Jeep has announced an improved interior for its Patriot compact 4×4.
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The changes are intended to give the Patriot a more premium feel, and include an all-new instrument panel, new door trim and a re-designed centre console.
There are new chrome surrounds for the air-conditioning vents, extra padding in the centre console and armrests for greater comfort, and increased storage space. All models will also get an upgraded stereo system.
This means you get an ‘aux-in’ socket for MP3 players and a CD player in lower-spec Sport models, and a six-disc CD changer in the ‘Limited’ version.
The Patriot Limited also gets the options of a new sat nav infotainment system, catchily entitled ‘Sound and Navigation Group’. This features full iPod integration.
Feedback from customers
Engines and exterior remain as before – which means you still want to spend the extra on the 2.0-litre turbodiesel version that is officially capable of 42.2mpg. All Patriots include four-wheel drive as standard.
According to Federico Goretti, managing director of Chrysler UK Ltd, Jeep’s parent company, ‘The Jeep Patriot’s upgraded interior proves how seriously we take the feedback from our customers. These enhancements show how committed Chrysler is to building high quality vehicles that have all-round appeal.’
What’s more, a ‘limited time’ discount of £1,200 means the revised Jeep Patriot is currently priced from just £14,999 – the first time any Jeep has ever cost less than £15,000.
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