New baby-Wrangler compact SUV in development which Jeep hopes will appeal to European consumers.

Jeep is aiming big in Europe.

As part of Fiat-Chrysler's ambitious expansion plans, the Jeep brand will be looking to grow its sales in Europe - its biggest export market.

But it's a very ambitious goal.

Jeep is on track to sell just 25,000 units this year in Europe. The plan is to sell 125,000 vehicles a year by 2014.

Jeep hopes to accomplish the goal by bringing updated and new small SUVs to the European market.

Those will inlcude a new baby Wrangler model, currently referred to as the B-SUV. The compact SUV will be built at a plant in Toluca, Mexico and sold in North and South America as well as in Europe by 2014.

Next up will be a new compact SUV to replace the Compass/Patriot models. The C-SUV will be built at Fiat's Mirafiori plant in Italy and share a platform with a similar SUV being developed by Alfa Romeo which will be sold in the United States. Production on that Alfa model will begin by the end of 2012 and the C-SUV models will offer both FWD and AWD variants.

Lastly, in the new lineup will be an updated European Cherokee, which is called the Liberty in the North American market. This D-SUV will be all-wheel drive only (with a FWD variant still being considered) and is slated for debut in 2013. The model will feature power plants supplied by Fiat including a 2.0 liter petrol with 170 PS.


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