Jeep Will Produce SUVs in 6 Countries In Global Push
Jeep, one of the strongest brands owned by the newly merged Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, plans a huge global push over the next five years, with sales more than doubling to 1.9 million worldwide by 2018, and most of the growth coming from outside North America.
Jeep’s manufacturing footprint will be dramatically transformed as well, going from five models, all built in the U.S., to six models built in six countries. By 2018, Jeeps will be manufactured in 10 plants worldwide.
Following the launch this year of the tiny Jeep Renegade, the brand plans to introduce a new compact SUV in 2016, replacing the current Patriot and Compass models, and refresh the newly introduced mid-sized Cherokee. In 2017, a new Wrangler and Grand Cherokee will debut, followed in 2018 by a new top-of-the-line, three-row Grand Wagoneer.
Details were announced at an analyst day at Chrysler Group’s Auburn Hills, Mich., headquarters.
The Renegade. Not gonna lie, I actually want one.