Jeep's Updated Production Plan Includes Four New Models Covering Most Segments by 2014

While future production plans for the Fiat-Chrysler alliance’s Italian brands (Fiat , Alfa Romeo and Lancia) can change from one moment to the other for a variety of reasons, up until now, the American branch of the group has proved to be more reliable and on time when it comes to new projects. At a recent investors presentation in Germany, the Fiat Group unveiled its product plans for Jeep, which the automaker considers as one of the two global brands in the alliance, the other one being Alfa Romeo. Under the revitalization plan, which runs up until 2014, Jeep will expand its portfolio with a series of new models to cover all SUV/Crossover segments. The group’s –admittedly ambitious- goal is to double Jeep’s global sales from around 400,000 units in 2010 to about 800,000 vehicles in 2014. To achieve this, Jeep will gain a new B-segment SUV, which will most likely be the same size as the Nissan Juke; a single replacement for the Compass and Patriot models; a D-segment replacement for the Liberty; updated versions of the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee, and finally a new range-topping Grand Wagoner. Earlier this year, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne had talked about the Grand Wagoneer stating that the 7-seater model will be introduced in January 2013. Currently, the Chrysler Group is in contract talks with the UAW, the outcome of which will certainly affect the production locations of the new Jeep models including the common C-segment replacement for the Compass and Patriot.
PHOTO GALLERY

Honda Fit EV Slated To Make A Return In 2020

The new Honda Fit EV will reportedly be able to travel around 300 km (186 miles) on a single charge.

2019 Subaru WRX And WRX STI Gain New Series.Gray Limited Edition

The new Subaru WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray feature a Cool Gray Khaki exterior and ultrasuede seats.

Trump Invokes National Security To Investigate Auto Imports, Could Lead To 25% Tariffs

The United States is investigating auto imports as the number of automotive production jobs had dropped 22 percent since 1990.

Ford Will Offer Hybrid Powertrains On All Future Crossovers And SUVs

Ford popular crossovers and SUVs will be going hybrid in the “next few years”.

Volkswagen And Mercedes Showcase Their Latest Emergency Vehicles At RETTmobil

Volkswagen and Mercedes brought out their latest SUVs, vans, and trucks to showcase their emergency-vehicle capabilities at the RETTmobil show in Germany.

XC40’s Success Spurs Volvo To Replace V40 With An All-New Model

With nearly 80,000 orders already received, Volvo is ramping up production of the XC40… and accelerating plans for more compact models.

Mercedes Gone In 20 Seconds As Thieves Use Keyless Signal Cloning Tech

A transmitter and amplifier were used to detect the Mercedes’ keyless signal from outside the house.

New Citroen C5 Aircross Arrives In Europe As The Comfiest Compact SUV

Citroen debuts the new C5 Aircross in Europe, sales to start at the end of the year.

There Could Be A Downside To China’s Recent Import Tariff Cuts

Reducing import taxes might actually have a negative effect on certain automakers.

F1 2018 Game By Codemasters Previewed With Hot Lap Of Monaco

On the eve of the Monaco Grand Prix, the first footage of F1 2018 has been released.