Jeep Patriot/Jeep Compass successor to arrive in March – Report

Sagar

Sagar Parikh, I'm the international news editor at IndianAutosBlog.com. I love everything that has a steering wheel!

Will be manufactured in India. 

The Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass will be replaced by a new single crossover this year. The successor, internally known under the codename ‘Jeep 551’, has been spied testing on many locations and should be in the final stage of its development. Early prototypes were being tested with a modified Jeep Renegade body.

Jeep Compass:Patriot replacement (551) front thee quarter IAB Rendering
IAB’s rendering artist Shoeb Kalania previews the Jeep 551’s look.

According to a report from Car And Driver, the Jeep Patriot/Jeep Compass successor will have its world debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March. Some reports also say that the world debut will be held at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show instead, probably supported by the speculation that this model will be aggressively targeted at markets outside North America too. Irrespective of the motor show Jeep chooses, the public debut of the Jeep 551 will happen in March this year.

2015 Jeep Compass vs. 2014 Jeep Patriot
The Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot are mechanical twins targeted at different set of crossover buyers.

Reports say that the Jeep 551, also referred to as ‘Jeep C-SUV’, will be based on a modified version of the Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade’s platform. This means that Jeep 551 will have a car-like unibody construction like the Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass which are essentially mechanical twins with different styling, targeted at different set of buyers. The new crossover will likely have front-wheel drive standard, with all-wheel drive being available moving up the range.

Jeep diesel engine
Engine options could include a 2.0-liter Tigershark petrol engine and a 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel engine.

Also Read: FCA CEO confirms 2018 Jeep Wrangler pickup – IAB Report

Two engine choices could be offered: a 164 hp 2.0-liter Tigershark petrol and a 170 hp 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel. Power would be sent to the wheels via a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic transmission depending on the configuration chosen.

With global expansion in mind, Jeep will offer the compact crossover in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive versions. The latter will likely be made in India at the Tata-FIAT JV plant in Ranjangaon in Maharashtra.

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

[Source: Car And Driver]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Jeep 551 News & Updates

Second-gen Jeep compass (Jeep 551) front three quarters rendering

India-bound Jeep 551 (Jeep Compass) to be revealed this month – Report

Jeep 551 (Jeep C-SUV) front three quarters spy shot

Jeep 551 (Jeep C-SUV) spied testing in China

Jeep 551 (Jeep C-SUV) interior spied

Jeep 551’s dashboard partly revealed in new spyshots

Jeep 551 (Jeep C-SUV) front spy shot

Jeep 551 (C-SUV) spied testing yet again

Jeep 551 (Jeep C-SUV) interior dashboard driver side spy shot

Fresh spyshots reveal new details of the India-bound Jeep 551

Jeep Patriot front three quarters

Production of Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot to end in December