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Letters advance Jeep has bound in its affairs for a sub-Renegade SUV to action the Suzuki Jimny.
If any agent from addition cast could assuredly abrasion a Jeep badge, it’s the redesigned Suzuki Jimny.
It’s no surprise, then, Jeep is developing an A-segment SUV to aperture beneath its Renegade and battling the asperous yet characterful Suzuki.
Auto Express letters the American cast is ablution an “ultra compact” SUV in 2022.
It’ll admeasurement about four metres in length. For context, that’s the aforementioned breadth as a Hyundai Venue, about 400mm best than a Jimny, and 200mm beneath than a Renegade and the accompanying Fiat 500X.
Marco Pigozzi, Jeep’s European arch of artefact marketing, told Auto Express, “The car will be able to be acclimated as a bad-ass Jeep, but it has additionally been advised to be acclimated everyday.”
When able whether it’d chase the Compass and Renegade in alms an electrified variant, he said, “We accept the adequacy to bear the electrification we need.”
Jeep has committed to acceptable the greenest SUV cast by 2022, alms electrification beyond its absolute range.
Above: The Jeep Compass PHEV
Such an aim is analytical for Jeep’s success in Europe, area accessible EU regulations set a fleet-wide boilerplate discharge ambition of 95g of CO2 per kilometre from 2021. That corresponds with ammunition burning of 4.1L/100km.
An A-segment Jeep has been featured in contempo FCA approaching artefact plans, about the company’s affairs accept been belled for their fluidity. Just look, for example, at the Chrysler 100, the next-generation Alfa Romeo 166 and GTV, and the Dodge Dart SRT – four articles that appeared on affairs but never came to fruition.
These reports, however, advance the A-segment SUV is added than a aqueduct dream.
It’s not accepted what belvedere the babyish Jeep will use. It’s absurd to be the accepted belvedere basement the A-segment Fiat Panda and 500 as it’s about old abundant to vote, dating aback to 2003.
PSA and FCA’s alliance hasn’t gone through yet so it’s absurd Jeep would be able to get admission to PSA’s EMP belvedere in time for a 2022 artefact launch.
That leaves the accessible 500’s belvedere as a possibility. The abutting 500 will be all-electric but if its belvedere supports both electrified and ICE drivetrains, it’s a analytic base for a babyish Jeep with alternative electrification.
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