Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
February 5, 2012
A new small Jeep has been delayed. According to Automotive News, the new Jeep has been pushed back due to a review of future investments by Fiat.
The new Jeep, codenamed B-SUV would use Fiat’s new Small Wide platform, which also underpins the new 500L. The model would be placed underneath the Compass and Patriot in Jeep’s lineup.
Fiat’s plan called on a $1.3 billion expansion of Fiat's Mirafiori plant in Italy to build Jeep and a Fiat version of the B-SUV.. Now, Fiat will begin building their version to replace the Sedici, which is currently based on the Suzuki SX4. Production of the Fiat model will begin sometime in 2013, while the Jeep will begin a year later.
Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)