Jeep to launch a 7-seater SUV to rival Toyota Fortuner and Honda CR-V


Jeep plans to introduce a 7-seater SUV in the Indian market to take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Honda CR-V and the upcoming Mahindra Inferno. The 7-seater SUV will first launch globally, then in the Indian market. 

As we know, Jeep is planning to launch 2 new SUVs for the Indian market. It showcased its global future lineup, which includes a lot of new SUVs. The first model will be the Jeep Renegade, which will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and upcoming Nissan Kicks. The second one is an unnamed 7-seater SUV, which squarely aims against Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V and the upcoming Mahindra Inferno. As of now, the SUV has been codenamed as ‘Low-D 3-seater’.

Jeep Grand Commander

The first upcoming model from the American SUV maker is the Compass Trailhawk. Following which, it will launch the facelifted Wrangler in India. Renegade will launch by mid-next year and then comes the chance for Low-D 3-seater SUV.

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It is said that the Low-D SUV will use Jeep’s Small Wide 4×4 platform. This platform comes in many SUVs like Renegade, Compass, Fiat 500X and a couple of pickup trucks. Just like the Compass, we can expect this upcoming SUV to also possess some off-roading abilities.

In the Chinese market, the SUV maker launched Grand Commander, which is a 7-seater SUV. The model was specifically launched for the Chinese market, but a similar looking SUV can come to India.

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No other details are known yet. There are chances that Low-D might use Compass’s 2 Litre Multijet turbo diesel engine. This engine puts out 170 BHP and 350 Nm, which suffices for a 7-seater SUV. However, it might carry a new petrol engine, since the 1.4L petrol feels a bit insufficient.

The Grand Commander gets a 2.0 Litre Turbo petrol engine, that puts out 270 BHP and 400 Nm of peak torque. The power figures are adequate for a 7-seater SUV. This might be the petrol engine for Low-D. Of course, the mileage figures are going to be really bad.

Along with this, this SUV will be offered with a 4-wheel drive system, different driving-modes, traction control, frequency selective damping control suspension and more such off-roading features.

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Just like the Compass, Jeep will heavily localize this SUV. As a result, expect a highly competitive pricing in its segment. We expect a pricing range that starts off at Rs 25 Lakhs, going up to Rs 32 Lakhs.

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