The American manufacturer hasn’t revealed much detail about the upcoming SUV. But the launch will take place only in 2022
Jeep is on a roll ever since the company introduced Compass in India. The American manufacturer had high hopes with Compass and the new model has surpassed the expectations as they have sold more than 20,000 units in six months. Now the company is building on the momentum with new launches to take forward the company in India.
Jeep CEO Mike Manley revealed that the company is planning to introduce two new models for India. The first one will be a sub four metre SUV to take on Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. The second model will be three row mid-size SUV above compass. The announcements were made during the annual meeting of FCA which discussed the plans for next five years.
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Even though Jeep entered the Indian market recently, the company has good fan following in India thanks to its premiums models Grand Cherokee and Wrangler which are priced really high but still they helped the company to get a premium image in India and it is one of the reasons for the huge success of Compass as it is the most affordable model of Jeep in India.
The American manufacturer hasn’t revealed much detail about the upcoming SUV. But the launch will take place only in 2022 as the Compass will get a facelift at the same time. Earlier this year, Jeep revealed Commander SUV in China and the company said that it is a China specific model only. But we can expect the new 7 seater SUV to take some design inspiration from it.
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The Commander design is in line with other new generation Jeep products and this premium design will appeal to many people. The seven seater SUV will be positioned as a direct rival for Toyota Fortuner in India and the price will start above Compass range. Jeep might go aggressive with pricing to take on the established rivals.