New compact SUV Jeep | Origin of Fiat in 2014
The new compact SUV Jeep of Fiat that is planned to launch in about a year, will be produced in Europe. To confirm the arrival of the model was the CEO of the group, Mike Manley, suggesting that the goal is to adapt to what was done by the competition and take advantage of the demand for this kind of vehicles which are in demand in Europe and also in an ever increasingly market in China. The sporty SUV Jeep should have dimensions similar to those of a B-segment car and will be positioned below the Jeep Cherokee, newly refurbished model whose debut on the U.S. market is expected for the month of August.
New Jeep Cherokee 2013 muddy road
New Jeep Cherokee 2013 on the Road
For the occasion, Chrysler and Fiat will implement synergies so that the small SUV will use a platform of Italian origin. This will mean the presence of the front wheel drive while it is not clear if it can also get some engine from Turin, maybe one of the diesel that will be included in the European range and maybe even in the version distributed in the USA.
2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
The baby Jeep will be tasked to be an attractive alternative for those customers who want a crossover that is not very demanding both in terms of size and economic terms so the newcomer will be characterized by low power consumption and reduced pollutant emissions as underlined by the same Manley. For North America the official debut is scheduled for 2014 but it is easy to assume that the European launch will take place within the same time.
New Jeep Cherokee 2013 side
New Jeep Cherokee 2013 rear
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