Jeep is set to unveil a new Nissan Juke rival at March’s Geneva Motor Show, and it’s expected to be called Jeepster.
So far, the Fiat 500L-based mule in our spy shots is all we’ve seen of the new model, but our exclusive main image gives a good idea of how it will look.
We’ve been told by bosses before that the compact SUV would take inspiration from the iconic Jeep Wrangler, which explains the boxy proportions, round headlights and upright seven-bar grille. The squared-off wheelarches are also a signature Jeep styling cue.
Under the skin is the Fiat Group’s Small Wide platform, which currently underpins the 500L and 500L MPW, but will also form the basis of the 500X crossover. Both cars are set to be built at Fiat’s factory in Melfi, Italy, from the middle of this year.
As it’s a Jeep, you can expect there to be a focus on off-road ability – the American brand prides itself on its models’ class-leading rugged ability. Expect four-wheel drive to be offered across the range, along with clever hill descent technology for driving down steep, muddy tracks.Read Article