Jeep is on a roll when it comes to sales and the brand is hoping to continue that with two new products in the pipeline.
Mike Manley, global chief for Jeep told The Detroit News that the brand will introduce a replacement for the Compass and Patriot at the New York Auto Show in March. Manley said the replacement will use the name of one of the outgoing models.
“We’ve got two very good names, two well-established names with Compass and Patriot that continue to perform very well. It will be one of those names — which one, we’re going to have to wait and see,” said Manley.
Patriot has the better recognition in the U.S. while Compass is well known in Europe.
Manley also confirmed that Jeep will be getting a pickup based on the next-generation Wrangler. The truck would be built alongside the Wrangler at the Toledo plant.
“Sergio and I work very, very closely on the Jeep product portfolio, and both of us have been a fan of a potential Wrangler pickup ..." said Manley.
“For me, there is a historical place in our lineup for it.”
More details about the pickup are expected to come out later this month when FCA has their 2016 Earnings call.
Source: The Detroit News