Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 25,
2008 - Making its debut at the 2008 Mondial de l'Automobile
in Paris, the Jeep® Patriot Back Country concept vehicle combines
the fun, freedom and fuel efficiency of the Jeep Patriot with the
active lifestyle of the Jeep customer to create a vehicle that exudes a
fresh, youthful appeal.
Created from the newest Jeep Patriot Limited model, the Jeep Patriot
Back Country concept features a redesigned interior, authentic Jeep
accessories by Mopar® and a blend of unique materials.
"The Jeep Patriot Back Country
concept was inspired by the outdoor enthusiast seeking adventure, fun
and freedom," said Ralph Gilles, Vice President - Design, Chrysler LLC.
"Using a variety of materials typically associated with active
lifestyles and a distinct color combination, the ultimate Jeep Patriot
stands out in the great outdoors."
Exterior Design - Ready for a Road Trip with Mopar Accessories
The compact SUV is outfitted with
a variety of Mopar accessories,
including a Roof Top Cargo Basket ideal for hauling camping equipment
or outdoor gear. Off-road Lights accent the front of the cargo basket
and are perfect for nighttime excursions or setting up camp. Mopar
Deluxe Splash Guards complement the vehicle's off-road capability.
At the side, the blackened B-pillar creates the look of a lengthened
profile. The driver and front passenger doors feature a "BACK COUNTRY
EDITION" badge affixed at the front quarter panel. Body-color door
handles complete the look. At the rear, a platinum chrome light bar
illuminates the license plate.
Equipped with 18-inch wheels and tires, the concept's two-box design is
built for maximum cargo volume, rugged driving conditions and excellent
The Jeep Patriot Back Country concept vehicle boasts a unique Optic
Green exterior color, which is carried throughout the interior of the
Interior Design - Incorporates the Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle
Influenced by the active
lifestyle of the outdoor enthusiast, the
interior of the Jeep Patriot Back Country concept features a variety of
textures and materials not typically found in production vehicles.
Upon entry, sleek colors of Dark Slate Gray, Optic Green and satin
chrome accent the vehicle. Mopar bright Door Sill Guards are embossed
with the "PATRIOT" vehicle name and exemplify the attention given to
the interior details. Satin chrome can be found on door locks, door
handles, shifter knob, console and air vents. Bright Mopar Accelerator
and Brake Pedal Covers add to the Jeep Patriot Back Country concept's
The material used on the seat bolsters and head restraints, which is
inspired by wet suits and scuba equipment, is made from a smooth
urethane that can hold up either wet or dry. The seat inserts, a Dark
Slate Gray, include a tire tread pattern with Optic Green urethane
trim. The "BACK COUNTRY EDITION" logo can be found on both the driver
and first-row passenger seats.
Optic Green stitching tactfully accents the vehicle's floor mats and
steering wheel. Made from two separate materials, the steering wheel
features a textured diamond-patterned fabric at the top and, at the
bottom, the same urethane material used for the seats.
The rear cargo floor is made of rubber and is perfect for carrying
muddy shoes or dirty, dusty gear.
The Jeep Patriot Back Country concept is built around the redesigned
interior and refined ride quality featured in the newest Jeep Patriot
and Compass production models. The fresh interior includes all-new
redesigned instrument panels, center consoles and door trim panels,
while added insulation and tuning improvements further reduce noise in
the interior. With their already high levels of safety, utility and 4x4
capability, the Patriot and Compass continue to advance the Jeep brand
by providing customers with outstanding value.