The American firm continues to expand its model line, and this time the Jeep may thoroughly lose weight.
Major future innovations from Jeep are considered to be large SUVs Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, which in addition to premium status must receive seven seats. However, the Jeep is seriously considering the release of the most compact models that might enter the market in 2022.
As said the publication Autocar head of the European marketing division of the company Marco Pigozzi, “baby Jeep” is in the line position on the step below the actual Jeep Renegade. In size it would be comparable to the Suzuki Jimny, and even if they slightly exceed in length, still clearly it is shorter than popular in Europe Nissan Juke. In this case, despite the size of the traditional for the brand the level of capability off-road promised to keep.
With regard to the platform for future trends, it is not excluded that it will be of French origin: the merger of corporations FCA and PSA will open the Marche Jeep access to some of the practices of our European colleagues. In addition, according to preliminary data, the ultra-compact SUV may initially enter the market as a rechargeable hybrid: a strategy Jeep provides for the systematic electrification of the line at a time until 2022.