Jeep has also put an emphasis on durability and repairability, with 360-degree cladding, skid plates and headlamp guards. These help to defend it in the event of ‘low-speed impacts’, which the marque says make up 70 per cent of accidents in Europe. Jeep expects typical accident costs to be reduced by just under £1,000 thanks to these additions.
On the inside, beyond the typical twin-screen visuals, it is distinctive, with a refined yet rugged minimalism with what Jeep calls ‘design to function’. The exterior colour is brought inside for the dash trim, surrounding a simple oblong shape in which you find the vents.
There’s a large storage area where you might otherwise find a gear selector, pictured by Jeep as ideal for handbags. In fact, Jeep’s keen to point out it has the most interior storage space in its category, with 34 litres, compared to the segment average of 15 litres.