Jeep Confirms Plans for a Mini Rival

According to Jeep’s CEO Mike Manley, who recently spoke to Autocar, the brand is working on a B-segment SUV that will be released by 2013.

“There’s definitely space in the market for a Jeep-brand B-segment SUV. We’re already working on a project that will meet that need, and expect to have the car on the road by 2013,” stated Manley.

Manley continued by stating that Chrysler’s current relationship with Fiat would be tapped for the development of the new mini Jeep. Fiat’s four-cylinder engines will likely be used in addition to Fiat’s Grande Punto platform.

The B-segment Jeep would compete with models like the Mini Countryman and Audi A1.

Full Story: Autocar

Related Stories:
Jeep Grand Wagoneer to Return in 2013
Jeep is Getting a Pickup…Well Sort of
Geneva 11′ Preview: Jeep Grand Cherokee Gets a New V6 Diesel