Jeep has launched the Grand Cherokee with a 3.0 litre Pentastar V6 engine in Indonesia. The combo was first seen in China, but Indonesia is the first right-hand drive market to get the Grand Cherokee 3.0, which replaces the 3.6 litre V6 in the republic.

The naturally-aspirated six-pot motor produces 230 hp and 280 Nm, and is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Drive goes to all four wheels through a Quadra-Trac II full-time 4WD system. The fourth-gen WK2, which takes aim at the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz ML, is available in Overland and Limited trims. The 3.0 also powers the Wrangler in Indonesia.

Jeep recently made its comeback in Malaysia after a 15-year absence, and the Grand Cherokee 3.6 V6 (284 hp/347 Nm) is one of the four models DRB-Hicom’s subsidiary EON is selling (Cherokee, Wrangler and Compass are the others). Imported from the USA, the big SUV is priced at RM468,889 for the Overland RM448,889 for the Limited. If we are to get the smaller engine as well, those prices could well come down.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland in Malaysia