Jeep announces nine new models

Jeep to phase out diesel with a host of new electrified models due by 2022

There will be nine new or redeveloped Jeep models launched by 2022, according to a new product plan announced by British boss Mike Manley. It will include a small crossover SUV that will be smaller than the Jeep Renegade and rival models like the SEAT Arona and Renault Captur.

The smallest model in Jeep’s lineup will be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and the manufacturer’s latest connected and autonomous driving features. A redeveloped Jeep Compass and an all-new Jeep Renegade will also arrive within the next five years.

Carbuyer's best 4x4s and SUVs on sale now

Jeep’s new strategy also confirmed that diesel engines will be gradually phased out of Jeep’s European models as new petrol, mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric models replace them by 2022. Every model range will feature a plug-in hybrid, and Jeep’s small, medium and family-sized models will also be offered with a fully electric option.

New models will include a Cherokee that’s likely to be offered with the option of seven seats for the first time in its history, making it a closer rival to the Skoda Kodiaq and Land Rover Discovery Sport. A new Grand Cherokee will also be introduced with a seven-seat option for families.

Jeep also announced it will bring back the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer badges for two range-topping SUVs, both of which will feature plug-in hybrid technology.

The Chinese market continues to be a major focus for Jeep, so much so that the brand is planning two China-specific models, along with plug-in hybrid and battery electric versions of four models sold in the region. Production is also set to increase to meet anticipated demand.

With successful Trailhawk and Trackhawk versions aimed at off-road and track use already under its belt, Jeep is also planning a Cherokee Deserthawk for 2020 that will meet a “rigorous set of engineering standards” and could account for 10% of all Cherokee’s sold globally.

Recommended

Jeep Renegade SUV
Jeep Renegade
4 Sep 2020

Jeep Renegade SUV

Jeep Renegade owner reviews
Jeep Renegade
4 Sep 2020

Jeep Renegade owner reviews

Most Popular

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron: prices, specs and release date
2021 Audi Q4 e-tron SUV - front 3/4 dynamic
Audi
15 Apr 2021

New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron: prices, specs and release date

What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?
Yellow Audi Q2
Audi
16 Apr 2021

What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2020

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?
Tips and Advice
23 Mar 2020

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Best car interiors
Best cars
10 Mar 2020

Best car interiors

Best electric cars
Best cars
24 Dec 2020

Best electric cars

Best cheap-to-run cars
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
1 Feb 2021

Best cheap-to-run cars

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches
9 Apr 2020

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks