A recent media report suggests that FCA is planning to launch Jeep sub-four meter and Jeep 7-seater SUV into the Indian market. The launch of these upcoming cars was announced in 2018, as a part of carmaker’s mid-term plan.
A recent media report suggests that FCA is planning to launch a Jeep sub-four meter and a Jeep 7-seater SUV into the Indian market. The launch of these upcoming cars was announced in 2018, as a part of the carmaker’s mid-term plan.
Partha Datta, President and Managing Director, FCA (India) said that the two new Jeep models will be added to the company’s SUV line-up and will be made at the carmaker’s Ranjangaon facility by the beginning of 2021. This production facility is co-owned by FCA and Tata Motors. Given below is what Partha commented about enlarging company’s operations in India.
We fully understand to be more successful we need more models which, so far, we could not have. So, beginning next year, we will have more than two more Jeep models being rolled out from the Ranjangaon facility.
This production facility is co-owned by FCA and Tata Motors
The upcoming Jeep sub-compact SUV will be launch in the highly-competitive B-segment market, and will be propelled by an ICE unit. This new SUV has been designed keeping India in mind. To decrease the retail price of the SUV, the carmaker will limit its length to or within 4 meters by which the minimum amount of GST can be charged on the car. The SUV will sit below Jeep Renegade in the carmaker's portfolio. On the other hand, the 7-seater Jeep SUV will be an extension of the Jeep Compass, and it’ll feature a new and unique design language. Currently, the SUV is being developed in Brazil.
On the other hand, the 7-seater Jeep SUV will be an extension of the Jeep Compass
The upcoming 7-seater Jeep will come into production by 2021, and the sub-four meter Jeep SUV is expected the join the production line-up by the second half of next year. Jeep’s ongoing models like Wrangler and Grand Cherokee will continue to retail as completely built units. In other news, Jeep has recently launched the BS-VI compliant variant of Compass in India. The price range of the new BS-VI models start from Rs 15.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). As compared to the BS-IV models, the price of petrol trims have increased by Rs 25,000, and the prices of the diesel-powered models have gone up by Rs 1.1 lakh.