Toddler Jeep designed in Poland possible to be brand’s initial EV

Chat of a new Jeep crossover even smaller sized than the subcompact Renegade dates again quite a few years and now it finally seems to be going on.

Citing formal paperwork from Jeep’s Stellantis guardian, Automotive Information (subscription needed) reported last week that a little one Jeep, code-named Task 516, will get started production in late 2022 at a plant positioned in Tychy, Poland, with a similar Fiat model influenced by 2019’s Centoventi strategy (revealed under) to enter output at the same plant in 2023. The plant is now household to Fiat 500 and Lancia Ypsilon production.

A linked Alfa Romeo crossover, probably referred to as Brennero, after an Italian mountain move just like the Stelvio and approaching Tonale (essentially a Renegade twin), is waiting to be authorized, according to the report.

Polish Deputy Primary Minister Jaroslaw Gowin in a tweet final December also stated an expense in the Tychy plant to help new motor vehicles.

Fiat Concept Centoventi

Fiat Principle Centoventi

The basis for the new automobiles would be Stellantis’ CMP entrance-wheel-push system which is built for mini and subcompact automobiles and supports plug-in hybrid and battery-electric powertrains.

A Jeep govt in a 2019 job interview hinted at a infant Jeep measuring just around 13 ft in length, which would place it in the minicar segment. In comparison, the subcompact Renegade stretches close to 14 ft.

According to Automotive News‘ report, the infant Jeep and Fiat (and quite possibly Alfa Romeo) crossovers will launch with inner-combustion engines but ultimately give battery-electrical powertrains. An electric model of the Jeep is reportedly coming in 2023, which will possible make it the initially electric Jeep, not counting the Jeep Wrangler Magneto thought that just strike up this year’s Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

Unfortunately, the toddler Jeep (and baby Alfa Romeo) will probable be off-limitations for the United States because of its diminutive size. It would not be the very first Jeep to skip the U.S. The model also sells the three-row Grand Commander completely in China. It’s a reflection of Jeep’s more transformation into a global model.