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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.

[Autocar]

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  1. As long as they make it more reliable, as previous Jeeps have been a bit troublesome.
     
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  2. Hmm, I don't think Jeep is the proper outlet for Fiat's products, especially not the Panda, lol! I don't think America is THAT desperate for small cars! Jeep should build Jeeps, as in the Wrangler and its derivatives, and the Grand Cherokee. The likes of the Patriot and Compass should have never been allowed to happen.
     
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  3. Anyone volunteering to run the Rubicon in a Panda?
     
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  4. 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.
     
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