Crazy Rumor of the Day: New Jeep Based on Iveco Massif

Date 2011/3/15 10:07:03 | Topic: Miscellaneous

Our friends over at allpar.com recently published an article about a potential future Jeep pickup based on the Iveco Massif (don't worry - I had to look it up on Wikipedia as well) from Spanish auto builder Santana (no, not this one). The logic is sound, but a little thin - file this squarely in the "rumor" folder:
The rumor is backed by a recent Chrysler job posting, requiring CATIA v5, which the Massif was created on — versus NX, which Chrysler is switching to over the summer of 2011. The job notes a “new platform” being developed. It is possible that the plan is to hire experienced new people on a project basis to either adapt the existing Iveco Massif, or the Iveco Daily itself, to Jeep use — with a link-coil suspension replacing the leaf springs, perhaps.



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