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Jeep Patriot Brings Military to Mind

Nov. 12, 2012

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2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition. PRNewsFoto/Chrysler Group LLC.
2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition. PRNewsFoto/Chrysler Group LLC.

The new 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition joins the Wrangler Freedom Edition as a tribute to U.S. military members past and present, the automaker announced. Jeep will donate $250 from each 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition it sells to charities that benefit U.S. military members.

"We have created the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition as a tribute to the brave men and women that have served, while acknowledging the Jeep brand's renowned military history," said Mike Manley, president and CEO Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "With segment-leading 4x4 capability, fuel economy up to 30 miles per gallon and a unique inspiring appearance, the Jeep Patriot Freedom edition is certain to appeal to consumers."

The limited-edition Patriot model is available in red, white or blue and carries exclusive military-inspired features. With a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $21,445, the Patriot is on sale now at Jeep dealership in the U.S.

Based on the 2013 Patriot Latitude, the limited-edition Patriot Freedom model is is available in two- or four-wheel drive configurations. It also features a military-inspired star on the hood and the rear quarter panel. Other military-inspired highlights include 17-inch, high-gloss Mineral Gray painted aluminum wheels and a lower front fascia and an "Oscar Mike" (military code for "on the move") badge on the lower front door.

The vehicle comes in Deep Cherry Red crystal pearl coat, Bright White clear coat or True Blue pearl coat.

Standard features on the Patriot Freedom include the standard features of the 2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude model, along with a sunroof, all-season floor mats and a cloth interior with vinyl bolsters, silver accent stitching and a black fabric "star" logo patch on the front seats.

The Patriot Freedom is built at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill., and is available in dealer showrooms now.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.

Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

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