Spy Shots: New Jeep Compass Testing In China
Published on July 11, 2016 by Joey Wang
New Spy Shots of a the successor of the Jeep Patriot/Compass. Two heavily camouflaged test cars were seen on the road in China. The new car is code named C-SUV, it will debut in December on the Guangzhou Auto Show. It will be manufactured in North America, Brazil, and in China by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture.
The C-SUV stands on a enlarged variant of the Small-Wide 4×4 platform that also underpins the Jeep Renegade and the Fiat 500X and Fiat 500L. In China, the C-SUV will be available with a Chrysler 2.4 four-cylinder petrol and with a Fiat 2.0 turbo four-cylinder petrol. In other countries various diesel engines will be available as well.
The Jeep brand is very successful in China, helped by local production of the Cherokee and the Renegade. The C-SUV will fit exactly in the middle and will likely push sales further up.
Trendy crossover looks with a small third-side window. Wheels seem a tad too small. Proper rails on the roof and a spoiler on top of the rear window.