New Jeep Patriot Altitude Announced

The Jeep Patriot seems to be mad that so many other vehicles such as the Dodge Dart and the Grand Cherokee are stealing its thunder. A new announcement is bound to bring the spotlight back on it, though.

This stems from the winning name of the Jeep “Name My Ride” contest. The name Altitude was officially awarded for the new fully decked out vehicle. The Wrangler, Compass, and Grand Cherokee have already gotten their similar Altitude editions, but the Patriot makes sure to bring a unique flair to the design.

The Jeep Patriot Altitude has the driver speeding down the street and over any off-road obstacles on 17-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels. The Patriot Altitude has a subtle shine thanks to the chrome and polished steel on the lower fascia, the rear step pad appliques, and a bright polished steel roof rails.

This novel design work isn’t just on the outside, but also extends into the interior. Features that the Altitude puts into the interior design includes features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and audio controls, premium Cubic/Duet cloth bucket seats. Buyers have the choice of a standard four-speaker system or, if they want more bang for their buck, there’s the Boston Acoustics Premium Sound System with a 368-watt amplifier.

The Jeep Patriot Altitude is available for a limited time only, so make sure to get into Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge for a test drive. You can view the entire line-up of Jeep products on the online showroom as well. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for up to date news on Jeep.

New Jeep Prototype Spotted?

Allpar seems to be busy of late with their numerous spies that scour the roads of America looking for anything secret. They had already showed off what might be the first prototype for a new Ram Heavy-Duty Truck and that really wasn’t enough for them. They have put out details and pictures of what just may be the new Jeep vehicle.

Their reasoning behind claiming this could be the new Jeep model is that the Compass is due for a replacement. Both it and the Jeep Patriot are going to have a shortened 2013 and 2014 year. That could mean this is a whole new Jeep Compass but also could just be a whole new model meant to replace the Compass for 2014 or 2015.

According to the article, Allpar says that Chrysler is reportedly still wanting to have the Compass name. They reference insider comments that the interior would be similar to the current Patriot in shape and size, but mixed in with the soft lines of the old Jeep Renegade and Willys2 concepts. Whatever it is really, there’s not a lot of doubt that it will follow the Dodge Dart in borrowing many ideas from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

Is this a sneak peek behind the curtain to what Jeep has plans for the future? Nothing is known for certain at the moment but as soon as it does, we’ll make sure to let you know.

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Custom Jeep Cherokee Ready for Anything

Jeeps have a history of being popular for drivers looking to escape the confines of the roads and seek adventure off the beaten path. It just so happens that a company decided to trick out a Jeep for the purpose of making it unstoppable on any terrain.

The Examiner has an article detailing what Chris Faustmann, the manager of the research and development of Performance Automotive Group, did to 1996 Jeep Cherokee. The intents of his upgrades and tweaks are to be a test bed for the company’s new product development. It does have a more selfish purpose, however, in that Faustmann has a love for rock crawling and is definitely using this new Jeep to fulfill that desire.

Just what has he done to give this Jeep the edge, well first off it’s equipped with the company’s own OR-Fab line of products. There’s the rear “comp cut” bumper which is designed to easily slip rocks and still protect the rear hatch and quarters. The rear quarter panels the company put on protect the Jeep’s side rockers. The engine is a ATK Performance 4.0 liter with an S&S Custom exhaust system. The front suspension is a prototype that was designed for the company’s other brand, the Trailer Master Suspension.

These Jeep enthusiast have sure taken their love for the vehicle to a new level. It’s insane to think about someone being able to take a car and give it such a facelift that makes it into an all-terrain and unstoppable tank of a vehicle.

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