Jeep’s upcoming small SUV is prone to make a world debut someday this 12 months. This all-new mannequin was previewed in full-EV idea type just a few months in the past, and can likely be referred to as the Jeep Jeepster — this sub-Renegade SUV will go on sale abroad someday subsequent 12 months.
With its smallest contender within the SUV area, Jeep will additional ramp up the electrification of its international line-up. This new mannequin, as we reported earlier, will get a mild-hybrid petrol powertrain and also will be provided as a pure EV — the latter was proven earlier this 12 months in idea type — as a part of a wide-reaching electrification technique presentation given by Stellantis boss Carlos Tavares.
Jeep’s new small SUV will include front-wheel-drive (FWD) as normal on each, the full-EV and mild-hybrid powertrain variations, whereas increased variants will get an elective digital all-wheel-drive (eAWD). In an eAWD system, an electrical motor powers the rear axle, permitting Jeep to supply an reasonably priced four-wheel-drive (4WD) answer on two-wheel-drive (2WD) platforms. Compared to the common all-wheel-drive (AWD), there isn’t a bodily connection between the fore and aft pushed wheels in an eAWD.
The new Jeep will sit on one in every of father or mother firm Stellantis’ household of latest STLA platforms and might be intently associated to fashions from sibling manufacturers, such because the Peugeot e-2008 and Citroen e-C4.
Visually, the brand new Jeep appears to share similarities with the soon-to-launch Jeep Grand Cherokee PHEV, with slim headlights and 4×4-style chunky wheel arches. It can also be anticipated to sport the identical seven-slat entrance grille as each different Jeep mannequin, even in electrical type.
Expected to be revealed this 12 months and launched abroad in 2023, it will likely be one in every of 100 new merchandise to be launched by Stellantis by 2030.
There is presently no information of the smallest SUV from Jeep coming to India. The carmaker’s subsequent launch would be the new Grand Cherokee, which is about to hit the market earlier than the top of this 12 months. Jeep has additionally confirmed that the brand new Grand Cherokee will probably be regionally assembled and powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine as normal.