Jeep to Get Fiat-Based Subcompact and the Grand Wagoneer Returns

Jeep’s lineup is expected to get some new models in the next three years, which will come thanks to Fiat.

A Jeep subcompact is still reportedly in the works that will be based off a Fiat platform. Back in 2009 it was confirmed that Chrysler was working on a new small Jeep. Jeep CEO Michael Manley confirmed again in April that the small subcompact Jeep will debut in late 2013 or early 2014. The smallest Jeep will be built at the same Toluca, Mexico plant that currently produces the Fiat 500 and Dodge Journey models.

On the other end of the Jeep lineup, Jeep is reportedly set to revive the Grand Wagoneer as a large seven-seater. The Grand Wagoneer will share its platform with the Dodge Durango when it arrives as a 2014 model.

Jeep’s other models like the Compass and Patriot are also set to be replaced with a compact based on Fiat’s CUSW platform in 2013. Only one model will replace the Compass and Patriot, so it’s expected that the Patriot will disappear in 2013.

The Jeep Liberty is still around and Chrysler has labeled its replacement as a major priority. The next Liberty will launch in 2013 as a 2014 model and will also be built on a version of Fiat’s CUSW platform called CUSW.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to continue largely unchanged over the next three years, although the V6 versions are expected to get Chrysler’s new eight-speed automatic transmission. A diesel powered Grand Cherokee is also expected in the U.S. in 2013.

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