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Jeep to Introduce Fiat-based Supermini 7
Posted by Alex Ion in Autocar, Automotive News, B-segment supermini, Fiat Grande Punto, Fiat-based supermini, Jeep, Mike Manley, Wrangler on 03 7th, 2011

Jeep is all set to introduce a B-segment supermini. The realization that there indeed space in the market for a Jeep-brand B-segment SUV has led to the automaker to already starting to build the car. Expectations are that the car will be on the road by 2013.

We have only scarce details to tell you. The forthcoming vehicle is likely to be based on the Fiat Grande Punto platform. It would probably feature the styling that draws inspiration from the Wrangler.

We have also come to know that the vehicle will come with engine options such as a 1.3- and 1.6-liter JDTm diesel (for Europe) as well as a 1.4-liter MultiAir petrol. Well, these are more likely to be rumors.

The supermini will be available as a front-wheel drive which would be standard, but four-wheel drive will be optional on higher trim levels.

(via Autocar)