Like Chrysler and Dodge, Jeep is also planning an extensive brand shakeup over the next five years. Sticking with its current mantra, Jeep will continue a focus on SUVs, but it will be stretching the lineup to include new segments as it hopes to increase global production from its current 732,000 units to 1.9 million units by 2018.
In addition to adding to models, Jeep will also be adding new production facilities. By the end of this five-year span, Jeep will have gone from currently having five nameplates built in just one country to having six nameplates built in six countries.
Finally, with the announcement that the SRT performance brand is moving under the Dodge brand, this could spell the end for the Grand Cherokee SRT.
2014: The 2015 Jeep Renegade will be the first new product to join the Jeep lineup, and it will be one of the first truly global models for the brand starting production and going on sale in Europe before it even comes to the U.S.
2015: By the end of 2015, Jeep will be giving the current Grand Cherokee its second major refresh since it was first introduced in 2010. The SRT version will remain in production, though all other SRT-badged vehicles will be sold as Dodges.
2016: In celebrating its 75th anniversary, Jeep has a busy year planned for 2016. During Q2, Jeep will be killing off the current Patriot and Compass, which will be nine years old at that point. Both of these vehicles will be replaced by a single vehicle in the compact SUV segment. Also due sometime in the middle of 2016 is a refresh of the Jeep Cherokee that just recently went on sale.
2017: Even bigger plans are in store for 2017. In Q2, a new Wrangler will make its debut, while Q3 will bring a new Grand Cherokee. In between those major launches, the Renegade will get a major update.
2018: Rounding out its five-year plan, Jeep will finally be launching its three-row Grand Wagoneer during Q3.