Italian-made version of iconic Jeep goes on sale in US

Mar 26, 2015 852

US off-roaders seeking to rev up the four-wheel drive of a Jeep might soon find out that their American icon is made in Italy. In a sign of what comes with the takeover of Chrysler by Italian giant Fiat, US auto dealers have begun selling the Italian-made Jeep Renegade.

The new Renegade, a small 4x4 SUV, was shipped to dealers last week, according to Todd Goyer, US spokesman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The Renegade will hit showrooms nationwide in volume next month, with prices starting at around $20,000. Jeep traces its roots back to 1940 when the US Army asked carmakers to design a utility vehicle that could be used for scouting and which could move quickly.

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Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/

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