Jeep India is working on a 7-seater version of the Compass. The new SUV will sit above Compass in the line-up. The manufacturer also registered the name ‘Patriot’ which they might end up using for the new SUV. The Patriot will be based on the Compass so both of them will share some body panels. The new SUV is expected to be unveiled by the end of 2021 with sales starting from next year. Here, we have a rendering of the Compass 7-seater. This gives us an idea about how the new SUV might look like when it is launched.
The rendering has been done by IAB and it shows the front quarter profile of the Compass 7-seater. The rendering is based on the teaser that Jeep posted. The rendering takes inspirations from the design of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV. The rear of the Compass 7-seater has not been rendered by the artist.
At the front, we get LED headlamps that are slightly different from the ones that we have seen on the Jeep Compass. There is the Jeep’s 7-slat grille is found on all the Jeep SUVs. The bumper is very similar to the one found on the Compass. It gets a big airdam in the lower half of the bumper. From the spy shots, we know that the LED Daytime Running Lamps will be a simple horizontal strip that will sit above the LED fog lamps. We get a Jeep branding that sits in front of the bonnet which is also flat and has creases in them.
Then we come to the side profile where we see the same alloy wheels as the Compass but that could be an inch bigger for the Patriot. There are prominent wheel arches that have been squared-off and also come with plastic cladding. All of this has been done to make the Compass 7-seater look more like a SUV.
The differences that you would start seeing between the Compass and the 7-seater version of it will start from the B-pillar. The rear doors will be larger so that it is easy to get in and out of the SUV. There will also be a longer rear overhang which will help in accommodating the third-row of seats. The Compass 7-seater will have a longer wheelbase and a longer length so that there is enough space for the occupants that sit in the second and the third row. It is also expected to be offered as a 6-seater SUV in which it will come with two captain chairs instead of a bench seat for the second row.
Powering the Jeep Compass 7-seater will be the same 2.0-litre Multijet 2 diesel engine that we have seen on the Compass, Tata Harrier, Safari, MG Hector and Hector Plus. The engine produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. However, for the 7-seater version, the engine will be retuned to produce around 200 PS and 400 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox and an automatic transmission.