A replacement for the existing 2016 Jeep Compass and Patriot is nearing its release in Brazil later this year, with editions of the vehicle produced and going to North American showrooms early next year as a 2018. This new model will be offered as an individual product with a fresh name. As such, it’ll supplant both the more traditional SUV-inspired Patriot crossover as well as a lot more car-like hatchback Compass.
Now that merger talks between FCA and GM are forget about in the headlines, there are rumors of a straight bigger merger. One having to do with the 2018 Jeep Compass and a possible Patriot Replacement. Spy photos and industry chatter appears to be bearing this out.
Auto industry analysts assume that such a move looks even more plausible now, especially considering that merging the two types of the Jeep brand could save FCA millions of dollars in R&D and product processing costs. At the same time, a merger move would assist in streamlining FCA’s Jeep offering to its customers.
2018 Jeep Patriot Redesign
Heavily camouflaged versions, of what appear to be a possible 2018 Jeep Patriot Replacing, seem to point that the as-yet not known as cross-over utility vehicle (CUV). It facilitates a rounded-nosed look of a Land Rover LR2, with Jeep Cherokee looks designed for the front lower fascia. Some experts have even compared the spied version of the new model to be similar to a Renegade – albeit a version that’s several inches taller.
With camouflage performing a great job of avoiding a peek in to the interior of the 2018 Jeep Patriot Replacement, you can only speculate what might lie within. A very important factor is certain: Considering that FCA is focusing on a more fresh consumer basic for the new Jeep CUV, it is placing the vehicle between its Grand and Renegade Cherokee offerings. As such, expect higher-end interior finishing’s, with reduced cabin design.
2018 Jeep Patriot Engine
As is the full circumstance with this new generation of crossover SUVs, the 2018 Jeep Patriot replacement shall give you a transversely mounted 4-cylinder engine, most likely FCA’s 2.0-liter Tigershark powerplant, driving a car the front-wheels in foundation function and offer all-wheel drive as a choice also. That AWD model will also likely be available in trail-rated Trailhawk variant. Without much has been said about engine result, expect it to deliver ranging from 148 and 171 pounds/ft of torque, providing ability in the range of 160 to 184 HP.
2018 Jeep Patriot Price
Considering that product placement for the 2018 Jeep Compass/Patriot is between the Renegade (with a price tag of $17,900) and Cherokee (tagged at $23,395), expect the new Jeep CUV to be range bound between $18K and $22K.
Based on an extended version of the 2016 Jeep Renegade subcompact crossover SUV system, this longer and larger entry is likely to slot between the Renegade and Jeep Cherokee to be competitive more immediately with the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson.