Report – Fiat announces roadmap for Jeep in India, plans its own future

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012 - 2:50pm IST

Fiat-Chrysler press conferenceIn a press conference held today in Mumbai, Fiat announced product plans for Jeep as well as for itself, and we have all the details for you in this post.

No photographs, sketches or teasers were shared during the presentation, and explicit details of the future products were not provided.

Jeep –

Jeep has been in existence for 70 years and sells cars in 120 countries. It prides itself for inventing the first crossover and the first automatic all-wheel drive SUV.

The presentation adds that there are more than 7 million Jeep models on the planet and the brand has over 2 million fans on Facebook.

A slide shows Jeep as a physical and emotional brand and as a maker of cars that take you away from the mundane everyday tasks.

Jeep future products for India

  • In the third quarter of 2013 India will see the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee
  • In 2015, the company will launch a B-Segment SUV (name, specifications not available)
  • In 2016, a C Segment SUV will be launched (no details here again)

Jeep is not ready to divulge plans on what the second and third products are at the moment.

Fiat India –

(By 2016)

  • Fiat will be present across the country through 112 dealers
  • Jeep will be have 82 dealers throughout the nation

Fiat India future products

  • Fiat will launch 4 new products in 2013-2014
  • Fiat will launch Abarth in 2013 – No other details were divulged
  • All new Punto will be launched in 2014. The new Punto will be refreshed (think MY2012 Tata Nano, MY2012 Fiat Punto) in 2015 and 2016
  • A B-Segment Fiat SUV will come in 2014
  • Fiat will reposition the Linea as the ‘Linea Classic’ in 2013
  • An all-new Linea will be launched in 2014

We will update this post with some more information later today. Until then, stay tuned to

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24 thoughts on “Report – Fiat announces roadmap for Jeep in India, plans its own future

  1. jagan says:

    the attention to the details is missing in the event properties – exposed running cables, wrnkled signages, and mess of aux lighting.

    the company needs a culture change.


  2. balaji babu says:

    so was there any updates regarding increasing the existing customer satisfaction, like making sure of availability of parts for palio, punto, etc… Indians especially correlate resale value with value for money factor… To have resale value they need to make sure they have the existing customer giving good word of mouth else indian customers never treat FIAT as value for money and so how much of products you launch you dont get the deserving success

  3. Ram says:

    They produce such good machines,but yet largely ignored by the Indian customers. It’s indeed one of the sad episodes in the Indian automobile sector. It saddens the real enthusiasts to see Fiat struggling like this in India, while the Maruti’s and Mahindra’s get away with sub standard vehicles. Hope they can understand the country better. Anyways, hope they can turn this around.

  4. Ashish says:

    Bravo Fiat common in’

    Indian need these injections 😉

  5. mano says:

    Whatever happened to the 500L MPV plans??

  6. Ameya says:

    Finally awakening from the slumber…it seems they are ready to expand seriously and not just make our national engine!

  7. karikor says:

    Jeep can launch the B & C Segment models like Patriot and Compass as CBUs and price them at 20 and 25 lakhs. If they were to bring in CKD models then they can price Patriot at around 12 lakhs and Compass at 15 lakhs. If they were to be 80% locally manufactured then the Patriot could be priced at under 10 lakhs and the Compass around 12 lakhs. And that would make a lot of sense.


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