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Jeep Renegade India Testing Continue, Will Spawn Jeep 551 Instead [Update]

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Jeep Renegade India Testing continues as it will help the brand focus more in the Indian market and get much desired volumes

Our reader Satya sends us these photos of the Jeep 551 and Wrangler being tested. The Jeep Convoy Spotted Testing somewhere in Chennai has the Jeep 551 being tested along with Wrangler still doing rounds along it.

FCA is on an aggressive streak worldwide to offer all types of products across all ranges, brands and customers that it has. One of the big plans got a go ahead was the platform sharing and among all brands in the FCA group and create cars of all types and shapes for all markets. Jeep is one of them and now the company all set to offer SUV that it always does.

However, it is coming down the charts and offering compact SUV, which seem to be doing well most countries of the world. India is one of them and we are also all set to get the Jeep compact SUV, which is code-named 551.

The Jeep 551 is the Jeep Renegade. The Renegade will be the donor car for the all new SUV’s that FCA group is making for India. FCA confirms that the Renegade is now coming. However, the compact SUV made for the Indian market (Jeep 551) will be Made in India and will have the highest level of localization possible. We can expect petrol and diesel engines from the brand. A 1.4 petrol or a 1.3 l diesel engine with 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox.

The positioning at the 10 lakh mark means it can take on its rival such as Brezza, Ecosport and upcoming SUV from Hyundai. India specific Jeep Renegade will be a sub four meter model. The Jeep will be making this SUV in the Ranjangaon facility of Maharashtra, India and will make sure they price it competitively.

An iconic brand coming into the affordable section will sure take the market by storm. The testing of this platform could spawn as much SUV as the Indian market requires. Finally we can see FCA group vehicles getting much success that it has looked for.

Mohit Soni
Mohit Soni
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