Jeep to Launch New Compact SUV in India


FCA finally brought the iconic Jeep brand to India in August 2016 following years of delay. For now, Jeep sells the Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee SRT and the Wrangler in India. By mid-2017, the new Jeep Compass will also join the lineup. Jeep will then launch an all-new compact SUV in India developed specifically for markets such as ours. The new Jeep Compact SUV India launch will take place sometime in 2018. Prices will start under Rs. 9 lakh. Read on for more info on the new Jeep Compact SUV India launch plans.

Jeep Compact SUV India Launch in 2018; Price Rs 9 lakh; Specifications 2017-jeep-renegade

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New Jeep Compact SUV Launch in India

Model Expected Launch Date
Jeep Compact SUV for India 2018

We’re not expecting Jeep to bring the new compact SUV to India until 2018. Although Jeep has been busy testing the Renegade in India, apparently that model will not go on sale in our market. The upcoming Jeep small SUV will be based on a new platform and will be similar in size to the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport.

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Jeep Renegade SPIED in India

New Jeep Compact SUV Price in India

Model Expected Price
New Jeep Compact SUV Base Model Price Rs. 9 lakh
New Jeep Compact SUV Top Model Price Rs. 12 lakh

Prices of the upcoming Jeep Compact SUV for India could start below the Rs. 9 lakh mark. Expect top of the range diesel variants to cost as much as 12 lakhs. It major rivals in India will be the

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New Jeep Compact SUV India – Specifications

There is no clarity on the engine and transmission options of the upcoming compact SUV. But we expect it to go on sale with both petrol and diesel engine options. Also, there will be manual and automatic variants on offer. Jeep’s smallest offering, the Renegade, is available in the UK with a 1.4 L Petrol and a 1.6 L Diesel among other engine options. While this 1.4 Petrol might make it to India, the diesel engine will have to be smaller than 1.6 L to duck under the small car regulations. What is confirmed, however, is the fact that it will feature an all-wheel drive setup. Jeep does not want to compromise on its core values even if it results in an increase in the development and production costs.

Jeep Compact SUV India Launch in 2018; Price Rs 9 lakh; Specifications jeep-india-wrangler-trail-rated-badge

Jeep Renegade Official Images

Like we said earlier, the launch is still more than a year away so there isn’t much information available right now. All we know is that Jeep will launch a compact SUV in India to rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. It will be manufactured locally at Jeep’s new facility in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra. Fiat will also share this platform for their future compact SUV.

Jeep Compact SUV India Launch in 2018; Price Rs 9 lakh; Specifications jeep-c-suv-india

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the upcoming new Jeep Compact SUV India launch, price and specifications. Would you like to see a new Jeep Compact SUV in India? Do let us know via the comments section below.


  1. Yes Very Much
    I along with my hundreds of friends are contemplating buying a Jeep compact SUV in the price range mentioned above

    All my friends are waiting for 2018 to grab this from Jeep

    This is an excellent price range if Jeep can live up to the expectations of the youngsters craving for a Jeep

    I also hope Jeep dosent compromise on quality of this model like other manufacturers who compromise on the indian versions

    From the discussions that I have with my friends who are automobile enthusiasts they are postponing buying an Ecosport , Duster or Vitara to wait for this masterpiece

    All wheel drive is a must to wipe out all competition

  2. Auto transmission in Jeep Compact SUV is a MUST. Engine capacity of 1.5 L in diesel,is minimum I expect.Minimum of two air bags is required.