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Jeep mid-size SUV for India will be based on Citroen C3 Aircross

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Jeep India is reportedly working on a new compact SUV to rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and other SUVs in the sub-Rs. 20 lakh space. This all-new SUV will sit below the Compass in Jeep’s lineup and will be based on the Citroen C3 Aircross.

Jeep x Citroen

The American automaker is evaluating a possible entry in the compact SUV segment in collaboration with Citroen, as both come under the Stellantis umbrella. The C3 Aircross platform will be a great alternative for Jeep as it is affordable, spacious, and offers better practicality with five and 5+2 seater options.

Unique Jeep Design

Although the platform will be shared with the C3 Aircross, the Jeep SUV will get a completely new top hat. A boxy stance, high ground clearance, typical Jeep styling, possibly taking some cues from the bigger Compass and a commanding driving position will likely be a part of the package.

Powertrain Details

Powertrain-wise, the Jeep’s SUV will likely make use of Citroen’s 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor mated to a six-speed manual and an automatic gearbox. This C3 Aircross’s engine is tuned to generate a power output of up to 109 bhp and 205 Nm of peak torque.

Market Positioning

The Jeep’s SUV could be positioned as a more premium and feature-rich alternative to the Citroen C3 Aircross. A price band of around Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 18 lakh can be expected for the Jeep’s upcoming model. Once launched, it will become the most affordable model from the American SUV manufacturer in India.

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