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DaimlerChrysler to Introduce Jeep Patriot and Compass Concept Vehicles

September 13, 2005

AUBURN HILLS, MI – The Jeep Patriot concept vehicle is designed to appeal to compact SUV buyers who want traditional Jeep styling with best-in-class off-road capability. Jeep Patriot is rugged, while still offering fuel economy, interior flexibility, and utility, according to DaimlerChrsyler.

The Patriot's face features Jeep's signature seven-slot grille, round headlamps, raised, free-standing fog lamps, and a visible skid plate.

Painted Armor Green with black door handles, body-side moldings, black accents, dark tinted windows, and a stiffer windshield, Jeep Patriot would be built for maximum cargo volume and rugged driving conditions. Four doors and a rear liftgate provide easy access to the Jeep Patriot concept's spacious and functional interior.

Classic Jeep design cues include aggressive 17-inch off-road wheels and tires housed inside signature Jeep trapezoidal wheel openings. With a raised roof rack that can hold additional gear, the Patriot's higher beltline completes the vehicle's protective profile.

The rear of the vehicle features an upright backlight and a bumper illustrating the Jeep Patriot con-cept's interior spaciousness.

All-new Jeep off-road technology would ensure Jeep Patriot could be a Trail Rated 4x4, making it one of the most capable vehicle in its class.

Jeep Patriot Concept Preliminary Specifications:

Wheelbase (in.): 103.7
Overall length (in.): 173.7
Overall width (in.): 69.1
Overall height (in.): 65.6
Front overhang (in.): 34.7
Rear overhang (in.): 35.1
Front track (in.): 59.8
Rear track (in.): 59.8
Couple (1-2) (in.): 32.5
Tire/wheel sizes(in.):

  • Front: 235/65R17, 17 x 6.5
  • Rear: 235/65R17, 17 x 6.5

    The Jeep Compass concept would be compact, offering performance, fuel economy, and value in the competitive compact SUV segment, according to DaimlerChrysler.

    The Compass concept color is G-Force Liquid Green and features the brand's signature seven-slot grille, round headlamps, large fog lights, trapezoidal wheel openings, steeply raked windshield, low-to-the ground stance, deep fascia, wire mesh grille texture, and prominent lower intake.

    From the rear, the Compass is equipped with a roof-mounted spoiler. The fascia is styled to ac-commodate a large chrome dual exhaust system, reinforcing an aggressive, performance-oriented character.

    Jeep Compass Concept Preliminary Specifications

    Wheelbase (in.): 103.7
    Overall length (in.): 173.4
    Overall width (in.): 69.3
    Overall height (in.): 63.3
    Front overhang (in.): 34.5
    Rear overhang (in.): 35.1
    Front track (in.): 59.8
    Rear track (in.): 59.8
    Couple (1-2) (in.): 32.5
    Tire/wheel sizes (in.):

  • Front: 255/50R19, 19 x 7.5
  • Rear: 255/50R19, 19 x 7.5

    Jeep hints at global portfolio expansion with world premiere of Jeep Patriot and Compass concept sport/utility vehicles at the 61st International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.

    The pair of compact Jeep SUVs are designed to appeal to all-new buyers. The concepts hint at two future compact SUVs that the Jeep brand could build for global markets as soon as next year.

    With the potential for the powerful yet fuel-efficient all-new 2.4L World Engine and a 2.0L diesel (for international markets), the Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass concepts could be coupled with a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). All-new Jeep technology also would give these two concepts Jeep 4x4 capability.

    The Jeep Patriot and Compass concepts would expand the brand's global lineup, which includes Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee, Liberty (Cherokee outside North America), and Wrangler. PATRIOT COMPASS

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