DaimlerChrysler Press Release)
Strong and capable, the Patriot concept is unmistakably Jeep®,
designed to appeal to compact SUV buyers who want traditional Jeep
styling with best-in-class off-road capability. Jeep Patriot is
rugged, exuding the brand's key attributes of mastery, authenticity,
freedom and adventure, but would still offer exceptional fuel
economy, interior flexibility and utility at a great value.
"Simple, geometric forms and planar surfaces define Jeep Patriot's
timeless, purpose-built design," said Creed. "Patriot's face
features Jeep's signature seven-slot grille, a robust bumper, round
headlamps, raised, free-standing fog lamps and a visible skid plate.
All of this gives Jeep Patriot its robust, strong, capable off-road
Painted Armour 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, rugged driving
conditions and excellent utility. Four doors and a rear liftgate
provide easy access to the Jeep Patriot concept's spacious and
Classic Jeep design cues include aggressive 17-inch off-road wheels
and tires housed inside signature Jeep trapezoidal wheel openings.
These combine with a raised roof rack that can hold additional gear
to provide a no-nonsense, functional statement. Jeep Patriot's
higher beltline completes the vehicle's protective profile.
The rear of the vehicle features an upright backlight and a bold
bumper that further illustrate the Jeep Patriot concept's interior
spaciousness and add to its rugged appearance and capability.
Jeep Patriot not only looks like a Jeep, but all-new Jeep off-road
technology would ensure Jeep Patriot could be a Trail Rated 4x4,
which would make it the most capable vehicle in its class.