During a press conference at the Detroit Auto Show, Fiat-Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, revealed a few details about upcoming products on the Jeep side.
The biggest news is the all-new Wrangler, which, according to Marchione, is due for approval within the next three months. We still have a long way to go before we actually see the car for the first time, but at least we know it’s coming. Sources say we may have to wait until 2018 for the new Wrangler.
He also spoke about the disappointing sales performance of the Compass and Patriot, but that this problem would hopefully be solved by the introduction of a new entry-level model.
This model, referred to by now as the Jeepster, is an all-new small SUV based on the Fiat 500X platform.
It will be available with FWD and AWD, while a multitude of small capacity turbocharged powertrains (shared with the Fiat 500X) will be on offer.
Marchione said that it would not be called the Jeepster after all, but we expect all (including a name) will be revealed at its international debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.