Is this going to be in the USA or just over seas?
As far as we know, it's going to be marketed primarily at developing markets and Europe, but will be sold worldwide. Except a narrower range of options in North America, but for it to still come in cheaper than the current Patriot and Compass to start, with a selection of small 4-cylinder gas and, possibly, diesel engines.
Purists, count your blessings. FIAT actually rescued Jeep from the Chinese who were hoping to pick it up for next to nothing when Chrysler collapsed, and ship the Toledo plant to China. How would that fit in the purist world? If Jeep wants to survive it has to compete in all markets, including subcompacts. Let's hope that they're also going to proceed with a Wrangler-based p/u.
Dingding. The Fiat partnership was essential for Chrysler receiving bailout funds. Without those, Chrysler would have been parted out and sold off, likely to a Chinese automaker.
EDIT: Ironically, almost everything I've ever heard that will kill Jeep has made it stronger.
Wagon-bodied Jeeps? Pfft, too girly compared to the CJ, they'll kill the brand! Wagoneer, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee go on to literally create one of the the largest and most prosperous segments in the auto industry, save brand in Kaiser and AMC days, become icons in their own right.
Coil springs on the TJ? Too soft, girly Jeep. TJ outsells YJ by a wide margin, becomes arguably most popular Wrangler/CJ version.
4-door Wrangler? Soccer mom mobile. Winds up being, arguably, the most capable vehicle Jeep has ever made, doubling Wrangler sales figures, and setting the Wrangler as the best-selling BOF SUV on the market.
IFS/IRS Grand Cherokee? Who'd ever want that? Unsurprisingly, everyone, as it nearly doubles WK sales numbers and becomes generally accepted as the best vehicle in the segment.
The new Cherokee has already shot past the last months of Liberty sales and is on track to match the Liberty's best sales numbers if demand keeps up. The first Fiat Jeep, which everybody here expected to kill the brand, is doing a pretty good job of NOT killing it so far.