JEEP has sold jan through nov, in China: over 150,000 suv-s, a growth since local manufacture of the Cherokee and the Renegade began of over 300% in 2016 over 2015. Jeeps in China have premium pricing, often comparable to German marque suv-s, and are set fair to keep the sales boom going since the Chinese market is moving suv-ward in a big way, and since the German competition (mainly) is not as well-regarded when it comes to suv-s as they are for sedans and coupes/sporty cars/limo-s. The newly launched, localized Jeep new Compass, the model we too in India will get (localized) in 2017, has in China ALREADY received 150,000 advance orders!! (or so early reports in the Chinese business press have it.) That, if even half-true, ought not to be surprising since the old Compass (a pre-fca model) was a popular and well-known nameplate in China, even though it was a weak model and was imported and so sold at a post-tariffs-of-25% premium (upto mid-2015.) 2017 will see the launch also of a 3-row, long-wheelbase avatar of the Jeep Cherokee, including as a hybrid. THAT China-developed-further model will also (with high Chinese imported component content, taking advantage of the incredibly strong us$) be 'made' alongside the facelifted and improved Cherokee in the USA in early 2018, albeit likely as a simpler-suspension/etc 'Chrysler'-badged soft-roader rather than as a pukka 'Jeep.' The platform and powertrain mate of the Renegade and the new Compass, the Fiat 500X, is possibly in the plan for localized Chinese manufacture too (2018), although the launch of the FIAT brand there via the Dodge Dart=Fiat Viaggio+Ottimo has failed utterly. Most likely, henceforth FIAT will stick to the eurochic 500-style models in China, instead, albeit that the 500X will still be made there, likely also for export? Instead of the FIAT brand the emphasis in China is going to nearly-all: Jeep, Maserati, Alfa (launching at shared dealerships in 2017) and most likely Chrysler-badged large but hybrid models at an all-new JV plant (negotiations for which are apparently underway.) FCA could or rather should consider doing the same in India too: delay the 'new Punto' etc here further and give us (including for rhd exports) the 500X in some form, a platform close-sibling as it is of the new Compass?