Jeep has announced a new compact SUV will be introduced in March at the New York Auto Show, and the company finally confirmed a pickup is in the works.

Jeep has announced a new compact SUV will be introduced in March at the New York Auto Show, and the company finally confirmed a pickup is in the works.

First up, the compact SUV will act as a replacement for both the Compass and Patriot models and will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show kicking off on March 25. Speaking to The Detroit News, Jeep’s global chief, Mike Manley, revealed the new model is going to stick to one of the two names. He went on to specify that while the Patriot is better known in North America, the Compass is more popular elsewhere.

Perhaps even more important is that Jeep has now finally confirmed a pickup is coming. It will be based on the next-generation Wrangler due to come out towards the end of 2017, so the pickup won’t arrive sooner than 2018. Both the Wrangler and its pickup sibling will be manufactured in Toledo.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could release additional details about the Wrangler-based pickup later this month during the annual earnings call. We won’t be too surprised if there is going to be a concept around 2017 to preview the production model due possibly a year later.

Note: Jeep Wrangler JK-8 Independence pictured

Source: detroitnews.com

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