No, they are following the market trends...and EPA standards...
FOLLOWING trends gets you nowhere, unless you want to be another me-too wannabe the eventually ends up either being phased out or redesigned into something a million miles from the original. Jeep on the other hand was at one time SETTING the trend and making others follow. The sales of the new Wrangler are proof positive that this is and always has been what Jeep should be about. That Iveco rig looks like it would fit right in with the Jeep lineup, if they tweak the styling the right way. LOVE that pickup.
I'm sure they will do plenty of "Jeeperizing" I think its a good platform for a Jeep vehicle.
Lovin it Jeep may live yet
it has an awkward attractiveness about it. It would be interesting to see. But I doubt it will be the platform for the Grand Wagoneer would be based off the WKII/Durango platform, I had a friend from a dealer confirm this. The SUV variant does look pretty nice though.
CJ3B they went back that far ? . . . Cool only Mahindras I have seen were CJ10s with a newer grill n lights.
I think you're thinking of the wrong Jeeps. This is the CJ-10:
Only made by Jeep and sold mostly overseas, except for some modified ones called CJ-10As that were used by the USAF as aircraft tugs.
This is the CJ-3B:
These were licensed to a ton of companies to build, either on their own or through knock-down kits. Mahindra, Mitsubishi, Asia Motors/Kia, SEAT, Hotchkiss...about 15 or so all in all.
This is the original Mahindra version:
This what it looks like today, called the Thar:
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Anyways, I'm a huge fan of the Massif, and the Defender. However, a lot of guys on Allpar, both people in-the-know and with industry experience are suggesting that, rather than the existing Massif being moved to a Fiat or Chrysler plant, that a new Massif will be developed for NA and international markets based on the J8. Either way, I'd love to get my hands on one.
"Buying a Jeep for on-road handling is like downloading porn to savor the cinematography."
I saw this grill n simulair head lights of the Mahindra above into a CJ-10 pickup you have posted above I believe the truck's I saw 1 was black and 2 were white then a Yellow one, 4 trucks in total I swear I Posted them here some place.
I posted the CJ-10 same one you did then I posted the CJ-10 with grill n lights simulair to above and I got told it was Mahindra/Jeep CJ-10. Abywho you guy the members the jeep forum told me the second or Modernized CJ-10 was actually a Mahindra.
Now I can't find were I saw them . . . Customized By owner ? ? ?