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The Compact Jeep Jeepster has Been Spotted During Cold Weather Testing
The new model is expected to slot below the Jeep Compass and Patriot.
The vehicle was seen using a modified version of the Fiat 500L body. Though camouflaged, the small Jeep has been clearly widened around the wheelbase and given a grille with seven slots. It also looks to be a bit taller than a Fiat 500L, so the model will likely be able to tackle some terrain other than just the roadways of Merrillville and Highland, Indiana.
There will likely be some concern about an even smaller Jeep entering the lineup, but Fiat has had success with small vehicles featuring 4WD capability in the past like the Panda. The platform used for the Jeepster has already been seen in about a dozen Fiat models, so it is road tested.
In terms of performance, the Jeepster will likely come with a 1.4L turbo four-cylinder. This should give the car some speedy performance while keeping fuel efficiency high. A six-speed manual is expected to be standard alongside front-wheel drive with some sort of available AWD system.
While still in the testing stage, the Jeepster is expected to make an appearance at this year’s Geneva Motor Show this March. If all goes well, the model could be at Bosak Motors later in fall of 2014 as a 2015 model. Pricing is expected to start below $20,000.
Bosak Motor Sales in Merrillville, Indiana is looking forward to the release of this exciting new crossover SUV. In the meantime, drivers can find the latest Jeep, Chrysler, Ram, and Dodge models at their dealership. They are located at 3111 W. Lincoln Highway. Please contact the dealership with any questions about their current inventory or the upcoming Jeep Jeepster.