Jeep is planning to introduce a 7-seater SUV in India, which is rumoured to be named Jeep Grand Compass
Many of you may know that Jeep is currently working on developing an all-new 7-seater SUV, which is codenamed as Low-D. The carmaker will introduce the new SUV in India and Brazil. The 7-seater SUV is expected to hit our market by next year. The automaker has already started testing the SUV on foreign land. The upcoming SUV will be based on the Jeep Compass and is rumoured to be named as the Jeep Grand Compass. Reports suggest that the American carmaker is currently working on four new 7-seater SUVs, and the India-bound car will be priced competitively. The carmaker will make prominent changes to its design.
The carmaker is currently working of four new 7-seater SUVs
Today, what we've got here are some new renderings which suggest the possible design of the upcoming SUV. The car will be based on the company’s updated Small Wide Platform, which also underpins the Compass, Toro and Renegade. Reports suggest that the Jeep Grand Compass will be powered by a more potent oil-burner. Also, these renderings reveal that the upcoming 7-seater SUV will even receive changes in terms of dimensions. The car will be wider and longer as compared to the regular model, but the wheelbase of the SUV will remain the same. The car will feature a flatter roof to offer more space inside the cabin. It will employ larger doors for easy access to the third-row seats.
The India-bound model will be entry-level and most affordable
Outside, the SUV will receive some cosmetical updates like the inclusion of a new grille up front along with new headlamps, taillights and bumpers on both the ends. The 7-seater Jeep Grand Compass is expected to derive power from a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel mill that produces 200bhp of peak power. Transmission duties will be done by a 6-speed MT and a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Once launched, the SUV will rival with the likes of Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.