Jeep Patriot Gets Enhanced for 2011

The new 2011 Jeep Patriot has been previewed today by the American brand, who says the SUV comes with enhanced styling, capability and fuel economy. Offered with front-wheel- or four-wheel-drive, Jeep Patriot is available in three configurations – Sport, Latitude and Latitude X.

In terms of styling, the 2011 Patriot comes with new front and rear fascias, a body-color grille, new available 17-inch wheels four new colors, and an increased 4x4 ride height. Jeep has also retuned steering and suspension systems.

Inside, the SUV includes new soft touch front-door trim panels with a padded upper surface, new center armrest, a new Jeep steering wheel with integrated controls, new cloth interior, with premium cloth bucket seats in the front, standard speed control on all models, new backlighting of door switches, door locks, windows and power mirror controls and standard automatic temperature control on the Latitude X model.

Safety wise, the 2011 Jeep Patriot is equipped with more than 30 standard safety and security features, which made the SUV a 2010 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.

"Patriot boasts class-leading 4x4 capability and unsurpassed fuel economy, and a host of safety features in a fun and affordable package – a combination that only Jeep can offer," said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "For 2011, Jeep Patriot is even more appealing to consumers, thanks to rugged new exterior styling, interior enhancements and refinements to the suspension and steering systems."

The new models will arrive at nationwide Jeep dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2010, with production already in progress at the Belvidere Assembly Plant.
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