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Unread 02-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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Maybe I'm crazy...

But I wish Jeep would do something like this with the Wrangler. Maybe it could be a separate Renegade line.

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/militar...rzr-4/features

I would love a small, capable, rugged, road legal vehicle like this. It would need removable doors & a hardtop though.

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Unread 02-15-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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The problem is that the side-by-side market is already saturated-oversaturated, arguably, and while Jeep would definitely bring some serious brand cachet, the cost of developing an entirely new division to build them just wouldn't justify the investment.

Companies like Polaris, Can-Am, Yamaha, Kawasaki and so-forth were able to easily move in because lots of the major components and engineering are either lifted directly or based off quad and bike parts. Jeep has nothing like that at the moment.

Plus, other companies with favourable reputations have tried to make a go in the side-by-side market-Bobcat, John Deere, Honda, ect-and none of them have done very well. Honda's done the best arguably, but they're still a small player despite being legendary for their small engines and small ORVs.

However, in a way, there already is a side-by-side in the Fiat umbrella-Fiat Industrial owns Case IH, which builds a side-by-side called the Scout. However, in this case, Case IH is a much better brand name for it.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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is 88 HP enough to make that a "fast" attack vehicle?

Would be cool if Jeep could make that.. wasn't there some kind of rumor that they were going to do a mini jeep based on those teeny little fiats?
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Unread 02-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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These are designed to be inserted and extracted via the CV-22 Osprey. I think they put the best weight to HP ratio they could get to fit the role.

If you were really inclined, you could strip down a Wrangler and do something similar for fun.
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^ exactly. Jeep wouldn't or shouldn't do this. They are talking about developing a mini Wrangler type vehicle but I doubt it'd be this small...it'd probably just be a solid axled, lightweight, 4 cyl, 2 door only, hard top or soft top mini Wrangler (like 2/3ds or 3/4ths the original size or so). Though this is cool, I've never heard of a MRZR before and my dad has a 4 seater RZR lol
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Unread 02-16-2013, 12:42 AM   #6
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is 88 HP enough to make that a "fast" attack vehicle?
That's twice what the Willys MB had.

The B-Segment Jeep is being developed by Chryslers Indian engineering arm, and it's going to be focused on developing markets like India, Asia and South America. Expect something small, cheap and rugged.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 08:13 AM   #7
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That's twice what the Willys MB had.

The B-Segment Jeep is being developed by Chryslers Indian engineering arm, and it's going to be focused on developing markets like India, Asia and South America. Expect something small, cheap and rugged.
Wow. The "Indian engineering" I have had experience with is not good. On the other hand, "small, cheap, and rugged" sounds really good to me!

Wait and see, I suppose.
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