Jeep is planning on introducing an even smaller crossover than the Renegade which will be aimed towards emerging markets.
Nissan has opened a new segment with its Juke introduced a few years back and now Jeep is planning on taking the game to a whole new level by introducing a model which is even smaller than the current Renegade. The announcement hasn’t been made official and it is currently part of a report which has been published by the guys from the model in question will be aimed towards emerging markets such as Brazil and India and it is expected to be based on the Fiat Panda or even on a Brazilian platform.
If it will be green lighted, than the new small Jeep vehicle will be made using lower quality parts in order to keep its costs low and to make it an attractive model for its future customers. The engine lineup will probably be borrowed from Fiat and it will be adopting some small units, petrol and diesel burners. The current Jeep Renegade is using a 1.4 liter turbo unit, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission, and it is also coming with a large 2.4 liter Tigershark engine, mated to a 9-speed automatic. Some of the goodies found on it include the Parkview rear camera, the 5-inch touch screen, the 16-inch aluminum wheels, Uconnect system and more, all of them offered on the entry-level version, while the more expensive Trailhawk is bringing 17-inch off-road aluminum wheels, red tow hooks, skid plates, black accent roof, heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control and more.