Jeep CEO Mike Manley has revealed some new details about the company's upcoming entry-level model.

Jeep CEO Mike Manley has revealed some new details about the company's upcoming entry-level model.

Speaking to Edmunds, Manley said the crossover will be "4.2 meters (165.35 inches) long" which makes it about 77mm (3.05 inches) shorter than the Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax and Opel / Vauxhall Mokka. Given its pint-sized dimensions, Manley expects the model will be cross-shopped with small sedans and hatchbacks.

The executive also said the model will be spacious and competitive "from a ride and fuel economy perspective."

As we have previously reported, the entry-level Jeep will ride on the Small Wide platform and be built at Fiat's Melfi plant in Italy. The model will be launched next year and will eventually spawn the basis for the Fiat 500X.

Note: 2014 Jeep Compass pictured

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