Jeep Compass/Patriot replacement (551) – IAB Rendering
Aravind Jayachandran, It goes without saying that I'm a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.
Will be launched in India as well.
The Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot will both be replaced by one new product, which is currently being tested with a production-spec body. Jeep will, reportedly, unveil the Compact SUV in early 2016. Based on the slew of spyshots that have surfaced online, IAB’s graphic artist, Shoeb R Kalania, has come up with a new rendering of the upcoming SUV (codenamed 551).
The styling of Jeep’s Compact SUV will be heading in the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s direction, featuring a refined and modern styling. It will certainly sport Jeep’s iconic seven slot grille, which is flanked by small headlamps.
Like most Jeeps, it will have a high ground clearance, and black plastic cladding for better protection over off-road trails. The rear-end is slightly raked to the front, and comes with wrap-around taillamps and a roof spoiler.
Reports suggest that it will be based on an extended version of the Jeep Renegade’s Small Wide 4×4 platform. As for the engine lineup, a 2.4-liter Tigershark and 2.0-liter MultiAir turbo engines are the rumored options. Both will be offered with a 9-speed automatic gearbox, and could feature the same 4×4 system from the boxy Renegade.
Fiat India has confirmed in its business plan that a Jeep Compact SUV will be introduced in H2 2016, which will be locally assembled at Fiat-Tata JV’s plant in Ranjangaon. It could also be exported to RHD markets like Australia, South Africa and the U.K.
Jeep Renegade – Image Gallery (Unrelated)