A new rendering that shows a hatchback version of the Jeep Compass that looks quite appealing.
Jeep Compass has been one of the most successful newly launched SUVs from the American automaker. A new rendering that shows a hatchback version of the Jeep Compass that looks quite appealing. We all know that Jeep is not going to develop anything hatchback or sedan like products. However, Fiat could take some cues from this rendering for its future products.
Jeep Compass is based on the Fiat’s Small-Wide platform, which also underpins the Fiat 500L hatchback. Not just Compass, this platform also underpins the Jeep’s smallest SUV – Renegade. For India, Jeep is developing a sub-4 meter SUV that will be based on the next-gen Panda’s 4×4 platform. The new small SUV will be positioned against the likes of Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and the upcoming small SUVs from Mahindra & Hyundai. The new SUV will come equipped with turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, and the new platform will be good enough to support hybrid and electric powertrains in future. Also See – Upcoming Jeep SUVs In India
Going by the rendering, it is visible that the hatchback carries the Jeep Compass’s front grille; however, the bumper is smaller and it sits lower. The side profile has been trimmed and gives a proper hatchback-like look. The rear also resembles the Compass, but it has also been shortened for a proper hatchback like profile.
In terms of new product launches, Jeep has recently introduced two new variants of the Compass – Black Pack and Limited Plus – to boost sales during the festive season. Besides this, Jeep will launch the new Trailhawk off-road version of the Compass in India early next year. It will use the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine which will be paired to a 9-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive system with Slectrac terrain response system.