The Jeep Patriot has joined its Wrangler cousin in also receiving a late 2009 update. The popular SUV gains a raft of improvements to both interior amenities and ride comfort.
Combining the packaging and interior flexibility of an SUV with the performance, handling, fuel economy and price of a compact car, the Jeep Patriot now features a monotone Dark Slate Grey interior, an all-new dashboard, centre stack and instrument panel, door trim panels and centre console with split lid for added storage space.
The new dark grey interior also protects against all life’s little mishaps thanks to standard Stain Repel technology.
The all-new dashboard features a matte, smoother look while the new centre stack features chrome accents to brighten the new round air vents, shift bezel, door spears and cluster rings. The all-new centre console and door trim panels are redesigned and additional padding for improved comfort.
To reduce noise and to give the latest Jeep Patriot a quieter ride, the engine compartment and interior floor insulation has been improved. Tuning improvements to the engine exhaust also have been made. Suspension tuning has been revised, giving the Jeep Patriot a more comfortable, smoother ride.
“This is the complete package and a world class product, exactly what the Aussie punter is asking for from a compact SUV,” said Gerry Jenkins, Managing Director, Chrysler Australia.
Innovative technology affords Jeep Patriot more capability than any other vehicle in its class. The Jeep Patriot is offered with Freedom Drive, a full-time, active four-wheel-drive system with lock mode.
Uconnect Navigation has now been stepped up to a 30GB hard disk drive (up from 20GB) and continues with a 16.5cm touch-screen display, CD/DVD/MP3/WMA/JPEG DVD, USB and audio jack, voice command and an available iPod control lead.
Safety features, such as standard side-curtain air bags and standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), add to Jeep Patriot’s tremendous value.
Two Jeep Patriot models, Patriot Sport and Patriot Limited, are available for the Australia and New Zealand markets during October 2009. Pricing starts from $29,990*
*Pricing is a guide as recommended to us by the manufacturer.