Jeep is preparing to introduce a new compact crossover into the Indian market towards the end of this year. In the beginning, the crossover was spotted undergoing testing under a modified Jeep Renegade body. The newest spy shots showcase the crossover testing with its production body. Renderings have indicated that the crossover will have similar design cues as the Jeep Grand Cherokee and it will be one of the automaker’s most globally-designed models ever. Buyers will have the opportunity to choose between a right-hand drive and left-hand drive model, as well as between a 2.0-liter Tigershark petrol engine that delivers 164 horsepower and a 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel engine that generates 170 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, but buyers can opt for a nine-speed automatic transmission. Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep believes that an American version of the crossover will arrive in 2017.
The Jeep Compass and Patriot are preparing to be replaced by an all-new Jeep. Spy shots of the new vehicle have surfaced, with its exterior covered in camouflage. The new vehicle will be placed between the Jeep Renegade and Cherokee in the lineup in order to complete the company’s portfolio for small utility vehicles. Jeep wants to continue curiosity among consumers, so the company has yet to announce whether the vehicle will carry the badge of the Compass, Patriot, or an entirely new one. It is speculated that the SUV will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Although it is difficult to clearly see the exterior components under the camouflage, the new vehicle is likely to have a conventional grille and redesigned headlights. Pine Belt Subaru customers in Lakewood can expect for the reveal of the new Jeep at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.