Jeep India aims to expand its product portfolio with two all-new models – a subcompact SUV and a 7-seater SUV. To be positioned against the Honda CR-V and the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace, the Jeep 7-seater SUV (codenamed – Low D/Project 598) will arrive in 2021.
The new sub-4 metre SUV, however, will be first one to hit Indian roads. Slated to launch next year, the Jeep subcompact SUV will go up against the cars like Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport.
New details about the upcoming Jeep 7-seater SUV have emerged online. The platform and wheelbase of the new Jeep 7-seater SUV will be similar to the Jeep Compass. The carmaker will expand its fender region to accommodate the extra third-row of seats. This will also help the carmaker curb its development costs. Read – Jeep Compass To Get Expensive
Design and styling of the Jeep 7-seater SUV will be slightly different that the Compass. It’s likely to get newly-designed headlamps, front and rear bumpers, larger C-column and taillamps. Interior of the SUV will be less or more like the Jeep Compass. Though, it might some extra comfort goodies and safety features.
At the engine front, the new Jeep 7-seater SUV will get the Firefly Turbo Flex 1.3L and 2.0L Multijet II diesel motors. The 1.3L oil burner, with a CVT gearbox sourced from AISIN, will deliver power close to 180bhp and torque between 225Nm – 245Nm. Check Out – 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s First Spy Pictures
The 2.0L diesel engine will be paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Rumour has it that the European-spec version of the new Jeep 7-seater SUV could also be offered with a plug-in hybrid petrol powertrain.