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Read more about the Larger Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade Planned at AutoGuide.com.Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is looking to take advantage of the growing crossover and SUV market.
According to a report from Autocar, the company will expand its lineup with larger Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X models, both of which will be based on the same platform. For Jeep, the next new global product will be a compact SUV launching next year that will serve as a replacement for the Patriot and Compass models. By late 2018, expect the American automaker to compete in the premium SUV market with a new Grand Wagoneer. The company is even considering a smaller model than the Renegade.
Fiat will continue to grow its 500 lineup with the new addition that might simply called the Fiat 500XL. The company is reportedly giving up on the idea of having a full model line like it did in the past and will focus on the 500 range. Instead, the company will likely target the entry-level market in Europe as well as competing with a low-cost hatchback model that will serve as a successor to the Fiat Bravo that isn’t likely to reach the U.S.