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Jeep Compass and Patriot concept sketches

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Northstar    11
These were shown while the site was down, and no one ever posted them, so here they are:

Compass:

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Patriot:

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The legendary Jeep® brand hints at global portfolio expansion and explores all-new territory with the world premiere of two compact SUV concepts - the Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass Rallye. The Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass Rallye concepts are compact Jeep 4x4s that would deliver fun, freedom, utility, capability, as well as the potential for exceptional fuel economy and interior flexibility - all at a great value. The two concepts make their world premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) on September 12. The Jeep® Patriot concept offers a modern interpretation of classic Jeep styling: rugged, strong and capable. It would appeal to young buyers looking to join the brand in a genuine Jeep vehicle that would deliver fun and freedom at a great value. Jeep Patriot not only looks like a Jeep, but all-new Jeep off-road technology would ensure Patriot could be a Jeep Trail Rated 4x4, making it the most capable vehicle in its class.

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Thanks for posting! Yeah it sucks they're adding these cars to the lineup. I'm all for Jeep expanding, but only if they're Rubicon ready-and I'm not talking overboxed junk like Commander either.

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mjdecker    0
The Patriot looks pretty good for jeep IMO
The Compass looks like a crossover that's on that mitsubishi platform that the Dodge Caliber is on (am I right?) to compete against the Vibe something simular.. I don't know how that would affect Jeep's image..
What happened with this Compass?
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Flybrian    0

The Compass in that photo looks like rice.

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Especially with those inappropriate rims and Pathfinder rear door handle. More like a Murano with a Liberty front clip.

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NOS2006    11
The Compass is NOTHING compared to its concept, but both are great looking vehicles! Very good to see!

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MGZ06    0
Im surprized with the patriot. . . it looks like a Liberty, could it replace it? . . . im not even going to coment on the Compass. . . it's not a Jeep!

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Oh no, the Patriot and Compass would never replace the Liberty-its too strong of a seller (best seller of the Jeep line I think) and too much of a following. They both look great, but they're still car-based Jeeps, and that's a move I question. Why not unsquare one of them a little bit and send them over to Chrysler to compete with Acura RDX and BMW X3?

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Is the Patriot a front-drive SUV? Because, if it is, this will be the only crossover I would ever condsider buying. I really like it. I hope the Patriot is a 100% bonafide production reality hiding under some concept camo. The Compass. Uh, yeah. We really didn't need that one. Looks like a whore Liberty had it's way with a Pathfinder and the Vibe GT-R concept and conceived a child.

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Northstar    11
I'm not liking the Compass too much, but the Patriot looks ok. The Patriot actually looks like a mini Commander but with a better front end.

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red    0
The Patriot - in concept form - is executed very well. It looks like a Jeep, but thankfully does without the gaudiness of the Commander. If DCX has got a great design - especially if it can transfer this level of execution to the production line (that means no super-extended bumpers, cheap lights, panel inconsistencies). One thing I would change is a little less windshield...a Jeep trademark is having a lower windshield (conveys "toughness"). I'm going to withhold judgement on the Compass until I see some additional views...right now it looks like a candidate for Ugliest Car of the Year! Edited by red

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Bimmer325    18
Jeep's designs just keep getting worse and worse. The Compass is Aztek-ugly IMO.

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BrewSwillis    0
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I think the Compass Rallye looks sweet. It looks like a mean little AWD Rally car. I think this will be Jeep's entry in WRC. With the SRT-4 powertrain, this thing should easily compete against the EVO and STi.

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ocnblu    779
Both concepts are very nice, and I hope to see them... 100% untouched, on the dealer lots. The Patriot is a mini Commander, less cartoonish than the base Liberty. Very nice... and the Compass is a Jeepster reincarnated. Both are real Jeeps, imo.

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