Jeep has released its plans for the foreseeable future, revealing exactly which products will die and which will live on.
There are two all-new vehicles coming from the Jeep brand. A C-segment SUV that will replace the Patriot and Compass is coming in 2016 when both of those vehicles are retired, and an all new seven-seat SUV known as the Grand Wagoneer will arrive in the 2018 model year.
That C-segment SUV will likely be built in Italy alongside the new Fiat 500X, with styling inspired by the Wrangler. As for the Grand Wagoneer, it will likely share many of its traits with the Grand Cherokee, though it will have a third row of seats.
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Speaking of the Wrangler, those waiting for a new model will have to hold tight until the 2017 model year, with no refreshes scheduled until the new model is revealed. Rumor has it that the Wrangler is going to ditch its solid axles in favor of independent suspension all around, in an attempt to make the vehicle more fuel efficient. A diesel engine also looks like a strong possibility for the Wrangler, also helping to save fuel.
An all-new Grand Cherokee is also coming in 2017, with a refresh slated for 2015. The fate of the SRT Grand Cherokee is unknown right now, as SRT has been folded and now exists only under the Dodge brand.
Refreshes are also already planned for both the Cherokee and Renegade, in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Jeep has already doubled its sales from 338,000 units in 2009 to more than 732,000 last year, and Jeep Boss Mike Manley says that he expects over 1 million Jeeps to sell this year.
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