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Third model of the Jeep® Automotive Pole will be the most sophisticated made in Brazil

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by T_690, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. T_690

    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    Google translate:

    Third model of the Jeep® Automotive Pole will be the most sophisticated made in Brazil

    - With turbo engines, new car will have seven seats
    - It will be the largest and most premium Jeep® produced locally


    Inaugurated five years ago, the Jeep® Automotive Pole, in Goiana (PE), is already responsible for producing two successful models of the brand - Renegade and Compass. More than 580 thousand units of the two cars have already been manufactured in Brazil (until September 2020). Next year, the plant, which is the most modern of the FCA in the world, will give space for the manufacture of another national Jeep vehicle that reaches the market.

    Equipped exclusively with turbo engines and with many new features, the seven-seat model will be the largest, most premium and sophisticated locally produced. The new car has been developed from the beginning entirely in Brazil (it is the only Sport Utility Vehicle in the D segment, that is, large SUVs, designed in the country), but it has a global concept and will also be exported to other Latin American countries. The launch will be in the second half of 2021.

    “Our seven-seat SUV will arrive with internal space for the whole family to complete the Jeep range here, which already includes the national Renegade and Compass and the imported Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. We have no doubt that it will be another success of the brand. We are going to extend our leadership to the D category of SUVs and this launch is one of the steps for the renewal of our range here in Brazil ”, says Alexandre Aquino, senior manager of Brand Jeep for Latin America.

    FCA PRESS (at https://www.fcapress.com.br/h/terceiro_modelo_do_polo_automotivo_jeep_sera_o_mais_sofisticado_feito_no_brasil-8be2b00bc6ccc3bf )
     
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  2. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Automotive Pole?

    Interesting news there. I wonder if this will end up being the adaptation of Grand Commander... instead of being a USA Chrysler, a Brazilian Jeep... or if it's a replacement for the Grand Commander based on the “small car” platform. Or if it's something totally different.
     
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  3. Dan Minick

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    It’s “low D” per 5 year plan

    Five Year Plan: Jeep Onslaught, Hellcat Ram and Chrysler stays alive (at https://www.allpar.com/news/2018/06/five-year-plan-jeep-onslaught-hellcat-ram-and-chrysler-stays-alive-40877 )

    Low D-Segment Three-Row Jeep Crossover - 3030960 (at https://www.motor1.com/photo/3030960/low-d-segment-three-row-jeep-crossover/ )
     
  4. patfromigh

    patfromigh Well-Known Member

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    Will there be a Fiat branded version to replace the Freemont? There needs to be some rear overhang for a real wagon body and utility. The Journey/Freemont has that, Jeeps don't.
     
  5. tomaz

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    The 3 row Cherokee
     
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    Adventurer55 Well-Known Member

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    I thought this was essentially the 3 row Compass.
     
  7. Milkman123

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    "Most sophisticated" just screams unreliable over time.
     
  8. KrisW

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    Everything else at that factory is built using the Small Wide family, so I think the bit I’ve put it boldface is most likely. A three-row related to Compass seems well within the architecture limits, given that the Small-Wide FIAT Toro (also built at Gioana) is already 7 inches longer in wheelbase, 2" longer in overall length than Grand Commander, and just 2 inches narrower.

    Grand Commander will probably continue as-is in China: no Small-Wide cars are built there, and that’s unlikely to change.

    I would be astonished if this became a US model under the Jeep brand. The press release only mentions sales within LATAM, although it does call the design “global”, so perhaps we may see production at other sites that can make Compass. Maybe Toluca’s Journey line will be replaced by one making this car instead.
     
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  9. jorisr

    jorisr Well-Known Member

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    The bit i´ve put in boldface is not true as far as i know.
    The Renegade and Compass are both built in China.
     
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  10. KrisW

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    Indeed, you're right. Compass is FCA's most widely-manufactured vehicle: it's made at five different plants: Toluca (Mexico), Gioana (Brazil), Guangzhu (China), Pune (India), and Melfi (Italy).
     
  11. T_690

    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    It's on Small Wide. What else it could be. If you prefer it it's a Renegade extra long wheelbase in case if Compass is Renegade long wheelbase.

    From Motor1 Brazil:
    It will be built on a part of the Small Wide 4x4 platform, the same that gives life to the Renegade, Compass, Toro, 500X and other models in other markets. The recipe is the same used by Toro, which from the middle of the body to the back is completely different from Renegade. "So it will happen with the 'SUVão', it will have parts of the platform that will belong only to him". Previously, sources linked to the brand had already told Motor1.com that the platform would not be exactly the same as the Compass , "using a solution from Europe" to create the 7-seater version.

    Novo Jeep de 7 lugares será o SUV mais tecnológico produzido na América Latina (at https://motor1.uol.com.br/news/447742/novo-jeep-7-lugares-brasil/ )
     
  12. patfromigh

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    Is the "solution from Europe" the Doblo's bi-link rear suspension? The Toro uses a variation of that.
     

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