AutomobilesJEEP Upcoming Compact SUV Models Spotted During Testing When Will be Launched

JEEP Upcoming Compact SUV Models Spotted During Testing When Will be Launched

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group's Jeep company currently sells three vehicles (Jeep Compass, Jeep Meridian and Jeep Wrangler) in the Indian market.

In view of the tremendous sales of compact SUVs in the Indian market, American carmaker Jeep is about to bring a new compact size SUV to the Indian market.

Recently it has been seen during testing, there is a possibility that Jeep can launch this SUV by the end of this year.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group’s Jeep company currently sells three vehicles (Jeep Compass, Jeep Meridian and Jeep Wrangler) in the Indian market.

There are reports that the new compact SUV will be based on the platform of the Jeep Renegade sold in the US market.

The special feature of this car will be that it will be the first car in the compact SUV segment to come with all wheel drive (AWD).

Jeep’s global design chief Ralph Giles had informed the media last year that the new compact SUV will come with all wheel drive and off-roading capabilities.


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AWD system with new technology

According to sources, it will have an electric powertrain system instead of the traditional AWD system. Such a powertrain was offered in Europe with the Renegade 4Xe and Compass 4Xe.

It will be powered by a 1.3-litre turbo engine that will power the front wheels and an electric motor for the rear.

In its segment, this car will compete with the new SUV coming in partnership with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Tigun and Maruti-Toyota.

World’s largest automotive conglomerate Stellantis created

In 2021, FCA joined hands with the French PSA group to form the world’s largest automotive conglomerate called Stellantis.

Under this partnership, Jeep gets access to the PSA Group’s Common Modular Platform (CMP) platform which is the basis of Citron’s subcompact UV C3.

However, it will be a challenge to offer an AWD setup on this platform as this architecture is only for front-wheel-drive cars.

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