Just one month after the comprehensive go-local strategy by Jeep brand was announced, Jeep India today announced that production for the locally-assembled 2021 Jeep Wrangler has commenced in its Ranjangaon joint venture manufacturing facility.
“Jeep has always represented the ultimate in capability and open-air freedom, and we are incredibly proud that our Made-in-India Wrangler protects that important legacy in the market,” said Partha Datta, Managing Director – Jeep India. “The Jeep Wrangler is the second out of the four localised products we committed to launch in India. We wanted to make the world’s most recognised SUV even more accessible to our Indian customers and we are pleased to be able to meet their aspirations.”
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler is now available for pre-booking before going on sale exclusively in India on 15 March, in 26 dealerships across the country. Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Made-in-India Jeep Wrangler will be announced at market launch.
FCA earlier announced an expansion to the local product lineup in India, confirming that an investment of over $250 million has been committed towards the production of four new Jeep SUVs. The all-new local vehicle line-up includes the 2021 made-in-India Jeep Compass, a locally produced and global-first three-row Jeep SUV, as well as the iconic Jeep Wrangler and next generation Grand Cherokee flagship, which will both be locally assembled in FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon.
The four new products will be on Indian roads by the end of 2022. The 2021 Jeep Compass is set to be unveiled in India on January 7, 2021 and production has already commenced. The luxury seven-seat mid-size Jeep, codenamed H6, will be launched in 2022.