FCA Axes Chrysler Brand In UK, Sheds Light On New Jeeps
By 2017, the Chrysler brand will no longer be offered in the UK, following a move by parent company FCA to pull Lancia products (largely rebadged Chrysler vehicles) from other European markets.
While the Chrysler 300 and Ypsilon supermini never saw much fanfare in Europe, the Chrysler minivans did enjoy a following in Europe throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s, though sales have tanked, down 21 percent from 2013 levels.
But FCA isn’t giving up on Europe for its American brands. The auto maker will be investing money into Jeep as it pushes for the brand to become a global player akin to an American Land Rover. According to Auto Express a Nissan Qashqai rival (presumably the replacement for the Jeep Compass/Patriot) and a full-size Grand Wagoneer are in the cards for introduction within the next three years.