Report: Jeep Planning Models Based On Fiat C-Evo Platform

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Fiat's latest iteration of its mid-size C-Evo platform will be appearing in the U.S.-bound Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback, having already been successfully implemented in the Fiat Bravo range of hatchbacks and sedans sold overseas. A new report indicates that the flexible platform is also destined for future Jeep models.

The vehicle architecture is available in two different lengths and is capable of accommodating a four-wheel drive system, which would be ideal for a compact and fuel-efficient crossover model for Jeep. Autocar is reporting that Jeep plans to use the platform for its entry-level models, developing them as compact city runabouts with genuine off-road ability.

If the report proves true, vehicles based on the C-Evo platform could eventually be built on production lines in the U.S. Such a move would make sense as the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and a new Chrysler sedan also based on the C-Evo platform will both be sold in local showrooms.

The story doesn't end there as there are other reports claiming Jeep could even sell a rebadged version of the Fiat Panda in the U.S. to help meet toughening fuel economy and emissions standards coming to play over the next several years.


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