Baby Jeep to be built in Europe! Might also make to the U.S.!

Article by Christian A., on October 3, 2011

Citing sources, Automotive News Europe reported that Fiat will assemble a "baby" Jeep in Italy that will be offered in Europe and maybe in the U.S. too. This Jeep would be smaller than the Patriot and Compass, which are the current entry SUVs of the brand.

Fiat's home plant of Mirafiori in Turin will produce this model beside a similar vehicle for Fiat brand that will be the replacement for the Sedici and an Alfa Romeo subcompact car that would be sold in Europe and North America.

Fiat’s initial plan had been for the Mirafiori plant to produce the replacement for the Jeep Compass and Patriot and an Alfa SUV that would have been equipped with systems and parts shared with the Jeep model.

With this revision in strategy, it seems likely that the single model, which is the replacement for the Patriot and Compass as well as its Alfa sibling, will be built in the U.S. The Patriot and Compass are presently being produced by Jeep in Belvidere, Illinois. Fiat didn’t provide details on what models will be produced in Mirafiori as part of the plant’s refurbishment.

However, the car company is hard at work in designing smaller models in order to cope with the rising demand of downsized vehicles, particularly in Europe.

Fiat issued a statement last Monday to announce that it will remodel Mirafiori to produce the latest modified version of one of its three main architectures, which will be used for different nameplates for its various brands.

Fiat controls 53.5% of Chrysler Group. Fiat also said that it will begin to develop the manufacturing infrastructure in 2012. A Jeep SUV, the first nameplate, is scheduled to start production in the second half of 2013.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: jeep, europe, production

Comments

Recommended

Lamborghini had been expected to refresh its entry-level model – the Lamborghini Huracan – in late 2018 or early 2019. But here is some good news for fans of the...
by - November 20, 2017
The Chevrolet Corvette will be turning 65 years old in 2018, and as part of the celebrations, the brand is introducing a special edition C7 – the Chevrolet Corvette Carbon...
by - November 19, 2017
Tesla revealed that with its new Semi, truck drivers can expect better experience especially with heightened safety and the lower cost of transporting cargo. Indeed, the cabin of the new...
by - November 19, 2017
November 17 is considered a very special day for Tesla, as this is the day that they revealed the highly anticipated Tesla Semi. But Elon Musk did not think the...
by - November 17, 2017
More details have emerged about the new sixth generation of the BMW M3 just as the German premium practically announced the end of the current-gen 3 Series with the unveiling...
by - November 17, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries