FCA made headlines with a massive investment, rumors of a new Grand Wagoneer, and a range of special edition models.
This was a big week for FCA. The group unveiled a slew of models for the Geneva Auto Show plus a massive investment that could and will likely lead to a new Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
Three New Jeep Models Including Grand Wagoneer
The announcement that FCA was planning a $4.5 billion investment in a new assembly plant near Detroit sent shockwaves through the auto industry this week.
The move will lead to a host of new Jeep models arriving in the next two years. New Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer based off the Ram 1500 platform are just the tip of the iceberg.
Jeep will also unveil an all-new Grand Cherokee an an unnamed three-row sport utility vehicle planned for 2020.
We still don’t know what the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be exactly, but reports over the years have suggested that it will a very luxurious model with top-of-the-line trims going for more than $100,000.
Both the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain to start with fully-electric models to follow. One thing’s for sure, it will a busy upcoming two years at Jeep.
Read more about Jeep’s plans for the Grand Wagoneer.
Redesigned Jeep Models Planned for Geneva Auto Show
Jeep is planning a ton of models for next week’s Geneva Auto Show. These include new looks for the Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Compass with special S Edition models. These new versions feature new exterior colors, special color accents on the wheels, badges, grilles and light surrounds, and interior upgrades as well.
The Geneva Auto Show will also be the sight of the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk launch for the European market, a limited edition Jeep Compass Night Eagle and a new Renegade Limited which includes a turquoise color called “Bikini”.
Lastly, the new Jeep Wrangler will showcase Mopar parts and upgrades that include a 5-cm suspension lift, snorkel air intake and a host of other extreme off-road parts.
Abarth 70th Anniversary
Abarth is planning two models for the Geneva Auto Show that celebrate the nameplate’s 70th Anniversary. The first is the 2019 Abarth 595 esseesse. Its name comes from a tuning kit that was offered nearly 50 years ago. The modern version includes an Akrapovic exhaust system, Brembo brakes, and a 180-horsepower engine.
Next is the Abarth 124 Rally Tribute that celebrates FIA R-GT Cup and European Rally Championship wins in 2018.
Read more about the Abarth’s plans for the Geneva Auto show.