By Andrew Ganz
Monday, Oct 3rd, 2011 @ 10:40 am
 
Jeep will introduce a new B-segment compact crossover or SUV by 2014, according to a new product plan document that leaked out of the Auburn Hills, Michigan, automaker's offices.

Although not much is known about the new model, it is shown on this document procured by Carscoop alongside unnamed replacements for the company's Compass/Patriot and Liberty as well as the upcoming range-topping Grand Wagoneer and existing Grand Cherokee and Wrangler as part of the brand's 2014 lineup.

Jeep simply refers to the models as B SUV, C SUV (Compass/Patriot) and D SUV (Liberty), which likely means that all three will get new or revived nameplates. Jeep has long indicated that, under its new Fiat management, it doesn't have room for both the similarly-sized Compass and Patriot in its lineup.

The new B-segment model will likely ride on a shortened version of the Fiat crossover platform that will also underpin the Compass/Patriot replacement. The larger Liberty's replacement could ride on a lengthened version of this platform or it might go with a ruggedized version of a larger car architecture that will also be used in the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 replacement. The Grand Wagoneer shown on the list will likely be a more off road-oriented version of the Dodge Durango, itself a stretched and road-ready variation on the Grand Cherokee.

For now, we're left with plenty of questions and not many details.