Chrysler has announced plans to invest $1.7 (€1.2) billion to build the next-generation Jeep Liberty in Toledo, Ohio.

Chrysler has announced plans to invest $1.7 (€1.2) billion to build the next-generation Jeep Liberty in Toledo, Ohio.

Set to be launched in 2013, as a 2014 model, the redesigned crossover will reportedly ride on a front-wheel drive platform that promises to deliver a more car-like driving experience. This won't please off-road enthusiasts, but all-wheel drive should be optional.

Engine options remain a mystery, but Car & Driver says choices could include a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, an upgraded 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6.

Regardless of the final specifications, the 2014 Liberty will be exported globally and is slated to feature a high quality interior with more accurate fit and finish.

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