Rumors of Jeep Patriot Successor Planned for 2017

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Some rumors claim that Fiat-Chrysler and its Jeep subsidary are prepairing the all-new SUV which could set the new market niche, previously hold by current Patriot SUV. Such car should replace Compass as well. The new model is likely to be presented at the New York Auto Show.

The successor of these cars will be named in honor of replacement, according to preliminary information, the manufacturer gives more preference to Patriot name. Located in the manufacturer’s model range between Renegade and Cherokee, the new crossover will be the last car in the draft Jeep SUVs modernization.

Having gone through bankruptcy in 2009, with the main Chrysler Corporation, an American company does not stand still and careful work to improve production processes, distribution and management has become a rapid growth in sales for two years, so that now the Jeep Company – strong organization that can seriously compete with the best representatives of the market.

Update: the release of Patriot successor hasn’t announced at the beginning of 2017. The rumors are likely considered the new Compass model, which was debuted in the late part of 2016. This SUV will soon replace both current generation Jeep Patriot and Compass.

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Availability and Price

Jeep’s engineers tirelessly working on a new crossover, to have time to prepare it for the end of this year.
Going to the market in early 2017, SUV mid-size Jeep from American companies will seriously compete with such great cars like KIA Sportage, Nissan Qashqai and the Mazda CX-5.

Release date: 2017

If the cost of cars will remain at the current model, the new 2017 Jeep Patriot will be available from 21,000 USD.

Update: Jeep Patriot hasn’t changed for 2017 model year, features all the same specs, available from $18,040 for a basic trim.

Designed to be Brutal

Jeep Patriot, as the Compass, often listened to criticism about its specific exterior and distinctive interior. We can assume that the new compact crossover SUV will refuse some unusual decisions in favor of a more harmonious external appearance. Creates the possibility of 3D-model of the car makes it clear that the body panels will be a modified form something resembling Renegade crossover. Shots of “test mule” published on Internet considered the new SUV will be longer than predecessor. Apparently, Patriot will be developed on a stretched version of Renegade chassis Small Wide, which was created by joint forces of Opel and Fiat Companies.

Update: Patriot hasn’t updated, keep the ‘boxy’ design of the previous model.

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What We Find Inside

Regarding the interior, we can only guess. But most likely it will be an improved version of the one that we saw on the Renegade model, with the use of a soft-touch plastic, leather and wood inserts in presence. It feels you can say that the interior will be equipped with a large touch screen with an excellent navigation system, if not in the basic version, in more advanced versions for sure. Fans of the brand can be confident in the abundant presence of different “chips”, responsible for the safety of the driver and passengers. Sunroof is also possible. The amount of free space will easily accommodate five adults as the car passengers.

Apparently, in the engine compartment of the new crossover in “top-end” performance diesel power unit of the Cherokee will be installed, with a capacity of 2.2 liters, while the initial modifications will be equipped with a more modest diesel and gasoline engine from Fiat, including a turbocharged power unit of 500X volume of 1.4 liters, as well as diesel engines with a capacity of 2.0 and 1.6 liters. Similarly, the new car will be available with front-wheel drive and a AWD, automatic and manual transmission.

Update: The SUV kept the current engine range consist of 2-liter and 2.4-liter gasoline engines, mated with 5-speed manual (for 2-liter) or 6-speed automatic (2.4L) or CVT (optional).

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New upcoming compact SUV from Jeep - whatever it will be named - must be a proper successor to Patriot and Cherokee model.

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