A bombshell was dropped by Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Machionne as he produced a five year plan for the company. Part of that plan involves the production of some new vehicles for the Jeep brand, helping it expand and become even more competitive in the market. Part of the plan is to start up production of Jeep models outside of the United States, with five other countries exporting Jeep models around the world. Of course, one of these countries is China, while the others still have not been revealed.
As for the new vehicles, Jeep head Michael Manley says there will be a new three-row vehicle as well as a small model that will be positioned below the Cherokee. Of course, the Renegade is the new runt of the Jeep litter, promising a vehicle that can go off-road as well as park in crowded downtown areas. As for the three-row model, rumor has it that a new version of the legendary Grand Wagoneer will be produced, drawing on cool nostalgia to appeal to families that like to have some outdoor adventure together. The Grand Wagoneer as of now is set to debut during the latter part of 2018, which means fans will have to be patient for now. To make the anticipation even greater, the new model is being billed as the most premium Jeep made to-date, which sounds intriguing to say the least.
Another vehicle, a C-segment SUV, is slated to launch sometime in 2016. Details about the new model are scarce.
To top it all off, Jeep is looking to double its sales by 2018. To accomplish such a feat, the brand has plans to add 1,300 dealers by then, which will help push the expanding lineup.