Sergio Marchionne – current CEO of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles – has confirmed in a conference this past Monday that Jeep will produce a version pick-up of the next generation of the Jeep Wrangler. A story that’s been sitting as a blessing to the community of fans of the Jeep brand, which takes years and years of claiming a body more practical for your off-road fetish. Will not happen until well into 2017, when it launches to the market the new generation of one of the last off-road cigars on the market.
His name could be “Comanche”, a title of one of the last pick-up manufactured by Jeep.
The next-generation Jeep Wrangler could be launched in mid-2017, and Marchionne expects great success of the same. Up to the point of moving production of the Cherokee to one of the other plants of the Group FCA to free up space in the production facilities of the Toledo, (Ohio), where it currently manufactures the Wrangler. It is rumored the use of a platform profuse in aluminum, that would reduce the weight of the Wrangler, about 200 kilos. Are only rumors, but so far, well founded.
Another of the news that the chairman of the FCA has occurred in Detroit is the continuation of the Jeep Compass and Patriot. Two of the products cheaper and reviled of Jeep, which will be merged in a same crossover affordable, more attractive and performance at all levels. Both Compass as the Patriot have been held for nearly 10 years on the market, built on the platform of the defunct Dodge Caliber, which was conceived in the era when Chrysler was still owned by Daimler. Since then, they are two vehicles that need a deep renovation.
Source: Detroit News