Jeep is one of the most fascinating car companies in India. Jeep is also famous for the SUVs they make. In India, at present, the Jeep is currently selling its two SUVs in the market – the Jeep Compass and the iconic Jeep Wrangler. Looking at the demand in the Indian market, the brand is planning to get into the compact SUV segment. Currently, they call it by its code name – Jeep ‘Junior’. Let’s read further in this Rs 10 lakh compact SUV.
The Jeep Junior will be carrying out the Jeep’s family look. It will have the Jeep’s cube pattern grill in front with the Jeep logo on the bonnet. The overall looks would be very boxy. It would look like the small version of the Jeep Compass. The rear of the Junior is also very muscular and boxy. As it is Jeep, We would expect good quality in the interior. It would share many things with the upcoming Citroen C3 listed ahead.
Rs 10 lakh compact SUV Frame and Engine
The Jeep Junior would be a compact SUV under four metres. It will have the CMP modular platform and this platform will be shared with the upcoming Citroen C3. The Jeep Junior will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual and an automatic gearbox. According to some leaks, we expect that it will come to India in the 4xe. The 4xe is a form of all-wheel drive that Jeep has invented using a battery setup.
Price and Competitors
The Jeep junior would be giving competition to the segment of sub-four-metre compact SUVs in India. So, it will compete with the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Maruti Suzuki Brezza facelift, Toyota Urban cruiser, and the upcoming Citreon C3. The prices of the Jeep Junior will start from Rs 10 lakhs (Ex-showroom) and will go up to Rs 15 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
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