May 11, 2022

Jeep Boss Says People Who Drive Fake SUVs are ‘Silly’

Jeep boss Mike Manley has revealed Jeep’s thoughts on people driving “fake SUVs”. Jeep is a company that specializes in making cars for off-road use, so it stands to reason they would be less than impressed with drivers of other brands. Jeep boss feels sorry for people driving ‘fake SUVS’ and he believes Jeep can offer them something better.

Speaking at the Geneva Motor Show, Manley said: “What we’re really sorry about is that there are a lot of people buying SUVs with our badge on who should not be driving them.”

He went onto explain what he meant by that statement. “They are very often people who are buying cars that are slightly inferior or they think they’ve bought something for status reasons. People think ‘I’m better than I am’ because it’s got an SUV badge on, but you can see the road underneath because the chassis is higher,” says Mike Manley.

The Jeep boss feels many car buyers get duped into buying certain brands because of how they look rather than their actual specs and performance. Many SUV drivers will often get passed by a driver in an actual performance car, something that is not the case with Jeeps. And this what Mike Manley feels is one of the main reasons people buy SUV’s when they should be driving another type of car.

“It doesn’t give them confidence in their ability to drive quickly or safely in tricky conditions,” he said about drivers in fake SUVs. These statements are made only days after Jeep announced plans to release three new models to its lineup for next year – two new Compass models and the Grand Commander small SUV (made under FCA’s joint venture with China). Check out our list below for some real SUVs that offer value-for-money.

Jeep boss Mike Manley has revealed Jeep’s thoughts on people driving “fake SUVs”. Jeep is a company that specializes in making cars for off-road use, so it stands to reason they would be less than impressed with drivers of other brands. Jeep boss feels sorry for people driving ‘fake SUVS’ and he believes Jeep can offer them something better.

Speaking at the Geneva Motor Show, Manley said: “What we’re really sorry about is that there are a lot of people buying SUVs with our badge on who should not be driving them.” He went onto explain what he meant by that statement. “They are very often people who are buying cars that are slightly inferior or they think they’ve bought something for status reasons. People think ‘I’m better than I am’ because it’s got an SUV badge on, but you can see the road underneath because the chassis is higher,” says Mike Manley.

The Jeep boss feels many car buyers get duped into buying certain brands because of how they look rather than their actual specs and performance. Many SUV drivers will often get passed by a driver in an actual performance car, something that is not the case with Jeeps. And this what Mike Manley feels is one of the main reasons people buy SUV’s when they should be driving another type of car. “It doesn’t give them confidence in their ability to drive quickly or safely in tricky conditions,” he said about drivers in fake SUVs. These statements are made only days after Jeep announced plans to release three new models to its lineup for next year – two new Compass models and the Grand Commander small SUV (made under FCA’s joint venture with China). Check out our list below for some real SUVs that offer value-for-money.