Jeep is also looking into topping its range with a new £l00k Grand Wagoneer while tailing it with an all-new Nissan Juke-rivalling SUV, according to head of Jeep brand, Mike Manley.
Speaking at the Paris Motor Show 2016, he said: “We’ll definitely explore a model below the Renegade. I’m pretty confident that as we get into the future this will be a viable segment for us.”
Manley wouldn’t give a timeframe for when we’ll see the baby Jeep. He did, however, discuss more detailed plans for a flagship Grand Wagoneer SUV, saying: “The Grand Wagoneer concept is moving forward. It’s an exciting nameplate to bring back, I think.”
Manley believes a new range-topping SUV can compete with the Range Rover and models like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, adding: “I don‘t think there‘s a maximum price ceiling per se for Jeep, I’ll use US dollars, but pushing the car up to $130,000 to $140,000 [more than £100,000] may be possible – we need to establish Grand Wagoneer in its own right first. That‘s why I wouldn‘t say there‘s a price ceiling.”