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The Jeep Patriot concept

The Patriot and Compass concepts, which were launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show, are compact Jeep 4x4s that would go in production in the next two years.

Both concepts feature new engines, a 2.4-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre turbodiesel. Furthermore the Patriot and Compass could be coupled with a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

Jeep Patriot

According to DaimlerChrysler the Patriot concept is unmistakably Jeep. It is designed to appeal to compact SUV buyers who want traditional Jeep styling with off-road capability.

Classic Jeep design cues include aggressive 17-inch off-road wheels and tyres 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.

Jeep Patriot Gallery

Jeep Compass

With the Jeep Compass concept DaimlerChrysler hopes to attract new buyers to the Jeep brand.

The Compass is to compete in the small SUV segment and insiders say that this Jeep could also be the first one to be available as 4x2.

True to Jeep's signature design cues, the Jeep Compass concept features the brand's signature seven-slot grille, round headlamps, large and capable fog lights and trapezoidal wheel openings.

A steeply raked windshield, an expressive hood, low-to-the ground stance, deep fascia, wire mesh grille texture and prominent lower intake give the Jeep Compass concept a powerful and capable appearance.

The Jeep Compass concept's side profile is highly sculptured. Powerful fender forms exaggerate the Jeep Compass concept's athletic stance, performance 19-inch wheels and red-line tyres.

At the rear there is a roof-mounted spoiler as well as large chrome dual exhausts.

Jeep Compass gallery

The Jeep Compass


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