Jeep 551 (Jeep C-SUV) spied up-close alongside Ford EcoSport

Posted on: May 27, 2016 - 1:27pm IST

To launch in Q3 2016 in Brazil.

New spyshots from Carplace reader, Alexandre Cantu, feature the pre-production Jeep 551 test mule with lesser camouflage. It is photographed from all angles, including a prototype parked beside a Ford EcoSport. The compact Jeep SUV will debut in Q3 2016 in the Brazilian market, as confirmed by Mike Manley, Head of Jeep.

Jeep 551 (Jeep C-SUV) front and rear spied up-close
The Jeep 551 will debut in Q3 2016 in the Brazilian market, as confirmed by Mike Manley, Head of Jeep.

The Jeep C-SUV is the long time successor to both the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot, and could be marketed with one of the two nameplates. New spyshots offer a clear insight into what we can expect from the exterior design, which adopts a contemporary and curvaceous styling along the lines of the Grand Cherokee and Cherokee, rather than the iconic boxy lines that we’ve seen in the Renegade and Wrangler.

The Jeep Compass/Patriot successor will be based on FCA’s Small Wide platform sourced from the Renegade, and its engine lineup may include 2.0-liter Tigershark petrol and 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel engines. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic transmission, and an AWD system could be equipped in higher grades.

Jeep 551 (Jeep C-SUV) spied up-close, alongside Ford EcoSport
The Jeep Compass/Patriot successor will be based on FCA’s Small Wide platform sourced from the Renegade.

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The Jeep 551 is also confirmed to launch in the Indian market, where it will be manufactured at Tata-FCA JV’s plant in Ranjangaon starting 2017.

Jeep 551 – Image Gallery

[Source: Carplace]

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