Breakthrough 2007 Jeep(R) Patriot Delivers Classic Jeep Styling, Best-in-class Capability All at an Entry-Level Price Point of $14,985

-- Jeep(R) Patriot combines packaging and functionality of a sport- utility

vehicle (SUV) with the performance, handling, fuel economy (30 mpg) and

price of a compact car or small pickup -- Classic Jeep styling and

affordable price appeals to enthusiasts who have always wanted a Jeep --

Standard equipment includes Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Anti- lock

Brakes (ABS) with rough-road detection, Brake Traction Control and

Electronic Roll Mitigation -- Patriot completes Jeep brand's expansion from

three to seven sport- utility vehicles in just two years



13 Dec, 2006, 00:00 ET from Chrysler Group

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chrysler Group
 today announced that the U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
 for its all-new 2007 Jeep(R) Patriot is $14,985 (including $560
 destination). The Jeep Patriot is a classic-styled Jeep that delivers
 best-in-class capability, 30 miles per gallon (mpg) fuel economy, safety
 and interior flexibility.
     "With Patriot, Jeep continues to expand globally by offering a fun-to-
 drive, fuel-efficient and affordably priced Jeep vehicle designed to appeal
 to youthful customers and people with active lifestyles who may have always
 wanted a Jeep vehicle but, until now, may not have been able to afford
 one," said George Murphy, Senior Vice President-Global Marketing, Chrysler
 Group. "Patriot has all the credibility and cachet of the Jeep brand at a
 very affordable price."
     Jeep Patriot will compete in the compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV)
 segment, which is expected to grow considerably in the next decade, giving
 the Jeep brand the opportunity to grow with it. Annual compact SUV volume
 in the United States for the 2005 calendar year was 368,000 units, up from
 297,000 units in 2004. The compact SUV segment is expected to almost double
 to approximately 600,000 units by 2010 and almost triple to more than
 814,000 units by 2016.
     The 2007 Jeep Patriot Sport and Jeep Patriot Limited models became
 available in U.S. dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2006 and will be
 available in global volume markets in both left- and right-hand drive
 starting in the first half of 2007.
     Most Capable Vehicle in its Class
     Jeep Patriot is available in three drive-train configurations. In
 addition to the standard front-wheel-drive system, Jeep Patriot also is
 available with Freedom Drive I and the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package.
     Freedom Drive I is an available full-time, active four-wheel-drive
 system with Lock mode designed to give drivers year-round assurance with
 the ability to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions. This
 active four-wheel- drive system is recommended for daily use, including
 slick conditions that come with rain and light snow. Freedom Drive I also
 features a lockable center coupling, giving drivers the ability to put the
 Jeep Patriot in four-wheel- drive Lock mode when navigating deep snow, sand
 and other low-traction surfaces.
     The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is an available four-wheel-drive
 system that makes the 2007 Jeep Patriot a Trail Rated 4x4, creating the
 most capable vehicle in the crowded compact SUV class. The Freedom Drive II
 Off- Road Package includes a second-generation continuously variable
 transaxle with low range (CVT2L) that engages when the off-road mode is
 activated, 17-inch all-terrain tires and aluminum wheels, a full-size spare
 tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps and manual seat height adjuster.
 The available Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is recommended for moderate
 off-road situations that include steep grades, occasional wheel lift and
 moderate rock or log climbing.
     All-new Jeep technology includes the CVT2L's best-in-class 19.1:1 low
 ratio, which is ideal for crawling over obstacles. Off-road Brake Traction
 Control maintains forward mobility during heavy articulation or on split-
 friction surfaces where one wheel loses traction. Hill-descent Control
 modulates brake hydraulic pressure without driver intervention, providing
 downhill assistance at a safe and controlled rate of speed. Three-mode ESP
 and off-road anti-lock brakes (ABS) also add to the Patriot's inherent
 off-road capability.
     The Trail Rated Jeep Patriot sits 1 inch higher than non-Trail Rated
 versions and meets Jeep off-road capability requirements for traction,
 water fording, articulation, maneuverability and ground clearance,
 including 9 inches of ground clearance, a 29.6-degree approach angle, a
 34.2-degree departure angle and a 23.3-degree breakover angle. This version
 of the Patriot also has additional body sealing and high-mounted drivetrain
 vents to support 19-inch water fording capability. In fact, the body and
 chassis of the Jeep Patriot with the Freedom Drive II Off-road Group were
 developed and tested over numerous rugged off-road terrains to meet the
 requirements of the enthusiast Jeep customer.
     All Jeep Patriot models available in the United States include standard
 Brake Traction Control, driver-controlled three-mode ESP, Brake Assist,
 Electronic Roll Mitigation and anti-lock brakes with rough-road detection.
     Expanding the Lineup
     Jeep Patriot is the gateway to the Jeep brand globally, priced less
 than Jeep Compass, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Liberty. The newest Jeep vehicle
 on the market is available in Jeep Patriot Sport and Jeep Patriot Limited
 models. Both are available in the United States with a 4x2 front-wheel
 drive system, a Freedom Drive I 4x4 system and a Freedom Drive II Off-road
 Package.
     The Jeep Patriot Sport has a starting U.S. MSRP of $14,985. The U.S.
 MSRP for the Jeep Patriot Sport with the available Freedom Drive I 4x4
 system is $16,735. The U.S. MSRP for the Jeep Patriot Sport equipped with
 the available Freedom Drive II Off-road Package is $19,175. All prices
 include $560 destination.
     The Jeep Patriot Limited 4x2 model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $19,985.
 A Jeep Patriot Limited with the Freedom Drive I 4x4 system has a starting
 U.S. MSRP of $21,735. The Jeep Patriot Limited equipped with the Freedom
 Drive II Off-road Package has a starting U.S. MSRP of $23,530. All prices
 include $560 destination.
     Jeep Patriot Sport
     With a starting U.S. MSRP of $14,985, the Jeep Patriot Sport is a 4x2
 model that includes a standard 172-horsepower 2.4-liter World Engine
 coupled with a five-speed manual transaxle. Other standard equipment
 includes side- curtain air bags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake
 Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, anti-lock four-wheel disc
 brakes, Sentry Key theft-deterrent system, Vinyl Tech seats, rear 60/40
 fold-flat seat, Ultra Floor vinyl load floor, fold-flat load floor storage,
 AM/FM single-disc CD radio with an auxiliary audio input jack, outdoor
 temperature display, rear defroster, variable intermittent windshield
 wipers, 12-volt power outlet, manual windows, locks and foldaway mirrors,
 tilt steering wheel, dome and cargo lights, rear window defroster and a
 center console sliding armrest that moves forward 3 inches to accommodate
 shorter drivers. The armrest lid features a unique flip pocket for storing
 a cell phone or an MP3 player.
     On the exterior, the Jeep Patriot Sport features a standard body-color
 grille and fascias, accent-color bodyside molding, black door handles,
 accent- color liftgate applique, black side roof rails, 16-inch styled
 steel wheels and all-season tires.
     Optional features on Jeep Patriot Sport include a second-generation
 continuously variable transmission (CVT2), four-wheel-drive capability,
 through either Freedom Drive I or the Freedom Drive II Off-road Package
 (which includes CVT2L with low range, a full-size spare tire, skid plates,
 tow hooks, fog lamps, cabin air filtration system and manual seat height
 adjuster), front-seat-mounted side air bags to supplement standard
 side-curtain air bags, premium cloth low-back bucket seats with YES
 Essentials(R) premium seat fabric, air conditioning, engine block heater,
 AM/FM radio with six-disc CD player and MP3 CD play capability, deep-tinted
 sunscreen glass, Tire and Wheel Group (which is required with Freedom Drive
 II and includes 17-inch all- terrain OWL tires and aluminum wheels), Power
 Equipment Group, (which includes power windows with driver one-touch down
 feature, power fold-away mirrors, remote keyless entry and speed-sensitive
 power locks) and a 458-watt nine- speaker Premium Sound Group (which
 includes six Boston Acoustics speakers with subwoofer and amplifier and two
 articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate.) When the liftgate is open,
 the speakers can swing down from the trim panel to face rearward for
 tailgating and other activities. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder World Engine
 coupled with CVT2 also is available on front-wheel- drive Jeep Patriot
 Sport models.
     An available Special Equipment Group on the Jeep Patriot Sport model
 includes air conditioning, deep-tinted sunscreen glass, map and dome
 reading lamps, removable/rechargeable interior cargo lamp, 115-volt
 auxiliary power outlet and passenger assist handles, a recline features for
 standard 60/40 rear seats and a Power Equipment Group (which includes power
 windows with a driver's one-touch down feature, speed-sensitive power
 locks, power fold-away exterior mirrors and remote keyless entry). The U.S.
 MSRP for the Jeep Compass Sport 4x2 with this Special Equipment Group is
 $17,335. The Jeep Compass Sport 4x4 with this Special Equipment Group has a
 U.S. MSRP $19,085. Both prices include $560 destination.
     Available options with Jeep Patriot Sport models with this Special
 Equipment Group, beyond those available on the Jeep Patriot Sport model,
 include a Premium Steering Wheel Group (which includes a leather-wrapped
 steering wheel, steering-wheel audio controls and speed control), heated
 cloth seats, fog lamps, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a Popular Equipment Group
 (which includes a soft tonneau cover, cross bars, automatic-dimming
 rear-view mirror, Electronic Vehicle Information Center, Universal Garage
 Door Opener, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and security alarm) and a
 Trailer Tow Prep Group (which includes engine oil cooler and trailer tow
 wiring harness).
     Jeep Patriot Limited
     With a starting U.S. MSRP of $19,985, the standard Jeep Patriot Limited
 is a 4x2 model that features a 172-horsepower 2.4-liter World Engine
 coupled with a standard five-speed manual transaxle. An optional CVT2 or an
 optional CVT2L also are available on the Jeep Patriot Limited. The U.S.
 MSRP for the Jeep Patriot Limited with the Freedom Drive I is $21,735. The
 U.S. MSRP for the Jeep Patriot Limited with the Freedom Drive II Off-road
 Package is $23,530. Both prices include $560 destination.
     In addition to the standard equipment on the Jeep Patriot Sport model
 and the Jeep Sport model with the Special Equipment Group, the Jeep Patriot
 Limited model features premium leather-trimmed bucket seats, heated front
 seats, driver's seat manual lumbar adjuster, leather-wrapped steering wheel
 with audio controls, speed control, soft-tonneau cover, security alarm and
 roof rack with cross bars.
     On the exterior, the Jeep Patriot Limited model has body-color fascias
 with bright silver appliqu�s, body-color bodyside moldings, fog lamps,
 17-inch aluminum wheels and all-season touring tires.
     Beyond the options offered on the Jeep Patriot Sport, additional
 options on the Limited model include a power express open/close sunroof,
 UConnect Hands-free Communication System, navigation system, removable ash
 tray and cigar lighter and a Driver Convenience Group (which includes an
 automatic- dimming rearview mirror, Electronic Vehicle Information Center,
 Universal Garage Door Opener and Tire Pressure Monitoring System).
     Jeep Brand
     The Jeep brand's 65-year history of legendary capability has made it
 synonymous with freedom, adventure, mastery and authenticity. In 2006, the
 Jeep brand continues to deliver on its promise to provide versatile,
 innovative four-wheel-drive vehicles with the introduction of the all-new
 2007 Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Compass.
     "The Jeep brand is on a product offensive and will continue to grow
 with new offerings that leverage Jeep's legendary 4x4 leadership," said
 John Plecha, Director-Jeep Marketing and Global Communications. "We're
 solidifying the Jeep brand's foundation with the bigger, more powerful
 all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler - the most capable off-road vehicle in the world
 - while stretching the brand to reach new customers with the all-new Jeep
 Patriot."
     Sales of Jeep brand vehicles increased 12 percent in 2005 to their
 highest total since 2000 to 476,532 units compared with 2004 sales of
 427,329 units. The positive sales momentum for the brand has continued this
 year. Jeep brand sales in November of this year were up 20 percent from
 November of 2005.
     Belvidere (Ill.) Assembly Plant
     Production of the all-new 2007 Jeep Patriot will begin at the Belvidere
 (Ill.) Assembly Plant in the fourth quarter of 2006. Chrysler Group
 launched a second production shift at the Belvidere facility in March,
 which doubled the plant's production capacity, and began building all-new
 Jeep Compass models in May of this year. The addition of the second shift
 raised total employment at the facility from 1,650 to 2,650 employees.
     2007 Jeep Patriot Pricing
     (All prices include $560 destination.)
 
                           4x2       Freedom Drive I 4x4   Freedom Drive II 4x4
     Jeep Patriot Sport    $14,985   $16,735               $19,175
     Jeep Patriot Limited  $19,985   $21,735               $23,530
 
 

SOURCE Chrysler Group
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chrysler Group
 today announced that the U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
 for its all-new 2007 Jeep(R) Patriot is $14,985 (including $560
 destination). The Jeep Patriot is a classic-styled Jeep that delivers
 best-in-class capability, 30 miles per gallon (mpg) fuel economy, safety
 and interior flexibility.
     "With Patriot, Jeep continues to expand globally by offering a fun-to-
 drive, fuel-efficient and affordably priced Jeep vehicle designed to appeal
 to youthful customers and people with active lifestyles who may have always
 wanted a Jeep vehicle but, until now, may not have been able to afford
 one," said George Murphy, Senior Vice President-Global Marketing, Chrysler
 Group. "Patriot has all the credibility and cachet of the Jeep brand at a
 very affordable price."
     Jeep Patriot will compete in the compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV)
 segment, which is expected to grow considerably in the next decade, giving
 the Jeep brand the opportunity to grow with it. Annual compact SUV volume
 in the United States for the 2005 calendar year was 368,000 units, up from
 297,000 units in 2004. The compact SUV segment is expected to almost double
 to approximately 600,000 units by 2010 and almost triple to more than
 814,000 units by 2016.
     The 2007 Jeep Patriot Sport and Jeep Patriot Limited models became
 available in U.S. dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2006 and will be
 available in global volume markets in both left- and right-hand drive
 starting in the first half of 2007.
     Most Capable Vehicle in its Class
     Jeep Patriot is available in three drive-train configurations. In
 addition to the standard front-wheel-drive system, Jeep Patriot also is
 available with Freedom Drive I and the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package.
     Freedom Drive I is an available full-time, active four-wheel-drive
 system with Lock mode designed to give drivers year-round assurance with
 the ability to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions. This
 active four-wheel- drive system is recommended for daily use, including
 slick conditions that come with rain and light snow. Freedom Drive I also
 features a lockable center coupling, giving drivers the ability to put the
 Jeep Patriot in four-wheel- drive Lock mode when navigating deep snow, sand
 and other low-traction surfaces.
     The Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is an available four-wheel-drive
 system that makes the 2007 Jeep Patriot a Trail Rated 4x4, creating the
 most capable vehicle in the crowded compact SUV class. The Freedom Drive II
 Off- Road Package includes a second-generation continuously variable
 transaxle with low range (CVT2L) that engages when the off-road mode is
 activated, 17-inch all-terrain tires and aluminum wheels, a full-size spare
 tire, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps and manual seat height adjuster.
 The available Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package is recommended for moderate
 off-road situations that include steep grades, occasional wheel lift and
 moderate rock or log climbing.
     All-new Jeep technology includes the CVT2L's best-in-class 19.1:1 low
 ratio, which is ideal for crawling over obstacles. Off-road Brake Traction
 Control maintains forward mobility during heavy articulation or on split-
 friction surfaces where one wheel loses traction. Hill-descent Control
 modulates brake hydraulic pressure without driver intervention, providing
 downhill assistance at a safe and controlled rate of speed. Three-mode ESP
 and off-road anti-lock brakes (ABS) also add to the Patriot's inherent
 off-road capability.
     The Trail Rated Jeep Patriot sits 1 inch higher than non-Trail Rated
 versions and meets Jeep off-road capability requirements for traction,
 water fording, articulation, maneuverability and ground clearance,
 including 9 inches of ground clearance, a 29.6-degree approach angle, a
 34.2-degree departure angle and a 23.3-degree breakover angle. This version
 of the Patriot also has additional body sealing and high-mounted drivetrain
 vents to support 19-inch water fording capability. In fact, the body and
 chassis of the Jeep Patriot with the Freedom Drive II Off-road Group were
 developed and tested over numerous rugged off-road terrains to meet the
 requirements of the enthusiast Jeep customer.
     All Jeep Patriot models available in the United States include standard
 Brake Traction Control, driver-controlled three-mode ESP, Brake Assist,
 Electronic Roll Mitigation and anti-lock brakes with rough-road detection.
     Expanding the Lineup
     Jeep Patriot is the gateway to the Jeep brand globally, priced less
 than Jeep Compass, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Liberty. The newest Jeep vehicle
 on the market is available in Jeep Patriot Sport and Jeep Patriot Limited
 models. Both are available in the United States with a 4x2 front-wheel
 drive system, a Freedom Drive I 4x4 system and a Freedom Drive II Off-road
 Package.
     The Jeep Patriot Sport has a starting U.S. MSRP of $14,985. The U.S.
 MSRP for the Jeep Patriot Sport with the available Freedom Drive I 4x4
 system is $16,735. The U.S. MSRP for the Jeep Patriot Sport equipped with
 the available Freedom Drive II Off-road Package is $19,175. All prices
 include $560 destination.
     The Jeep Patriot Limited 4x2 model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $19,985.
 A Jeep Patriot Limited with the Freedom Drive I 4x4 system has a starting
 U.S. MSRP of $21,735. The Jeep Patriot Limited equipped with the Freedom
 Drive II Off-road Package has a starting U.S. MSRP of $23,530. All prices
 include $560 destination.
     Jeep Patriot Sport
     With a starting U.S. MSRP of $14,985, the Jeep Patriot Sport is a 4x2
 model that includes a standard 172-horsepower 2.4-liter World Engine
 coupled with a five-speed manual transaxle. Other standard equipment
 includes side- curtain air bags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake
 Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, anti-lock four-wheel disc
 brakes, Sentry Key theft-deterrent system, Vinyl Tech seats, rear 60/40
 fold-flat seat, Ultra Floor vinyl load floor, fold-flat load floor storage,
 AM/FM single-disc CD radio with an auxiliary audio input jack, outdoor
 temperature display, rear defroster, variable intermittent windshield
 wipers, 12-volt power outlet, manual windows, locks and foldaway mirrors,
 tilt steering wheel, dome and cargo lights, rear window defroster and a
 center console sliding armrest that moves forward 3 inches to accommodate
 shorter drivers. The armrest lid features a unique flip pocket for storing
 a cell phone or an MP3 player.
     On the exterior, the Jeep Patriot Sport features a standard body-color
 grille and fascias, accent-color bodyside molding, black door handles,
 accent- color liftgate applique, black side roof rails, 16-inch styled
 steel wheels and all-season tires.
     Optional features on Jeep Patriot Sport include a second-generation
 continuously variable transmission (CVT2), four-wheel-drive capability,
 through either Freedom Drive I or the Freedom Drive II Off-road Package
 (which includes CVT2L with low range, a full-size spare tire, skid plates,
 tow hooks, fog lamps, cabin air filtration system and manual seat height
 adjuster), front-seat-mounted side air bags to supplement standard
 side-curtain air bags, premium cloth low-back bucket seats with YES
 Essentials(R) premium seat fabric, air conditioning, engine block heater,
 AM/FM radio with six-disc CD player and MP3 CD play capability, deep-tinted
 sunscreen glass, Tire and Wheel Group (which is required with Freedom Drive
 II and includes 17-inch all- terrain OWL tires and aluminum wheels), Power
 Equipment Group, (which includes power windows with driver one-touch down
 feature, power fold-away mirrors, remote keyless entry and speed-sensitive
 power locks) and a 458-watt nine- speaker Premium Sound Group (which
 includes six Boston Acoustics speakers with subwoofer and amplifier and two
 articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate.) When the liftgate is open,
 the speakers can swing down from the trim panel to face rearward for
 tailgating and other activities. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder World Engine
 coupled with CVT2 also is available on front-wheel- drive Jeep Patriot
 Sport models.
     An available Special Equipment Group on the Jeep Patriot Sport model
 includes air conditioning, deep-tinted sunscreen glass, map and dome
 reading lamps, removable/rechargeable interior cargo lamp, 115-volt
 auxiliary power outlet and passenger assist handles, a recline features for
 standard 60/40 rear seats and a Power Equipment Group (which includes power
 windows with a driver's one-touch down feature, speed-sensitive power
 locks, power fold-away exterior mirrors and remote keyless entry). The U.S.
 MSRP for the Jeep Compass Sport 4x2 with this Special Equipment Group is
 $17,335. The Jeep Compass Sport 4x4 with this Special Equipment Group has a
 U.S. MSRP $19,085. Both prices include $560 destination.
     Available options with Jeep Patriot Sport models with this Special
 Equipment Group, beyond those available on the Jeep Patriot Sport model,
 include a Premium Steering Wheel Group (which includes a leather-wrapped
 steering wheel, steering-wheel audio controls and speed control), heated
 cloth seats, fog lamps, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a Popular Equipment Group
 (which includes a soft tonneau cover, cross bars, automatic-dimming
 rear-view mirror, Electronic Vehicle Information Center, Universal Garage
 Door Opener, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and security alarm) and a
 Trailer Tow Prep Group (which includes engine oil cooler and trailer tow
 wiring harness).
     Jeep Patriot Limited
     With a starting U.S. MSRP of $19,985, the standard Jeep Patriot Limited
 is a 4x2 model that features a 172-horsepower 2.4-liter World Engine
 coupled with a standard five-speed manual transaxle. An optional CVT2 or an
 optional CVT2L also are available on the Jeep Patriot Limited. The U.S.
 MSRP for the Jeep Patriot Limited with the Freedom Drive I is $21,735. The
 U.S. MSRP for the Jeep Patriot Limited with the Freedom Drive II Off-road
 Package is $23,530. Both prices include $560 destination.
     In addition to the standard equipment on the Jeep Patriot Sport model
 and the Jeep Sport model with the Special Equipment Group, the Jeep Patriot
 Limited model features premium leather-trimmed bucket seats, heated front
 seats, driver's seat manual lumbar adjuster, leather-wrapped steering wheel
 with audio controls, speed control, soft-tonneau cover, security alarm and
 roof rack with cross bars.
     On the exterior, the Jeep Patriot Limited model has body-color fascias
 with bright silver appliqu�s, body-color bodyside moldings, fog lamps,
 17-inch aluminum wheels and all-season touring tires.
     Beyond the options offered on the Jeep Patriot Sport, additional
 options on the Limited model include a power express open/close sunroof,
 UConnect Hands-free Communication System, navigation system, removable ash
 tray and cigar lighter and a Driver Convenience Group (which includes an
 automatic- dimming rearview mirror, Electronic Vehicle Information Center,
 Universal Garage Door Opener and Tire Pressure Monitoring System).
     Jeep Brand
     The Jeep brand's 65-year history of legendary capability has made it
 synonymous with freedom, adventure, mastery and authenticity. In 2006, the
 Jeep brand continues to deliver on its promise to provide versatile,
 innovative four-wheel-drive vehicles with the introduction of the all-new
 2007 Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Compass.
     "The Jeep brand is on a product offensive and will continue to grow
 with new offerings that leverage Jeep's legendary 4x4 leadership," said
 John Plecha, Director-Jeep Marketing and Global Communications. "We're
 solidifying the Jeep brand's foundation with the bigger, more powerful
 all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler - the most capable off-road vehicle in the world
 - while stretching the brand to reach new customers with the all-new Jeep
 Patriot."
     Sales of Jeep brand vehicles increased 12 percent in 2005 to their
 highest total since 2000 to 476,532 units compared with 2004 sales of
 427,329 units. The positive sales momentum for the brand has continued this
 year. Jeep brand sales in November of this year were up 20 percent from
 November of 2005.
     Belvidere (Ill.) Assembly Plant
     Production of the all-new 2007 Jeep Patriot will begin at the Belvidere
 (Ill.) Assembly Plant in the fourth quarter of 2006. Chrysler Group
 launched a second production shift at the Belvidere facility in March,
 which doubled the plant's production capacity, and began building all-new
 Jeep Compass models in May of this year. The addition of the second shift
 raised total employment at the facility from 1,650 to 2,650 employees.
     2007 Jeep Patriot Pricing
     (All prices include $560 destination.)
 
                           4x2       Freedom Drive I 4x4   Freedom Drive II 4x4
     Jeep Patriot Sport    $14,985   $16,735               $19,175
     Jeep Patriot Limited  $19,985   $21,735               $23,530
 
 SOURCE Chrysler Group