Jeep Compass facelift will be prioritized over the seven seater Jeep Low-D. The Low-D is expected to be launched in 2021.
Previously, it is believed that Jeep will introduce the seven-seater version of the Jeep Compass which is also known as Low-D. However, according to a recent report, Jeep will shift the focus to the introduction of the facelifted Jeep Compass and the launch of the Jeep Low-D is now delayed to 2021.
Jeep Compass facelift is likely to be introduced soon
Jeep Compass facelift is said to be a complete makeover for Jeep. The facelift includes major updates regarding the exterior silhouette and features. Apart from the significant exterior updates, the Jeep Compass also gets a throughout revision inside the cabin. Thanks to the major upgrade, the Jeep Compass can feel confident when rivalling against other newer competitors in its class. Jeep’s manufacturing facility will in charge of producing right-hand models on sales in the domestic market. Facelifted Jeep Compass from this plan will be exported to other markets by mid-2020.
While the facelifted Jeep Compass receives special attention, the Low-D seven-seater will have to retreat from the front line. After FCA clarifies its priority, the launch of the seven-seater will be postponed to 2021. Moreover, the Low-D will be developed from the facelift Jeep Compass. In line with other cars from the American brand, the Jeep-Compass-based seven-seater will feature the same design languages of Jeep as well as the off-road excellence despite gaining a great deal in size and weight. The seven-seater is expected to be priced from around Rs 20 lakh.
The seven seater version of Jeep Compass is expected to make its debut in 2021
The seven-seater Low-D is likely to get the BSVI-compliant 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel motor which is capable of making 173 PS and 350 Nm. This engine will be paired with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 9-speed automatic unit. Besides this high-performance engine option, it is expected that FCA will also offer a less powerful 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol engine as a more affordable alternative for the 2.0-litre diesel engine. The smaller engine can deliver a maximum power of 163 PS and 250 Nm. The petrol engine will be available with two powertrain options, 6-speed MT and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
When launched, Jeep Low-D will compete against the likes of Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace, Skoda Kodiaq and Honda CR-V and the currently launched Tata Buzzard. Visit IndianAuto.com to get more car news.