Many aspects of Fiat-Chrysler’s previously announced five-year strategy have yet to come to pass. So far, everything seems to be in line as some models get ready to get put away and to be replaced that new vehicles. As part of the Jeep brand, the Patriot and the Compass are going away for a time and will be getting a new Jeep to replace the two. What it should be in theory is a half-way point between the new starter Jeep Renegade and the new popular Jeep Cherokee. That Jeep, or at least a prototype, was spotted in the open.
Jeep wasn’t too shy about it either. It was the first public road test of this new unnamed Jeep. Motor Authority got their hands on the pictures and, sadly in this case, the prototype looks to be not too different from the Renegade. It makes sense that the newest design for a Jeep, the Renegade, would be the starter platform for anything new to come into the Jeep brand.
Another look, as Motor Authority shows, that this isn’t simply a Renegade. The test mule shown in the shots has a longer rear section. What else is known isn’t what is seen in the prototype and that is that the new nine-speed automatic transmission will likely be an option and all-wheel drive will also probably be available.
What would you like to see in the new Jeep slated to replace the Patriot and the Compass? Let us know in the comments.
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