Thursday 11 August 2011

Fiat-based Jeep compact crossover detailed

Fiat has said that it intends to replace both the Patriot and Compass compact SUV's with a single compact crossover in 2013. We also know that Fiat is going to replace the Bravo compact family car with a compact crossover, like the Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 3008.

Heavily restyled last year, both models answer for a quarter of Jeep sales for the first seven months of 2011. The Patriot/Compass successor will end the confusion for customers as both Jeep models contend in the same market, despite differences in their styling.

Two crossovers, one origin: the Fiat model will be a
road-focused model while the Jeep model will be
more of a mud-plugging machine
The upcoming model will share its structure and technology with Alfa Romeo's compact crossover, provisionally called Kamal, although this nameplate is expected to be used on a BMW X5 competitor. Like the Patriot and Compass models, the newcomer will sit on a front-wheel-drive platform and will offer all-wheel-drive, which should offer a pedigree of off-road capability.

The new Jeep crossover will be produced in Toluca, Mexico for the American and Latin American market, while European production will commence in Italy.

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