Chrysler Announces Official Debut of 2015 Jeepster
We've been hearing about the Jeepster for quite some time, and Chrysler has finally announced when we can take our first peeks at the new model. This subcompact SUV, based off the Fiat 500X, is expected to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The new model will be offered in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive and feature both gas- and diesel-engine options. Although we haven't seen the smallest Jeep model, a dealer recently had the chance to see it, noting that it builds on the heritage of the iconic Willys Jeep used in WWII. Lately, the Jeep brand has carved out a distinct style to its models, and it's surprising that the Jeepster will retain much of the Fiat styling. However, we expect it to get some rugged upgrades before it enters production in the later part of 2014. Australia will be the first country to get the newest Jeep model, but it may just a matter of time before we see it on U.S. soil. Jeep Australia plans to position the Jeepster as the entry-level model for the brand, undercutting the recently introduced 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Karla Leach, Chrysler Fiat Australia's communications manager, hasn't commented on the new model, but has mentioned to Drive that the seven-seat Fiat 500L is under serious consideration. Source: Drive.com
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