Talk of a new Jeep crossover smaller than even the Renegade dates again several yrs and now we have particulars on wherever it may possibly be created.
Citing people today acquainted with the issue, Automotive Information (subscription needed) described past week that the new newborn Jeep will enter manufacturing in 2022 at a Stellantis plant located in Tychy, Poland. The plant is at the moment residence to manufacturing of the Fiat 500 and Lancia Ypsilon.
The infant Jeep will reportedly ride on a variation of Stellantis’ CMP front-wheel-drive system which supports plug-in hybrid and battery-electric powered powertrains, and was at first created by PSA Group. For all-wheel drive, the child Jeep could close up utilizing an electric powered motor to spin its rear axle.
A Jeep government in a 2019 interview stated the toddler Jeep will evaluate just about 13 ft in length, which would location it in the minicar segment. In comparison, the subcompact Renegade stretches near to 14 toes in duration.
In accordance to Automotive News‘ resources, Alfa Romeo and Fiat crossovers connected to the newborn Jeep will be released in 2023 and most likely built at the exact plant in Poland. All 3 of the crossovers will reportedly present battery-electric powered powertrains.
The Alfa Romeo crossover isn’t to be mistaken with the approaching Tonale, which was previewed as a concept in 2019. The Tonale, which will also use the CMP system, is a compact crossover that is because of to start creation at a Stellantis plant in Pomigliano, Italy, later on this yr.
The little one Alfa Romeo could conclude up staying referred to as a Brennero, getting its name following an Italian mountain pass just like the Tonale and Stelvio.
Unfortunately, the infant Jeep (and newborn Alfa Romeo) will probable be off-restrictions for the United States mainly because of its diminutive dimension. It wouldn’t be the initially Jeep to skip the U.S. The brand also sells the a few-row Grand Commander solely in China. It can be a reflection of Jeep’s additional transformation into a worldwide model.