With the intro of the all-new Compass, Jeep eliminated the Patriot nameplate, however not for long. Judging by the latest reports, the car producer will restore the vehicle quite soon, most likely before the end of the next year. How come? Well, the 2019 Jeep Patriot will supposedly introduce a completely new course for the maker. Believe it or not, the crossover will host a hybrid, or even a plug-in hybrid powertrain, while approximately 2020 Jeep might bring its very first electrical Patriot.
Why Patriot? Why not? The name is familiar and was popular, and as such will leave a stronger impression of something entirely new. The carmaker will keep the SUV in the exact same compact class. Nevertheless, we are not so sure will the 2019 Jeep Patriot use the same architecture as the existing Compass. As far as we know, the stretched variation of Renegade’s underpinnings can’t accommodate a plug-in hybrid at the minute, so there may be particular updates.
Styling-wise, the 2019 Patriot will not look like the predecessor at all. Moreover, it’s should not have anything in common with the new Compass neither. No, the brand new hybrid high-riding vehicle will get a completely new design, which need to feature dynamic and aggressive lines in order to in addition boost the effectiveness. Naturally, the front end will most likely host a seven-slot grille, which is a trademark of every Jeep vehicle. Plus, the possible buyers can anticipate the current variation of Uconnect infotainment system.
The biggest mystery of the new Patriot is exactly what’s going to power the SUV. Jeep might borrow the powertrain from Chrysler’s Pacifica minivan, but that looks like too much of everything for the compact bodywork of the future Patriot hybrid. Plus, the manufacturer plans to add the system to the brand new Yuntu SUV. Still, they might attempt to match a smaller sized engine with Pacifica’s two-motor system. The motors are getting power from 16.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which will reportedly enable a minimum of 35 miles of all-electric driving range.
The car producer has actually not launched any information relating to the reported SUV, so we can rely on the aforementioned speculations at the moment. Mentioning which, the most recent report mill recommends that the 2019 Jeep Patriot plug-in hybrid must cost around $30,000, or even less. Still, we will see whether any of this is real.