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AutoCar India, Gives Us The Scoop On The New 7-Passenger Jeep® H6 For India:

AutoCar India, Gives Us The Scoop On The New 7-Passenger Jeep® 598:​

Compass-Based Three-Row Is Coming For Brazil and Indian Markets...​

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Over the past several years, the Jeep® brand has been expanding its offerings around the globe. This includes some models that aren’t available in the United States, home to the iconic brand. This started with the introduction of the 2019 Jeep Grand Commander (K8), a three-row midsize SUV built exclusively for the Chinese market. Since … (read full article...)

 
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I’d like to know how much of the development work on these global Jeep products is transferable to North America, or if it is intended. It seems to me that a great amount of talent and resources exist in India and Brazil and could be used to offset and speed up development costs and time on various products. I am also curious on how the French and Italians will augment this process as it seems to be happening with the sub compact Jeep in India. My concern is that the “American” essence of domestically branded product will be lost in the process.
Indeed their are benefits and losses in globalization, I just want my Dodge to be the personification of what it should be, pure bred American muscle with an attitude by and for Americans who like that stuff. Does “Scat Pack” even translate? Curious and concerned.
 

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It time for Jeep to focus time and resources on the Cherokee model.
I totally agree, but it is obvious by this new three row Compass, that the Cherokee is the odd man out for Jeep globally. Too much overlap for the a bit too big Cherokee in its current FWD configuration. The solution I advocate is to market the next generation Cherokee only in the North American market where it remains popular, as a down sized Grand Cherokee on a shortened platform, two row only, in the soon to be exited current Grand Cherokee niche. The Cherokee would then assume the lucrative size, maybe an inch or two smaller, and RWD advantages of old GC and can be manufactured on the same assembly line. This redefined Cherokee would better fit the Jeep rugged chemistry and free up its current factory for new product, perhaps Peugeot based vehicles for the Chrysler brand. I agree, time to rethink the Cherokee. This idea seems totally on target. Totally.
 

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It time for Jeep to focus time and resources on the Cherokee model.

Cherokee (KM) development is already underway. The Cherokee Classic (KL) pre-2019 is getting a minor MCA for interior this year and the regular (KL) in China is also getting another MCA. We will keep our current model for another year or two and then KM will come along. Should be slightly larger to push it further away from Compass.
 

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I’d like to know how much of the development work on these global Jeep products is transferable to North America, or if it is intended. It seems to me that a great amount of talent and resources exist in India and Brazil and could be used to offset and speed up development costs and time on various products. I am also curious on how the French and Italians will augment this process as it seems to be happening with the sub compact Jeep in India. My concern is that the “American” essence of domestically branded product will be lost in the process.
Indeed their are benefits and losses in globalization, I just want my Dodge to be the personification of what it should be, pure bred American muscle with an attitude by and for Americans who like that stuff. Does “Scat Pack” even translate? Curious and concerned.
7 passenger Compass won't come to U.S. & Canada at least for now.
As Sergio & Manley presentation back in 2018 stated Jeep will have more regionally crafted products to grow the brand Globally as the world brand of Company.
 

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