New ‘baby’ Jeep model to be built in Italy, could come to the U.S.

Sources tell Automotive News Europe that Fiat will build a ‘baby’ Jeep in Italy. The Jeep, which will be smaller than the Patriot and Compass, will be sold in Europe and possible in the United States.

The new Jeep model will be produced at Fiat’s plant in Mirafiori in Turin, alongside a similar vehicle for Fiat brand that will replace the Sedici. The plant will also build a new Alfa Romeo subcompact car for sale in Europe and North America.

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Fiat originally planned to build the replacement for the Jeep Compass and Patriot (a separate model) in Mirafiori. The change-up implies that the model to replace the Patriot and Compass and its Alfa Romeo sibling will be built in the United States.

Jeep builds the Patriot and Compass in Belvidere, Illinois.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News