2022 Jeep Compass-based 3-row SUV spy shots: Compact family hauler in the works

Jeep has been spotted testing a new three-row crossover SUV in Europe.

The mystery SUV is a compact offering that will likely skip the United States. It’s related to the Compass and was first announced by Jeep parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles during a 2018 presentation, referred to it at the time as a “Low D 3-Row” SUV.

The Compass itself is due to be updated in 2021 and we’ll likely see this three-row SUV arrive about the same time. The updates pegged for the Compass include sharper styling and a revamped interior with modern tech.

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Though heavily camouflaged, we can see that the three-row SUV’s front section is similar to the front section of prototypes for the updated Compass. The stretched body is unique to the three-row SUV and likely has space for seven, although the rear seats will likely accommodate small children only.

Jeep already sells a compact three-row SUV in China, which is related to the Cherokee. It’s called the Grand Commander and was launched in 2018. This Compass-based three-row SUV will offer the same compact size and three-row practicality for buyers in the rest of the world, and possibly China as well.

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It’s probably too small for the U.S., so don’t expect it here. Instead, Jeep will introduce a three-row version of the next-generation Grand Cherokee here in 2021, aimed at families. The automaker will also launch next year the three-row Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer aimed at buyers who need maximum space. It means Jeep will soon have a total of five three-row SUVs in its global lineup.

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