Jeep® Patriot and Jeep Compass Point Brand into New Territory
Jeep® designers have gone to the extreme once again, creating
two all-new sport-utility-vehicle (SUV) concepts that could expand the
Jeep brand into new territory.
The Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass concepts are compact Jeep
four-wheel-drives that would deliver fun, freedom, utility,
capability, as well as the potential for exceptional fuel economy and
interior flexibility — all at a great value. Making their debut at the
2005 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, these 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
2.4-liter World Engine and a state-of the-art 2.0-liter 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
The two very distinct interpretations of a compact Jeep
complement each other, yet target different sets of customers who seek
great value and fuel efficiency. The Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass
concepts would expand the brand’s global line-up, which includes Jeep
Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee, the legendary Jeep Wrangler and the
seven seater Jeep Commander, which is yet to be confirmed for
“The Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot concepts prove Jeep continues to
explore new territory,” said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President –
Design, Chrysler Group. “These concept vehicles would allow Jeep to
provide best-in-class capability to the compact SUV buyer at a great
value, and do so with the credibility that only comes with a Jeep.”
Jeep Patriot concept: a modern interpretation of classic Jeep
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 image.”
Painted Armour Green with black door handles, body-side mouldings,
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.
Jeep Compass concept: a new type of Jeep in a contemporary
Sleek and sophisticated with a rally car toughness, the Jeep
Compass concept would deliver Jeep fun, freedom and capability,
broadening the global appeal of Jeep and attracting new buyers who
might not have previously considered the brand.
“The Jeep Compass concept is an all-new kind of Jeep,” Creed said.
“Compact and nimble, the Jeep Compass concept is the right size for
world markets and would offer performance, fuel economy and value in
the highly competitive compact SUV segment.”
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.
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
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 redline tires.
From the rear, a
roof-mounted spoiler completes the Jeep Compass performance message.
The deep fascia is uniquely styled to accommodate a large chrome dual
exhaust system, which also reinforces an aggressive,
The heroic heritage of Jeep and its dominance of the sport-utility
market stretch back more than 65 years. Jeep is known worldwide for
its core attributes of mastery, authenticity, freedom and adventure.
The Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot concepts, with excellent fuel
efficiency, an affordable price and proven Jeep capability, would
provide an opportunity to expand the brand and attract new buyers
around the world.
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