Jeep Is Reportedly Building a Suzuki Jimny Competitor

Jeep confirmed it will be building an ultra-compact utility vehicle to slot under its Renegade CUV for 2022, according to a report from U.K. publication Auto Express. The car will rival Suzuki’s popular Jimny micro off-roader in Europe, though it’s not yet clear whether it will be sold stateside.

Shown above, Jeep’s current smallest vehicle, the Renegade.

Auto Express spoke with Marco Pigozzi, Jeep’s head of brand marketing in Europe, who told them the new vehicle will offer a combination of practicality and off-road-worthiness.

“The car will be able to be used as a bad-ass Jeep, but it has also been designed to be used everyday,” Pigozzi told Auto Express.

According to the marketing head, the car will measure around 13 feet long—slightly longer than the Jimny, but still shorter than the Renegade. Auto Express predicts the vehicle, which has yet to be named, will have some sort of electrification incorporated into its powertrain.

“We have the capability to deliver the electrification we need,” Pigozzi added.

When reached by Road & Track for confirmation on the report and U.S. availability, a Jeep representative told us the company does not comment on future product plans.

via Jalopnik

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