@rusticnomad I believe it is pretty certain the Renegade will not be offered in india for the first first few Jeep India years: too sophisticated and too small to be understood as 'paisa vasool' in India, which is always the main thing for indian car consumers (i.e., NOT custom-ers), no? It is launching, locally-made, in china in a month or two. FCA/Jeep sold 9000+ locally-made Jeep Cherokees in March alone! No luck there for you sir: no chance of the Cherokee ever coming here?! The c-suv will have the localised 2litre mjd+9-speed transmission. Said to be 19 lakhs and above. Hope they also offer the 1.6 mjd2 and t-jet 145+hp (imported) on it+ddct as an entry-version, cheaper? That would depend on whether europe gets such an inexpensive variant? The Suzuki Jimny 4x4 is a direct old ultra-cut-price copycat of the old Jeep Wrangler. JEEP is indeed going to in turn copy Suzuki Jimny (i.e., copy its own older history) and offer a small, smaller-than-Renegade b-suv, possibly sub-4m, at a pretty-low price. This is confirmed for Brazil, for end-2017, and very very likely on for india too, as confirmed to autocar recently, post-C-suv (2018, i guess). To be built off the new Punto (x6h) platform and with presumably similar architecture, as an emerging-markets special. Priced like the Scross and Duster or at worst like the totally-non-cuv-let-alone-suv Creta? For exports, as well or even mainly, including hopefully back-to-europe/usa. Styled like the Renegade and NOT like the C-suv=Grand Cherokee. There are still, albeit faded, rumours in brazilian circles about a b-cuv (i.e., Indian new Avventura) twinned to the new Punto+Grand Sienna+this smallJEEP. THAT vehicle was clearly in the Plan announced in 2014 for both LatAm and India, one they're sticking to, to the T in brazil, but with delays of many months for India as we know and some changes (no 1.6 mjd). The heartening thing, i suppose, is the fact that the new punto (and it is to be supposed some version of the small Jeep and the new Fiat 'Avventura'?) is also going to be launched in Europe, specced-up of course in its engineering, in 2017? Along the lines of the Tipo/Aegea threesome of models: low-cost manufacturing-base, high-enough-quality-but-very-very-price-competitive. Much cheaper than the Renegade/500X/500L. Hopefully that means India-as-export-base and not just brazil/serbia/argentina or turkey! From my personal pov: if that small jeep is going to be Renegade-like but a bit less wide/long and with a more-inexpensive chassis+suspension architecture, may that new Avventura be similar (minus some of the higher-end cabin materials) to the 500X in design! And not a re-clad version of the new Punto, good though that too would inevitably be (as is the current Avventura.) There are indeed very strong insider-sourced and pretty credible rumours (afai can make out) that there will be 2 Punto-replacements for europe: one of them will apparently be a 5-door 500-style model, hopefully a 500X like but cheaper cuv. Renault and Nissan are doing a similar thing: using the cheaper Duster platform for euro-styled models like the renault Captur=emerging-markets-special, lower-cost Kaptur+Nissan Kicks. In Brazil, Russia...and India (2017/2018). Am guessing, sadly, that FCA will be slower! They, or rather the Fiat dealers, do need either both the india-made Jeeps in 2017 or at least the New Avventura (or whatever) under the Fiat brand to accompany the Jeep c-suv in 2017. Although, to be fair, outside the top 5-6 biggest cities the Jeep franchise is going to be with the existing Fiat dealers, Kevin Flynn declared at the autoexpo. That is good for them. Me suspects the model-launch cadence will be set by the export-demand-timing. While these models are said to be 'ready' design and engineering wise, none other than the new Punto have been known to be undergoing road tests as yet. Me fears 2017 in india will ONLY see the c-suv, and no Fiat.