Upcoming 7-seater Jeep Compass To Rival Ford Endeavour

by Jatin Chhibber | 17/06/2020
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The new Jeep Grand Compass will hit our market by next year. Once launched, the SUV will directly compete with the likes of Ford Endeavour.

American automaker Jeep is currently working on an all-new 7-seater SUV, which is expected to be named as Jeep Grand Compass. The upcoming SUV is likely to hit the Indian shores by next year. The car has been spotted a few times while getting tested. One can expect the carmaker to launch the new Compass facelift in our market by the first quarter of 2021 and the Grand Compass is expected to launch in Q2 of 2021. Furthermore, due to the ongoing situation, the launch of the new 7-seat Compass will likely to get delayed for a few months. The SUV will be based on the company’s ‘Small Wide 4X4’ platform, which also underpins the Jeep Compass and Renegade.

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The 7-seat Compass will be manufactured at FCA's  Ranjangaon plant

This will definitely help the carmaker to price the all-new Jeep SUV aggressively. The upcoming Jeep Grand Compass will be developed at the carmaker’s manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, Pune. FCA’s plant will also produce right-hand-drive 7-seat Compass for the foreign markets. The SUV will be the extended version of the upcoming Compass facelift. However, the automaker has already confirmed that the 7-seat Compass will be quite different from the regular Compass.

The SUV is expected to share its styling cues from the Chinese Grand Commander. The wheelbase of the Jeep Grand Compass is expected to be around 100-150 longer than the regular Compass. Mechanically, the SUV will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor, which churns out 170bhp of power and 350 Nm of peak torque.

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The upcoming Jeep Grand Compass will compete with the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner

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The engine will come paired with a 6-speed MT or a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Jeep has also planned to introduce a twin-turbo version of the oil burner, which puts out 200bhp of power output. Moreover, the carmaker will also offer the 7-seat Compass with a gasoline engine at a later stage in case the demand of the SUV rises. Once launched, the SUV will rub shoulders with the likes of Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and Toyota Fortuner. 

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