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Jeep News: Rumorpile: Jeep Could Announce 'Baby' Model During the Next Five-Year Plan

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It is no secret that Jeep has been toying with the idea of introducing a model smaller than the Renegade (see our story back in January). According to a new report from Autocar, Jeep might announce plans to do just that.

In June, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be holding their five-year plan announcement. This is where the company outlines what's in store for the brands under the FCA umbrella. Autocar says Jeep is likely to announce their sub-Renegade model during it.

As we reported back in January, the 'baby' Jeep would likely use the platform that underpins the Fiat 500 and Panda 4x4. It would be aimed at the European market where there is a growing demand for small crossovers. Jeep CEO Mike Manley said Latin America could also be another market for the 'baby' Jeep.

Source: Autocar


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Makes sense in markets that have lower income levels and or tight roads like old Europe that subcompact Jeep could be as hit.

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I could see a small Jeep similar to the Fiat Panda Cross..it's 20+ inches shorter than the Renegade.

So Jeep may be growing both ends of the range..with something small and something large (the long rumored Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer)..covering all the bases.

 

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