Will be unveiled in Q3 2016.
Jeep's upcoming crossover, commonly referred to as Jeep C-SUV and internally known as Jeep 551, has been delayed. Set to replace the Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass, the Jeep 551 was expected to be introduced this month in New York but that didn't happen. The Jeep C-SUV's introduction has been reportedly delayed to Q3 2016. While the official preview of the crossover is months away, a speculative rendering from OmniAuto.it shows what to expect in terms of design.
The Jeep 551 will be based on a modified version of the Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade’s small-wide front-wheel drive platform. Set to be launched as one of the company's most globally-focused models, the crossover will be made in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive versions. The Jeep C-SUV is said to be offered with two engine choices: ~164 hp 2.0-liter Tigershark petrol and ~170 hp 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel. A 6-speed transmission is expected to be the standard offering, while a 9-speed automatic transmission should be offered moving up the range.
The first country where the Jeep C-SUV will be put to production and launched will be Brazil. Two more plants will make the Jeep C-SUV, one in China and one in India. The Indian production will take place at the Tata-Fiat JV plant in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra.
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