Compass Raylle and Patriot to Debut in Frankfurt

Date 2005/8/8 10:38:10 | Topic: Concept/Demonstration is reporting that two new pre-production Jeeps will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany next month. The Compass Raylle and Patriot will both be pre-production models expected to arrive in dealer showrooms in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

Update: 8/8/05 4:17 PM - DaimlerChrsyler has announced that the vehicles will debut at the Frankfurt International Auto Show on September 12.
Here's a snippet:
Jeep is set to unveil two new pre-production concepts at the Frankfurt auto show this September. Called Compass Rallye and Patriot, the vehicles will be based on the platform that underpins the Dodge Caliber and are slated for production in 2006 as 2007 models.

The Compass Rallye, below, is being billed as a soft-roader, new territory for Jeep. It was designed to appeal to buyers of vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Subaru Outback who would not normally consider the Jeep brand.

Jeep claims Compass will be a versatile vehicle with higher fuel economy than past Jeeps. Production of the Compass is scheduled to begin next summer.
Here's the entire article, including some artist renderings.

Update: 8/8/05 4:17 PM - several other news organizations have picked up the story including The Detroit News and The Chicago Tribune.

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