The sub-4 meter compact SUV segment is quite popular in our market, and is also gaining popularity internationally. Currently, this segment is ruled by cars such as Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. There are couple of manufacturers who are currently working on launching new products in this segment: Nissan and Renault to name a couple of them. American SUV manufacturer Jeep also has plans to launch a sub-4 meter compact SUV and it is likely to be launched in 2022. Here we have a rendered image showing us what this upcoming sub-4 meter SUV could look like.
The picture has been shared by Motor1.com. The rendered image is inspired by bigger SUVs from Jeep. Starting from the front, it gets the signature Jeep grille with a sleek looking LED headlamps. The lower part of the bumper gets a black skid plate and an air dam with LED fog lamps on either ends of the bumper. The side profile of the render reminds of Jeep Compass SUV and it also gets black sporty looking alloy wheels.
From the image it looks like the rear of the car is likely to get a design similar to Compass. Recently, Jeep’s compact SUV Renegade was spotted testing in India. The sub-4 meter SUV will be priced lower than Renegade and will compete with cars like Maruti Suzuki Brezza in the segment. Jeep might not be introducing a 4×4 or AWD version on the upcoming SUV in India to keep the cost down. Internationals markets are likely to get a 4×4 option in the TrailHawk trim.
The SUV is expected to be powered by a petrol engine only. It is expected to be based on Jeep’s Small Wide Platform which is flexible enough to adapt a hybrid or an electric powertrains if needed. Jeep’s sub-4 meter compact SUV will also be getting a feature loaded car. All these features and premium design will definitely affect the price and there is a possibility that it might be slightly expensive than the products already available in the segment. Jeep is currently working on a facelifted version of Compass SUV and a 7-seater version( likely to called Grand Compass) of the same will be launched in the market next year.