Jeep is developing a seven-seater variant of the popular Compass SUV to fight for customers in a segment currently occupied by large SUVs like the Skoda Kodiaq, Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. Codenamed the ‘Low-D’, this is a unique SUV developed by the company’s Indian arm and will share a majority of its components with the Compass.
Bigger dimensions will not compromise the seven-seater SUV's off-road capabilities, says the company. The bigger dimensions will free up space for a third row of seats and we expect Jeep to offer a whole lot of features to match the size along with an aggressive price tag to disrupt the segment.
Details of the engine and transmission options of the Compass Seven-Seater are unknown, for now. Jeep may use the same engines - a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol and a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel - along with automatic and manual transmission options.