The North American based Jeep carmaker is reportedly working on a new SUV prototype that would replace the present Compass/Patriot model, starting next year. The new SUV could be named the Patriot.
Once they will emerge on the market, the replacement will stand on the same Chrysler PM/MK platform, the same one used on the current mid-size SUV. The idea is to use the same parts and save manufacturing and supply costs.
More than that, the rumor mill also states that the Compass and Patriot`s replacement will be manufactured at the carmaker`s Mexico plant, stationed in Toluca, the same one used for the production of the new Cherokee and next-gen Wrangler.
In terms of visuals, the Jeep Patriot would borrow some styling and interior cues from the new Renegade and Cherokee. The cabin for instance, might receive rounded dials, a lot of chrome detailing, as well as a wide touchscreen in the center.
Under the hood, the all-new Patriot is expected to come with mechanical bits and engine configurations from the same Cherokee and Renegade. We should thus find an entry-level 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, or an upgraded 2.4-liter mill, taken from the current Compass.
We should be able to find the full details and powertrain configurations at the end of the year, before an official release on the market, next year.