Jeep is pleased to announce a new range for the 2010 Jeep Patriot, offering customers an even greater value for money proposition.
With prices starting from £13,995, the Jeep Patriot appeals to customers that want a stand-out vehicle that is highly capable on- and off-road but who also want the performance, handling, fuel economy and price of a family hatchback.
Jeep Patriot is designed for customers who want four-wheel-drive capability and year-round versatility combined with excellent fuel economy and an attractive price point. With a modern interior and classic Jeep styling, including traditional round Jeep headlamps, seven-slot grille, muscular wheel arches, and strong stance - the 2010 Jeep Patriot broadens the Jeep design appeal to new customers to the brand.
The new Jeep Patriot range will include five models, and comes with a 138 bhp 2.0-litre diesel with a six-speed manual gearbox and a 168 bhp 2.4-litre petrol engine with a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox.
Jeep Patriot UK pricing (OTR):
|2.4 Sport (manual)||£13,995|
|2.4 Sport + (manual)||£14,995|
|2.0 CRD Sport (manual)||£16,495|
|2.4 Limited (CVT)||£18,495|
|2.0 CRD Limited (manual)||£18,995|
What's more, customers can also get the Jeep Patriot for even less money if they purchase a vehicle under the Government's scrappage scheme. With £2,000 off the purchase price, new buyers can get a Jeep Patriot from £11,995.
Even at this exceptional entry-price, Jeep Patriot comes remarkably well-equipped. Standard features on the Jeep Patriot include electric windows, air conditioning and 17" aluminium wheels. Along with a highly competitive price and Jeep's legendary off-road ability, excellent fuel economy also comes as standard. The 2.0 CRD returns a wallet-welcoming 42.2mpg combined.
Jeep Patriot Sport + offers even more additional features as standard; front fog lamps, cruise control, deep-tint sunscreen glass, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and uconnect phone with Bluetooth connectivity and voice command.
Safety is also increasingly important for customers and the Jeep Patriot is loaded with many standard safety features, including front and side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Electronic Roll Mitigation, Brake Assist and the 'Freedom Drive I' active full-time, active four-wheel drive system, all of which add to Patriot's tremendous value.
Federico Goretti, Managing Director of Chrysler UK Ltd, said: "The fuel-efficient Patriot has always appealed to customers that want a vehicle with Jeep's legendary brand cachet and desirability, but who also demand comfort, practicality, value for money and high levels of safety equipment.
"Compact family SUVs with four-wheel drive systems are becoming more sought after as they offer better handling and enhanced safety on the road. The Jeep Patriot ticks all the boxes offering all-round driver appeal."
With an entry-level price of under £14,000, the Jeep Patriot is one of the most attractive alternatives for buyers looking for their next family car - young families want a vehicle that looks different but still offers plenty of room, safety, security and practicality, together with great performance and fuel economy. Vauxhall Astra or Volkswagen Golf customers will see the Jeep Patriot as a strong contender and credible alternative. The Patriot is the best value 4x4 in its segment and the only SUV of its size to offer 4WD capability under £14,000.
The Jeep Patriot is spacious, highly equipped and offers great value for money. Its active full time four wheel drive system - Freedom Drive I - provides real world capability and confidence in all-weather conditions and only engages four-wheel drive when it's needed - the Jeep Patriot is a car that gives its owners the very best of both worlds: the fuel-efficiency of a conventional hatchback and the go-anywhere ability and all-year round confidence customers expect of a Jeep.
4x4 Magazine recently awarded the Jeep Patriot 'Budget 4x4 of the Year 2010' at its annual awards ceremony. The judges praised the Jeep Patriot for its economical diesel engine, Freedom Drive I four wheel drive system and its long list of standard specification.
With its combination of fun, freedom, utility and acclaimed Jeep 4x4 capability, the 2010 Jeep Patriot stands out from the competition.Published 23 February 2010