Speaking today at Chrysler’s 5-year business plan conference, Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley said that the SUV brand will use Fiat-supplied platforms starting 2013. He said that Jeep will also eliminate the Patriot and Compass after 2012 and replace them with one C-segment vehicle based on a platform from Fiat.
Jeep is also planning a B-segment small SUV for 2013. The Liberty crossover will also move to a Fiat platform, reports Automotive News.
Manley said that the Jeep Wrangler will also receive “major modifications” in 2011.
It was reported earlier that Jeep will be the only global Chrysler Group LLC brand. Jeep is aiming for global sales to reach 800,000 by 2014. That compares to 497,000 sold in 2008.
A new slogan will also be attached to Jeep “I live. I ride. I am. Jeep.”
- By: Stephen Calogera