Child Jeep inbuilt Poland more likely to be model’s first EV

Discuss of a brand new Jeep crossover even smaller than the subcompact Renegade dates again a number of years and now it lastly appears to be like to be taking place.

Citing official paperwork from Jeep’s Stellantis dad or mum, Automotive News (subscription required) reported final week {that a} child Jeep, code-named Venture 516, will begin manufacturing in late 2022 at a plant situated in Tychy, Poland, with a associated Fiat mannequin impressed by 2019’s Centoventi concept (proven beneath) to enter manufacturing on the identical plant in 2023. The plant is at the moment house to Fiat 500 and Lancia Ypsilon manufacturing.

A related Alfa Romeo crossover, presumably known as Brennero, after an Italian mountain go similar to the Stelvio and upcoming Tonale (basically a Renegade twin), is ready to be accepted, in response to the report.

Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin in a tweet final December additionally talked about an funding within the Tychy plant to help new automobiles.

Fiat Concept Centoventi

Fiat Idea Centoventi

The idea for the brand new automobiles could be Stellantis’ CMP front-wheel-drive platform which is designed for mini and subcompact automobiles and helps plug-in hybrid and battery-electric powertrains.

A Jeep government in a 2019 interview hinted at a child Jeep measuring simply over 13 toes in size, which might place it within the minicar section. Compared, the subcompact Renegade stretches near 14 toes.

In keeping with Automotive Information‘ report, the child Jeep and Fiat (and presumably Alfa Romeo) crossovers will launch with internal-combustion engines however finally supply battery-electric powertrains. An electrical model of the Jeep is reportedly coming in 2023, which is able to possible make it the primary electrical Jeep, not counting the Jeep Wrangler Magneto concept that simply hit up this 12 months’s Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

Sadly, the child Jeep (and child Alfa Romeo) will possible be off-limits for america due to its diminutive dimension. It would not be the primary Jeep to skip the U.S. The model additionally sells the three-row Grand Commander completely in China. It is a reflection of Jeep’s additional transformation into a world model.

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