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					The Jeep brand is continuously expanding and conquering new territories with the
premiere of its new Jeep Patriot at the Geneva Motor Show for this week.

The Patriot is Jeep's new entry-level price point in the UK once it finally launches this
summer. The Patriot combines interior flexibility and packaging of an SUV but with
the performance, fuel economy, handling, and price of a family hatchback.

According to Peter Lambert, managing Director of Chrysler Group UK, "You can't
escape the fact that the new Jeep Patriot looks like a classic Jeep- but there is nothing
old-fashioned about the performance and fuel economy of this compact SUV or its
state-of-the-art four wheel drive system." He also added, "The market place is
changing and the Jeep brand is leading that change as the Compact SUV market
grows. Our research shows that the Jeep Patriot appeals to younger customers that
want more from their traditional family car - young families want a vehicle that looks
different but still offers plenty of room and practicality, together with great
performance and fuel economy."

And since safety is becoming the primary priority for customers, Jeep has made sure
that the Patriot is loaded with many standard features including side-curtain airbags,
anti-lock brakes (ABS), ESP or Electronic Stability Programme with Electronic Roll
Mitigation and the Freedom Drive I full-time and active four-wheel drive system. Add
to that the top-of-the-line auto parts and accessories like Jeep car cover which boosts
Patriot's tremendous value.

Lambert further stated, "Small family cars with four-wheel drive systems are
becoming more sought after as they offer better handling and enhanced safety on the
road. The higher seating position of the Patriot, together with the new four-wheel
drive system that automatically switches from front to four-wheel drive if you lose
traction, offers drivers a real advantage in everyday driving conditions. The Patriot is
as much at home on wet and icy tarmac as on mud, sand, or snow and still manages to
achieve a class-leading 43.5 mpg."

The Jeep Patriot is available in two variants: the Patriot Limited and Patriot Sport both
are to be offered in the UK and will have a price below the Jeep Compass Limited
model. The official launching of the Patriot's range in the UK is scheduled in July
2007 and will also include the introduction of a VW-sourced 138bhp 2.0 liter
six-speed manual diesel engine and a 168 bhp 2.4 liter petrol engine with a five-speed
manual or a CVT automatic gearbox.

				
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