The Jeep is finally set to hit the Indian market by the end of this month with two model - Wrangler and Grand Cherokee SUVs. Jeep's high-performance SRT brand will make a debut as well with the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.
A third model known currently as C-SUV or the Jeep 551 is under development and will be positioned above Jeep's smallest offering, the Renegade. The C-SUV is expected to replace the Jeep Compass and the Patriot offered globally on sale.
The C-SUV being developed by Jeep will take the label of the 'Compass' as it was the popular brand between Compass and Patriot.
From what the spy pictures reveal of the new Jeep that the exterior is taken from the Grand Cherokee and interiors too will be borrowed. Inside the new Jeep C-SUV, the dashboard looks like the traditional design from Jeep.
The new Jeep C-SUV is expected to features are the U-Connect infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen which is seen in the larger Jeep Grand Cherokee. Some of the expected features are climate control, power seats, the push-button start which will be standard on top trims of the upcoming Jeep.
The Jeep 551 will be assembled at Fiat's Ranjangaon facility in Pune. The new Jeep C-SUV is expected to be powered by Fiat's 2.0-litre Multijet engine which churns out 170bhp.
Jeep's new C-SUV will be pitted against the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner when launched. The new vehicle from Jeep (Codenamed - 551) will unveil itself by the end of September 2016.