If we believe the pictures, that Jeep will unveil the K8 Concept which wants to be a new model destined, initially, the Chinese market which is, let us not forget, the second market Jeep after the US.
This future Jeep SUV would be developed on the CUSW platform already used by the Cherokee but would benefit from a chassis with a longer wheelbase to allow Jeep to offer 7 places on a vehicle that could then be considered the successor of the Jeep Commander that existed on the market between 2005 and 2010.
If the case is confirmed next week, we could discover a concept car proposing the following implantation:
2 + 3 + 2
If it takes up the aesthetic spirit of the Jeep Cherokee, this novelty seems to differ by the design of the front part which is not without making us think of a mix of those of the Compass and Gd Cherokee.
The profile also appears as an evolution and an extension of that of the Compass especially at the level of the quarter glass. Finally the high, solid rear part with tail lights that are reminiscent of those of the Discovery or Velar.
Foreseen for the Chinese market at the moment, this future Jeep K8 should benefit from a new supercharged 4-cylinder engine that will take the name Hurricane, in tribute to the F4-134 Hurricane engine driver (drift Go Devil ) Which propelled the Jeep CJ-3B, CJ-5 or CJ-6 but also the Willys 473 and 475 pick-up and breaks and it seems to me the Jeepster.
The production of the model could begin in China during the summer or in any case during the second half of this year.
If all goes well with FCA, it is whispering that this new SUV could give its underwear for a future SUV or crossover signed Chrysler and that would be built at the factory of Belvidère.
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Via Allpar, AutosAméricaines.