Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25th November 2016, 12:18   #46
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 9,652
Thanked: 14,561 Times
Default Re: Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details

More on the Compact/ UV from Jeep,

Quote:
We will position our smaller Jeep in India above EcoSport
Quote:
looking at a smaller Jeep below the Renegade. We will probably position it above EcoSport. The smaller one, I would like to get it under the 4-metre regulation.
Source

Last edited by volkman10 : 25th November 2016 at 12:20.
volkman10 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2017, 10:28   #47
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 5,154
Thanked: 26,076 Times
Default Re: Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details

The sub-four meter SUV from the Jeep stable will be codenamed "515", following the Renegade's "526" and the Compass's "556", according to an ACI exclusive.

The 515 project is currently not approved, since a feasible engine is being finalised. It will also depend on how the sales are, for the Jeep brand, in the next 3-4 years.

Name:  Jeep_Web.jpg
Views: 3488
Size:  36.0 KB

Quote:
The company has an ambitious target of producing 47,000 Compasses in the first full year of production, of which around 25,000 will be exported to right-hand-drive markets around the world and the balance will be for domestic sales. Joining the Compass in the second half of 2019 will be the Renegade (Code: 526), a smaller SUV that will be more of a Creta rival. Powering this small SUV will be the same 1.4 Multiair and 2.0 turbo-diesel engines. In the interest of model hierarchy, it is likely that the Renegade may get the lower-powered 140hp version of the diesel engine.

The big news, however, is that Jeep is working on a sub-four-metre SUV (Code: 515) specifically for India, although this compact SUV would also find a market in Brazil and Russia. Jeep hasnít yet given it the green light as the cost targets are proving to be a huge challenge. A big issue is sourcing a suitable diesel motor, which would have to be under 1.5 litres to avail of the Ďsmall carí tax benefits. Fiatís ubiquitous 1.3 Multijet would be underpowered and, besides, it is likely to be phased out once BS-VI emission norms kick in. A better option is Fiatís ĎFamily Bí engine with capacities ranging from 1.6 to 2.0 litres. This motor powers the Compass and the big advantage is that it will be locally produced as well. Itís possible to downsize a 1.6 Family B motor to 1.5 litres but the 515ís volumes wonít justify the engineering costs. Fiat is still working on ways and means to make the 515 feasible, which, according to company sources, is likely to become a reality if Jeepís volumes pick up seriously in India.
RavenAvi is offline   (6) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2017, 12:11   #48
BHPian
 
S.MJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 421
Thanked: 451 Times
Default Re: Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details

Quote:
Originally Posted by RavenAvi View Post
The sub-four meter SUV from the Jeep stable will be codenamed "515", following the Renegade's "526" and the Compass's "556", according to an ACI exclusive.

The 515 project is currently not approved, since a feasible engine is being finalised. It will also depend on how the sales are, for the Jeep brand, in the next 3-4 years.
Thatís good news, I am eagerly waiting for Renegade to launch here, fits my requirement perfectly, a budget small SUV, solid build which will be even better than my Punto, much better fit and finish, butch looks, car like handling yet can manage moderate off-roading and to top it all 2L multijet (as confirmed by this report).
Earlier impression was that Jeep has not finalized Renegade launch, they wanted to watch out the market response of Compass.

On the sub 4 meter SUV engine options, they can explore Suzuki's newly developed 1.5L diesel.
S.MJet is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2017, 22:29   #49
BHPian
 
2cents's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: India
Posts: 320
Thanked: 75 Times
Default Re: Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details

Quote:
Originally Posted by RavenAvi View Post
The 515 project is currently not approved, since a feasible engine is being finalised. It will also depend on how the sales are, for the Jeep brand, in the next 3-4 years.
Which means for the next five years JEEP is going to be a single product company Same old Fiat story.
2cents is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2017, 22:37   #50
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,595
Thanked: 14,852 Times
Default Re: Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2cents View Post
Which means for the next five years JEEP is going to be a single product company Same old Fiat story.
Missed the part about Renegade being the Creta rival for 2019 launch?
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2017, 12:15   #51
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 9,652
Thanked: 14,561 Times
Default Re: Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details

Is this the project '526' the A segment Jeep for India? Will it be a re-badged/engineered FIAT PANDA?

Ref. pic- Fiat Panda,

Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details-reportsmalljeepmodelasegmentreportedlyinthepipeline120506_1.jpg

Quote:
But for all that, and despite the problems posed by the ZF 9-speed automatic, Jeep went on to sell plenty of Renegade vehicles in literally all corners of the world.
A rolling success for the sport utility vehicle manufacturer, the increasingly popular Renegade could welcome an even smaller brother in the coming years
Quote:
No name, no debut date, no technical information, absolutely nothing else is known about the alleged A-segment Jeep. But if the rumor will be proven right, what should we look forward from the smallest Jeep of the modern era ?
Quote:
the Fiat Panda 4x4 is going to be badge-engineered.

The Panda 4x4 would be one of the possible starting points for the unconfirmed and unnamed Jeep model, chiefly because it slots in the A-segment, it has all-wheel-drive, and the underpinnings are cheap enough to allow the American automaker to develop a mostly inexpensive SUV for markets where small vehicles are popular.

LINK
volkman10 is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2017, 15:42   #52
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,595
Thanked: 14,852 Times
Default Re: Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details

Quote:
Originally Posted by volkman10 View Post
Is this the project '526' the A segment Jeep for India? Will it be a re-badged/engineered FIAT PANDA?
Not a bad place to start! The Panda 4*4 has good praise for its capabilities abroad.



If they get it anywhere close to these abilities, the upcoming Suzuki Jimny will have an interesting practical rival.
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2017, 17:18   #53
Senior - BHPian
 
Reinhard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,001
Thanked: 955 Times
Default Re: Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details

No please...No...Seen hundreds of these Pandas up close and personal over the last 2 years. And saying "it is an U-G-L-Y car" is an understatement.

Please don't do that to the JEEP brand which has a really good status so far in India. Don't take it to dogs please...
Reinhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2017, 17:47   #54
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,595
Thanked: 14,852 Times
Default Re: Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reinhard View Post
No please...No...Seen hundreds of these Pandas up close and personal over the last 2 years. And saying "it is an U-G-L-Y car" is an understatement.

Please don't do that to the JEEP brand which has a really good status so far in India. Don't take it to dogs please...
What makes you think two cars sharing a platform should like alike?

Here are previous two siblings - the ugly curvish 500X and the boxy Jeep Renegade, both don't have any similarities when it comes to looks.

Name:  246398_2016_Fiat_500X.jpg
Views: 843
Size:  41.9 KB

Name:  images 2.jpg
Views: 841
Size:  15.8 KB


Last edited by CrAzY dRiVeR : 20th September 2017 at 17:49.
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2017, 17:55   #55
Senior - BHPian
 
Reinhard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,001
Thanked: 955 Times
Default Re: Jeep B-Segment SUV: Here are more details

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrAzY dRiVeR View Post
What makes you think two cars sharing a platform should like alike?

Here are previous two siblings - the ugly curvish 500X and the boxy Jeep Renegade, both don't have any similarities when it comes to looks.

Both 500X and Renegade - Driven.
(And I like the X-Ambassadors song RENEGADES that they used for TV commercials of the Jeep Renegade more than I liked the car itself .)

But I was responding to Volkman10's post. That post says "re-badged / re-engineered PANDA.
I don't want to wear dark glasses on road all the time to minimize damage to my eyes every time I see one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by volkman10 View Post
Is this the project '526' the A segment Jeep for India? Will it be a re-badged/engineered FIAT PANDA?

Last edited by Reinhard : 20th September 2017 at 17:58.
Reinhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oranges or Apples : SUV or D-Segment? Swanand Inamdar What Car? 115 23rd August 2011 17:26
C+, D or SUV/MUV segment wmanu What Car? 3 29th December 2009 12:30
It was all so clear!! but... C Segment or D segment JRD Sedans 27 10th November 2008 11:01
Strange Rule-Can't buy a C segment car if you done have any of A or B segment girlieonwheels Indian Car Loans & Insurance 40 22nd August 2008 17:56


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:18.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks