Jeep planning smallest-ever SUV for 2022 - report

The Renegade will soon no longer be the smallest Jeep available, with a new model currently under development using a Peugeot platform.

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If you thought the Jeep Renegade was tiny, you better hold on to your hat.

Stellantis is working on something smaller, and it will have an Alfa Romeo and Fiat siblings.

Source have told Automotive News Europe the titchy Jeep crossover will go into production from June 2022 at the company’s plant in Tychy, Poland.

Currently the Polish factory produces the Lancia Ypsilon and closely-related non-electric Fiat 500 sold in Australia and across the globe.

Under the skin, the new Jeep will be one of the first products from a former Fiat Chrysler company to use a platform developed by Groupe PSA, in this case the CMP architecture.

As with other CMP-based cars, the smallest Jeep yet will be offered with internal combustion engines, as well as an all-electric drivetrain.

There could also be a plug-in hybrid version with an electric motor on the rear axle providing all-wheel drive.

Six months later, at the beginning of 2023, Stellantis is also reportedly planning on launching a made-in-Poland Alfa Romeo crossover.

Expected to be around the same size as the unnamed Jeep, the new Alfa model will slot in below the upcoming Jeep Renegade-based Tonale.

Italian reports say the Alfa version could be badged Brennero after an Italian mountain pass, continuing the naming theme from the existing Stelvio and upcoming Tonale.

Sources indicate there’s a third CMP-based model planned for the plant in Poland. Due to begin production in the middle of 2023, this car will be for the Fiat brand.

As with the Jeep and Alfa Romeo, it should be around four metres in length.

At this stage it’s unknown if it will wear a crossover, hatch or a Panda-style tall hatch body.

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