The long-awaited baby Jeep is getting closer to production, as evidenced by these spy photos. Previously, the only images of the so-called Jeepster saw it wearing a Fiat 500L body (see below), while this new batch of photos show hefty amounts of camouflage. How is that better? Well, it's very likely there's a production body hiding under all that cladding.

While picking out styling details is virtually impossible thanks to all the camo, as our spies point out, this gives us a very sound idea of the Jeepster's final size. It's small, although we'd argue that it's only slightly smaller than the current Jeep Patriot, based on the images of the newest Jeep sitting in front of an Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

As we reported previously, this little bambino will be built on a Fiat platform, but the styling should be uniquely Jeep - likely to include a somewhat vertical seven-slat grille and round headlights. We can expect to see a production Jeepster, if that ends up being the actual name (Latitude has been rumored, although as that's traditionally a trim level, we imagine there'd be some confusion), when it debuts at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.


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      zakgee
      • 11 Months Ago
      Do we really need another crossover with the Jeep badge on it?
        zack_falcon
        • 11 Months Ago
        @zakgee
        Apparently so, says the clueless Jeep / Chrysler head honcho. Although do bear in mind that some time in 2015, they're giving one of the Compass / Patriot twins the 'business', as both are to be replaced by just one CUV. So it's the Jeepster*, Compatriot replacement, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Grand Wagoneer*, and the Wrangler. Three CUVs, two SUVs, and one true Jeep.
      ffelix422
      • 11 Months Ago
      A Jeep the size of a Mini would sell very well. Given it has AWD and a Trail-Rated package. Then add the same customized-individualized boutique that Mini has and you'll sell even more. And sell it cheaper than the Mini too.
      • 11 Months Ago
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      sixsix
      • 11 Months Ago
      FIAT keeps making Jeep more and more feminine. Man these paid commenters here are out of hand! The Cherokee is a sign of what's to came. According to FIAT being masculine is not cool. They really push the neutered male look.
        knowledgehurtsmyhead
        • 11 Months Ago
        @sixsix
        How can you possibly tell this is "feminine" under all that camo. The only thing I see here is "smaller". Do you have an issue with size?
        superchan7
        • 11 Months Ago
        @sixsix
        You can still buy a Wrangler, if you're man enough for it.
        mikeybyte1
        • 11 Months Ago
        @sixsix
        You can see the final product through that heavy camo? Really? Seems more like you are a paid hater.
        gtv4rudy
        • 11 Months Ago
        @sixsix
        There is a 'Lou Ferrigno' edition Jeep coming out just for you sixsix because this little Jeepster is probably made for the rest of the world and not here in the USA.
        mylexicon
        • 11 Months Ago
        @sixsix
        Don't worry, sixsix. The Jeep enthusiasts agree with you, even if the marketers are paid to be media terrorists.
      Chris Haywood
      • 11 Months Ago
      Oh my God in Heaven...Please no more cheesy little sideways engine wrong-wheel-drive Jeeps!!!! What the heck are the Jeep people thinking? Has the design and engineering department been taken over by women? Where are the rugged, longitudinal engine REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE Jeeps?!?!?! Why is Jeep moving so far down market into wrong-wheel-drive econobucket territory? This makes no sense!! Come on! Somebody knock some sense into these people! Just because they're owned by a sissy little wrong-wheel-drive Italian company doesn't mean that all new Jeeps have to be sissy, limp-wristed nancyboy sideways engine wrong-wheel-drive junkpiles!!! Dangit!!!!!!!!!!!
        Brian P
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Chris Haywood
        Corporate average fuel economy ... and I'm quite sure that they actually looked at how anyone buying a Jeep that isn't a Wrangler is actually using them.
          Chris
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Brian P
          I see what you are saying, but for a brand that is marketed for its rugged capabilities, the vehicles in their lineup should back that up. Front wheel drive car based cuvs with all insependent suspension are quite limited in the very aspects Jeeps are marketed as and known for among off road enthusiasts. I'm sorry, but I think anything that's not a Wrangler wearing the Jeep badge should get its inspiration from such models as the Cherokee XJ. A modernized version of that vehicle would be a great addition to Jeep's lineup. Save the crossovers for Dodge and Chrysler.
      Bavarian818
      • 11 Months Ago
      The Italians are going to KILL the Jeep brand!!! First the demoralization of the Cherokee name with the current model, now this!!! Jeep should be sharing out of the same parts bin as Ram and not Fiat
        lyphesaparty
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Bavarian818
        Except that since Fiat and Chrysler have partnered Jeep has had year over year historical sales records. I am all for the traditional Jeeps that are easy to repair in your garage (I drive a TJ) but the world has changed and fuel economy standards affect all brands and Jeep is forced to evolve to stay alive.
      mylexicon
      • 11 Months Ago
      God have mercy on Italy. They know not what they do.
      waetherman
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm sorry but Fiat has no understanding of the US market,and it shows most with what they've done since they starts messing with Jeep. This will end badly for Fiat.
        cpmanx
        • 11 Months Ago
        @waetherman
        Well, the effect so far has been a big increase in sales. Not a bad way to fail.
        alponzi
        • 11 Months Ago
        @waetherman
        Because Chrysler was not failing?
        mylexicon
        • 11 Months Ago
        @waetherman
        Fiat know the American market too well. This is one of the most skillful brand suicides I've ever witnessed.
      Teleny411
      • 11 Months Ago
      Much better than that eyesore of a Cherokee. The size of this means it is intended for a global market. I was actually hoping for something more like the old Samursi. But this is a massive improvement over the retarded catfish looking Cheroke,
      benjamin_braddock
      • 11 Months Ago
      I am amazed at the number of negative comments here. All brands need a mainstream model that can help support the rest of the range. There was outrage when Porsche announced it was to produce the Cayenne, as it wasn't traditionally Porsche, but look at the Porsche brand now. It keeps going from strength to strength., Jeep needs a credible, smaller and more economical model that it can launch around the rest of the world. It needs to represent Jeep well, attracting people to the brand who can't or who will never be able to afford models like the Grand Cherokee. Fiat has a solid history of producing the great Panda 4x4. In off-road tests it has done just as well as rivals that are far bigger cars. This new model, whatever it will be called, can really help drive the Jeep brand forward in parts of the world where Jeep sales are poor.
        billfrombuckhead
        • 11 Months Ago
        @benjamin_braddock
        Chrysler also needs to compete against Subaru, Mini and Kia Soul in the yuppie ghettoes. This little Jeep will also be great for first time buyers who may later trade it on a Cherokee or even a Wrangler.
      jebibudala
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why all the ugly padding? Is this to get bonus points for the new crash test standards?
        NightFlight
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jebibudala
        Please tell me you are being sarcastic....
          • 11 Months Ago
          @NightFlight
          [blocked]
        john96xlt
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jebibudala
        Because it's pre-production, stupid, have you never seen automotive spy shots before? The padding hides a lot of surface detail and can make the body style appear different than what it actually is to some effect.
      sirjaysmith
      • 11 Months Ago
      it looks like another compass......
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