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“B”-Jeep caught again

by David Zatz on

buItalian car site Quattroruote has once again run spy shots of what it believes to be the upcoming mini-Jeep, destined to be built in Italy.

The car, engineered on at least three continents, is loosely based on the Fiat 500X, with which it was co-developed; however, like Cherokee, it is expected to have much greater ground clearance and better approach and departure angles than its relatives.

As yet un-named, though once thought to be tagged “Jeepster,” the new vehicle will likely carry a Fiat diesel in Europe and India, and a Chrysler four-cylinder gasoline engine in North America; early reports suggested these would be coupled to a nine-speed automatic with an optional all wheel drive system.

 Original reporttranslated into English • Allpar coverage on the mini-Jeep • Thanks, Karl3.

 

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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