FCA US LLC recently rolled out its five-year plans for each of the brands under its umbrella. This week, we’re looking at some upcoming developments for the Jeep® brand in the near future and further down the line at Executive Dodge Jeep.
The first bit of news concerns an upcoming addition to the “Hawk” trim family. We’ve already got the Trackhawk trim, which is geared toward on-road performance. There’s also the Jeep Trailhawk badge proudly worn by Trail Rated Jeep models. A third trim, called Deserthawk, is also in the offing. Specifics are scant right now, but RoadShow states that the trim will be designed for high-speed performance in sandy environments.
Further into the future, we’re looking at some interesting developments for new Jeep models. The brand will soon offer at least one vehicle in each existing market segment. What that means for practical purposes:
- A new SUV in the A segment that will be smaller than the current Jeep Renegade
- A refreshed Jeep Renegade in the B segment
- The all-new Jeep Wrangler, followed at some point by a refreshed Jeep Compass in the C segment
- A next-generation Jeep Cherokee, a yet-unnamed 3-row SUV, and a Jeep truck in the D segment, alongside the overseas-only Jeep Grand Commander
- A new three-row SUV to join the Jeep Grand Cherokee in the E segment
- The return of the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer to the F segment
Furthermore, each model will offer Level 3 autonomy and at least some degree of electrification by 2021. And with two new vehicle launches per year between now and the conclusion of the five-year cycle in 2022, there will be 10 PHEVs and 4 BEVs.
For more information on new Jeep SUVs near Middletown, CT or to take advantage of the hundreds of new parts being offered for the new Jeep Wrangler, visit Executive Dodge Jeep at 406 South Orchard Street in Wallingford, CT.