Jeep has many plans for the future and one of them is to launch a new entry-level SUV, which would be even smaller than the Renegade. Even though Renegade represents this company in the subcompact segment, the company believes that there is enough room for something even smaller. According to the latest reports, this model will be under four meters long and it will be offered in various markets of the world. At this point, the nameplate is still unclear, while most unofficial reports use the 2023 Jeep Baby SUV moniker.
At this point, it’s still early for details. We don’t know much about the new model and the only thing we could do is to make some speculations. Therefore, make sure to take the following paragraphs with a big reserve. In any case, we shouldn’t neglect rumors that suggest this model could arrive already by the end of this year.
2023 Jeep Baby SUV Design
The 2023 Jeep Baby SUV would be the smallest model in Jeep’s lineup and therefore, it’s not particularly easy to predict some of the design solutions. For example, we are not sure about the platform. The Renegade, for example, rides on the Small US Wide platform, which could be downsized for this occasion. However, this is also a pretty old platform, which lacks certain modern features.
That’s why some sources speculate that this could be the first Jeep model to ride on PSA’s architecture. We are talking about the well-known CMP architecture, which stands for Common Modular Platform. This one already underpins a variety of models from PSA Group. The main benefit from this platform will be the ability to implement all kinds of new technologies, especially in terms of powertrain. We will get on that in a moment.
Exterior and Interior
When it comes to the exterior design, it’s hard to talk about details. Still, we can speculate about some of the most basic things. Of course, the overall shape should come in Jeep’s typical fashion, while the front end should follow the brand’s latest design language, established by new models like Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Cherokee. ON the other hand, this model could also bring some different design solutions. Given the expected size, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a three-door layout, for example.
One of the biggest issues of the current generation of Jeep models is the cabin design. Simply, models like Renegade or Cherokee don’t look particularly attractive from the inside, which indicates a completely new layout for this occasion. However, keep in mind that this is going to be an entry-level (read: cheap) model, so we definitely don’t expect to see any wonders in this aspect.
2023 Jeep Baby SUV Engines
Considering the size and the entry-level status, it’s quite easy to predict that the 2023 Jeep Baby SUV will come with small three-cylinder engines. Of course, the exact engine offer will largely depend on the platform. If the 2023 Jeep Baby SUV is about to ride on Jeep’s platform, the 1.0-liter unit that powers Renegade looks like a logical choice. It features a max output of 120 horsepower.
On the other hand, the CMP platform would open a much wider range of possibilities. Base models would probably feature a 1.2-liter turbo-three that puts out around 100 horsepower. In this case, we would probably see an all-electric version as well, with a setup that is very similar to the one that powers the Peugeot 208-e. The small hatchback comes with a 135-hp electric motor, as well as a 50-kWh battery pack.
2023 Jeep Baby SUV Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2023 Jeep Baby SUV could arrive by the end of this year. More details about the exact launch date and price are expected soon.