Jeep Baby Crossover to Be Named Laredo?

Rumored to be launched under the Jeepster name, Jeep's brand new subcompact SUV could be named Laredo, Automotive News Europe reported earlier this week, quoting two industry sources familiar with the matter. Laredo is currently used as a trim name for various Jeep models.
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Spotted several times while being tested in Italy and Sweden the past couple of weeks, the "baby" Jeep, which is based on the Fiat 500X, will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The new vehicle will go on sale in Europe this summer and will reach US shores by the end of the year.

To be built in Italy, alongside its Fiat twin, the small crossover is expected to become available with three engines source from the 500L - the 0.9-liter TwinAir, the 1.4-liter MultiAir and the 1.6-liter MultiJet diesel.

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