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March 11, 2014
First Published: 15:47 IST(11/3/2014)
Last Updated: 16:13 IST(12/3/2014)
Jeep mulling bigger SUV
Jeep will turn its attentions to launching a model bigger than the current range-topping Grand Cherokee, company chief Mike Manley has revealed at the Geneva motor show. The new model is set to bring back the Grand Wagoneer nameplate to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group brand.
Manley said the model was unlikely to come to Europe. Beyond the Grand Wagoneer, Manley said he didn’t see there being many other SUV segments left to discover, other than a model smaller than the new supermini-sized Renegade the firm launched at the show.
“There might be the emergence of a small A-segment SUV,” he said. “But it’s not for Jeep at the moment. There’ll be those who will be pushing down there, but before we do it, we’d need to know we can be capable off-road.
Manley also said the demand from customers for a future electric or hybrid Jeep “was slowly growing” and the firm was ready to respond should the demand pick up to a level that can make a business case.
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