With the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L adopting the new styling of the upcoming flagship, it’s pretty easy to assume the new design lines will also be adopted by the lesser models. KDesign AG is giving us an unofficial render for an upcoming 2023 Jeep Jr., most likely referring to the successor to the popular Compass.
We have already seen the second-generation mid-lifecycle update come out live in China – and most likely the U.S. specification will soon follow suit with very few changes. As such, this unofficial redesign looks even further, and is probably trying to use the Compass as a foundation for a future generation.
The design makes a solid case for itself thanks to a careful approach – the Grand Wagoneer’s front end gets a redesign to better suit the compact dimensions, while the lower portion of the fascia continues in the tradition of the Compass.
Changes are pretty obvious – though less dramatic – at the rear, as well. The profile keeps the arching rear door styling from the Compass but doubles up on the angled approach for a sportier effect. Overall, we feel this Jeep Jr. compact SUV is rather clean, with uncharacteristically few (for a rendering) derailments from the brand’s usual design cues.
Of course, given there’s still some time (a few years, at least) before the third-generation Jeep Compass sees the light of day, we can all understand this may or may not hold value against official plans for Jeep’s compact model range. Still, it’s a well-thought design and we wouldn’t go against such a styling direction if the company took its small SUV there.