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Old 25th November 2016, 12:18   #46
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We will position our smaller Jeep in India above EcoSport
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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