Chrysler’s Jeep brand has announced the launching of the Patriot model in China.
With goals to take on the Chinese auto market, Chrysler has introduced a series of new Jeep vehicles in the Asian country and, after the Wrangler’s success, time has come for the Compass facelift and newer Patriot model to hit dealerships, which should probably make the company’s sales fly in 2011.
In a market dominated by German and Japanese SUVs, Chrysler is offering the Journey, Caliber, Dodge Navigator, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Compass and now the Patriot.
Even though the newest Jeep model for the Chinese auto market is more expensive than its competitors, it is expected to be the first choice in its segment, considering the brand’s popularity.
The basic 2.4 liter Classic version of the Jeep Patriot is priced at 238.000 rmb and it is rising to 278.900 rmb for the 70th Anniversary model. The Chinese Patriot will only be available with the 2.4 liter engine and all models will be AWD as standard.
Another Chrysler model is expected to hit the Chinese auto market later this year, the 300C, which will probably make a splash.