We can easily say that the new Jeep Jeepster will be a great solution for any off road foray, unfortunately it is not as good as Patriot or Compass for example. However, the interesting fact about this vehicle is that it will be based on a raised front wheel drive platform, and it goes very well in the city, which is considered as its main domain.
It is also interesting to note that the sister model of Jeep Jeepster is Fiat’s 500X, so we can easily come to an conclusion of how the vehicle will look like in the means of its proportions and overall size.
Since Jeep is being owned by Fiat, it gives a very significant addition to their market introducing the Jeepster which gives and overall much youthful appearance to their expending niche of compact crossovers.
The new Jeep Jeepster, as mentioned earlier, will make use of the Fiat 500L. This vehicle will be lightweight, cost effective and very simple. Even in the past, Jeep successfully engineered small vehicles which were able at the same time to handle very well all the off road situations. For example, lets just look at the Panda 4×4 and you will understand what we mean.
Jeep Jeepster will be powered by a 1.4 liter turbo four, which is actually an option for the US market, while the European market will have another options – a 1.3 liter turbo diesel or a 0.9 liter two cylinder. As a standard transmission it features a six speed manual, however for handling shifting duties for the volume models will be in charge the six speed dual clutch automatic.
As far as it comes to the competition, Jeep Jeepster will have as opponents the Nissan Juke, Mini Countryman and Kia Soul. And even though it is expected to appear on the market in the late 2014 or early 2015, we already got a little peek in the possible price which should be somewhere around $20.000.