Jeep is testing a new crossover based on the current Compass

Jeep is testing a new crossover based on the current Compass

March 4, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Based on these spy photos, a new three-row crossover based on the Jeep Compass is undergoing initial testing in Sweden. It is based on the current Compass, but will have a different name.

This is just the second time we have seen a prototype of an unusual Jeep crossover in our tests. Now, the journalists came across a car that was rather heavily camouflaged, but you can still see a Jeep false radiator grille with seven jumpers. We can also easily see the stretched rear of this compact crossover, which hides the third row of seats. But this prototype can hardly be called a Grand Compass.

There is still a lot we don’t know about this new seven-seater, but we do know that it is essentially a stretched Compass.

Our sources say it is based on the current Compass, and it will share design decisions both inside and out with a two-row Compass. It will not be an exact replica of the latter – we can see design elements of the new Grand Cherokee showing through the camouflage at the front of the car, in particular the LED lamps at the corners of the front bumper. The wheel arches have the massive shape of the current Compass, and if we look closely at the rear, we can make out the sloping upward D-pillar glass that the regular Compass also has.

Reported. that under the hood of this seven-seater could be a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine producing roughly 200 horsepower, which would transmit power to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive versions of the novelty may have a smaller 1.3-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 180 hp. The current Compass is powered by a 2.4-liter 180 hp engine. and a nine-speed gearbox.

At the moment, there is no data on what the name of this compact three-row crossover will be. According to rumors, the debut of the new item will take place by the end of 2021.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Jeep may refuse to use the Cherokee trade name. The management of the newly-minted Stellantis concern, which includes Jeep, may eventually abandon the further use of the Cherokee trade name. This is due to a lawsuit filed by the Cherokee Indians.