Jeep recently launched the updated version of the Compass in the Indian market. The brand is working on a 7-seat version of the Compass that will be launched in the future. Jeep has been testing the 7-seater version of the Compass in India for some time now. The test mule was spotted testing once again in Chakan near Pune, where the plant of Fiat Chrysler is located.
Codenamed as H6, the all-new Jeep Compass 7-seater will launch the Indian market around the middle of 2022. The pictures come from T-BHP and the person who clicked the pictures claim that the 7-seater version of the Compass is slightly longer compared to the regular version of the car. Also, interestingly, the same person also claims that there are jump seats and there is no third row in the vehicle. Since we cannot verify the claims, we will wait for official details or spy pictures before commenting on this.
Jeep H6 is likely to get the production name of Commander. The Commander moniker is already in use in the Chinese market for a China-spec seven-seater model. The spy pictures reveal a few highlights of the upcoming vehicle. The SUV will have a 7-slat grille just like any other Jeep. It also gets sharp-looking LED headlamps and a swooping down roofline that really makes it look sporty. The rear of the vehicle is also designed sportily.
Even though the cabin of the all-new upcoming Compass 7-seater is yet to be spotted, it is likely to get a six and a seven-seater variant. Jeep will make the vehicle as luxurious as possible in the price bracket to take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. To make the vehicle as premium as possible, we can expect extensive use of soft-touch materials in the vehicle.
Same powertrains as the Compass
The upcoming Jeep H6 will offer both petrol and diesel engine options. Just like the Compass, the diesel variants will get powered by the 2.0-litre diesel engine. However, it is expected to be more powerful with a twin turbocharger. The diesel engine of the Compass produces a maximum power of 173 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. The H6 will have close to 200 Bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. It will be paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission, while there should be an option of a manual transmission too.
Like all the Jeep models, the upcoming 7-seater will come with the 4X4 system too. However, there will not any low-ratio transfer case for the lower-end variants. Jeep may launch a much more capable version that will be Trailhawk-rated with a much more capable low-ratio transfer case.
Other off-road assist features like multiple terrain modes, switchable diff locks and more will be available with the upcoming vehicle. The Commander will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster and Ford Endeavour in the Indian market.