We were the first with the name and the news but world-wide known Jalopnik website showed the pictures and now here we all the first overview of the first Jeep to be built in Italy by Fiat. Here comes the confirmation from Automotive News Automotive News.
What we see in the pictures is not encouraging but we will comment on its design after we have seen the car at the show.
Meet the T-ROC, the latest Volkswagen SUV concept, which is making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The T-ROC offers a glimpse at future Volkswagen SUVs: it is smaller than the Tiguan, but larger than the Taigun SUV concept, which is in the development phase, according to a company statement.
The two-door, four-seat T-ROC combines the agility of an all-wheel-drive SUV with the airiness of a convertible, thanks to its roof design. The middle section of the roof – made from a carbon composite – can be removed in two halves, each of which can then be stored in the boot.
Fiat has just announced that production in Italy of the first Jeep is planned to start in July this year.
Fiat Group Automobiles plans to build the Jeep CUV at the rate of 150,000 units per year.
The news has been released after a plan for the training of the staff that will be assembling the new CUV at Fiat's Melfi plant has been presented to the local unions. The training program starts on March 3rd.
The factory, which will continue production of the current Fiat Punto range on two of the three shifts, will also produce some 120,000 units per year of the Fiat 500X, the twin of the new CUV
The students of the long established Istituto Europeo di Design, have responded with a strong performance to the challenged launched to them by the European design centre of Hyundai. In case of need the signature is to be found of the bright orange colour of the body painting, which perfectly match the one to be seen in another show-car unveiled in Geneva by Hyundai.
The partnership will be showing in Geneva the full scale model named “PassoCorto”, Italian for Short Wheel Base”, SWB, a very famous acronym often used by Ferrari and other supercar makers of past times
In Geneva, the most intriguing, and likely sexy, dream car from the Italian masters of design will probably be the one being completed these days at Italdesign-Giugiaro.
Few tweets (outside the net) suggest it is the work of Maestro Giorgetto and it is an essay of superlative efficiency for comfort and interior roominess in an extremely elegant, contemporary, design.
Last year the company presented the innovative Parcour concept of a SUV-Coupe designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro.
In anticipation of the Geneva unveiling Italdesign-Giugiaro is offering a visual suggestion of what it has up its sleeves. Not much to see though. However, the profile suggests it is an aristocratic limousine with the strong character of a dynamic sculpture. The first thing that comes to mind is challenger to the Maserati. The second option is that this is the answer to the Pininfarina BMW Gran Lasso Concept. The third hypothesis is in favour of a ...new, Bugatti sport limousine.
The Italian school of design will be represented in style also by Pininfarina. They are taking no new concepts there simply because the all-new Ferrari California T they have contributed to, under the leadership of Flavio Manzoni; and the BMW GRAN LUSSO concept first presented at Villa D'Este last spring. These will fill their exhibit with professionals and enthusiasts.