Jeep C-SUV interior spied; gearing up for Sao Paulo debut?

A fully production ready Fiat C-SUV (Project 551) prototype’s interior has been photographed partially in Brazil. The compact crossover is set to make its world debut in the coming months.

Brazil will be the first market to get the SUV before it goes on sale in several international markets. Jeep’s volume oriented product will also be marketed in RHD markets with India as the production base.

Jeep C-SUV 551 spyshots (2)
The C-SUV derives quite a few dashboard elements from existing FCA models.

It can be seen that the C-SUV’s interior features a familiar steering wheel and several components that are derived from other FCA models. Feature highlights include a touchscreen infotainment system and automatic climate control. The heavily contoured front seats look upmarket.

The spyshots also reveal the car’s production-spec headlamp cluster with integrated LED daytime running lights. The front fascia makes the upcoming Jeep look like a baby Grand Cherokee.

Jeep C-SUV 551 spyshots (1)
The headlamp detailing looks similar to that of the Grand Cherokee.

Based on FCA’s Small-Wide platform which also underpins the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X, the C-SUV will be a size larger than the Renegade. Like any other Jeep, the crossover will be offering above-par off-roading capability.

Powertrain lineup is expected to include a 2.0-litre Tigershark four-cylinder petrol engine (Brazil will get flex-fuel version of this motor that can also run on ethanol) and a 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel engine. Both manual and automatic transmission will be on offer. Higher variants will be equipped with a 4×4 system.

Jeep C-SUV 551 spyshots (4)

Also read – Jeep Renegade spied in India

The Jeep C-SUV is expected to enter production at FCA-Tata JV plant at Ranjangaon sometime in the later part of 2017.

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