The upcoming Baby Jeep was caught testing for the first time back in October 2013, and it looked identical to its Fiat cousin. Since then, the small Jeep has evolved a bit, as the prototype that our spy photographers caught today looks more like a typical Jeep .
Also known as the Jeepster, the future baby Jeep will be built on the same Small Wide platform that will see use under the Fiat 500 L and 500 MPW. Jeep is planning to use this model as a competitor to the Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008 .
We have no details on the engine lineup just yet, but depending on the market, the next baby Jeep will be offered with gasoline and diesel engines. We expect the new Jeep to come standard with front-wheel drive and have all-wheel drive as an available option.
Expect the new Baby Jeep to be unveiled later this March, most likely at the Geneva Motor Show. The model will be built in Italy along with the Fiat500X .
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The prototype caught testing by our spy photographers has lots of camouflage draped all over it, but it’s pretty clear that things have moved forward since the last time we saw it.
It is very easy to spot the traditional round headlights and grille found throughout the Jeep lineup. In fact, we think that what’s under the camo is little more than a shrunken Patriot .