The new Fiat 500x is the sister to the Mini jeep code name B-SUB, will be Trail Rated, have the jeep grill and round head lights,and packed whit premium features. Also a cross over Fiat 500L is coming ,at this time all engines Gas, CNG and Diesel are around 100 HP, and all are smaller than the Compass/Patriot. The jeep will be true jeep said Manly . Fiat said the price for Fait 500L cross over, is said to start around 15,550 Euros or around $14,000 US ?( I don't think so )
That WillysII concept isn't ever going to be produced, but I could see a ruggedized Fiat500 type thing as a pretty cool vehicle - kinda like those 2 door first generation Rav4's - those weren't very handsome and they didn't have low range but they'd still take a couple of people down just about any dirt road to hiking trails or other adventures. As long as they keep it small and don't ruin the feature of smallness.
As a TJ owner I'd like to see two things come from Jeep, the First is a large JKU sized pickup, and the second is this mini wrangler.
I sit in my TJ and think that I could shave off at least 5 inches in width, and I'm 5'11 245 so not the smallest guy around. I also run it without back seats and have found that I'd have no problem with a permanent two seater. So I'd have no problem decreasing the back end by 2 feet. Now the front is interesting as I'd like to have a small diesel, and I'd really like to shave a foot or so off the front however that'd be decided based on engine layout.
So here is where we are at:
Overall length = 119"
Overall width = 61"
Now from a height standpoint, IDC however I do want the same ground clearance that we get in the TJ. I also want solid Axles still and stock dana44's or equivalent. I couldn't see a need for more than 120 HP, but would like say 250 ft lbs of torque. Thats what I want from mini jeep. Hell take a samurai and slap some circle headlights on it and I'd be happy.
Black Jeep Society
Western Mass 4x4
Originally Posted by moreismore69
ha! now I'm not saying I don't love our cherokee or that I haven't seen a few good looking cherokees, but either you are giving your xj too much credit or you've done 4x4'd yourself retarded, girls don't drop em for cherokees, now wranglers on the other hand...:rofl: