UK debut for the 2008 Startech Jeep Patriot
Unveiled back in September, the 2008 Startech Jeep Patriot is now available in the UK. Jeep offers a new body kit for its well-known Patriot but also new suspension kit and 20” alloy wheels. The new tuning kit consists in a Startech chrome grille, new front bumper, side sills, re-designed rear bumper, exhaust tailpipe cover and Startech logo for the rear of the vehicle.
The interior also receives some customization like the chrome loudspeaker rings, gear knob, illuminated entrance panels and aluminium pedal pads. In order to improve engine’s performances, Startech offers the PowerXtra Performance Module which increases the power with 40 hp. Press release after the jump!
The Jeep Patriot already stands out – 42.2mpg; only £15,995 and even some green awards – but what do you do if you want your ride to stand out even more?
Jeep is now offering a range of accessories for the Patriot including a Startech chrome grille and a bodykit – or for the ultimate ride, sports suspension and 20-inch alloys. Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler UK Ltd, said: “People love to personalize their cars. This new range of accessories for the Jeep Patriot will be available in dealerships from June and while some people are happy to add just a few accessories, our great value-for-money packages mean you can really go for it. You can now personalize the internal and external styling of the Jeep Patriot or even enhance the performance of the diesel engine.”
Jeep has packaged a number of exterior design features from Startech together in an ‘SE Exterior’ Pack, which includes a front and rear under-ride bodykit; chrome grille inserts; exhaust tailpipe cover and Startech logo for the rear of the vehicle for just £999.
If you fancy adding a design statement to the interior, then the ‘SE Lifestyle’ interior pack at £1199 will give you a leather effect center armrest cover; four chrome loudspeaker rings; a chrome gearshift gate; leather gear knob and leather effect treatments for the top of the door panels and dashboard instrument panel. If that’s not enough then other available items include illuminated entrance panels; aluminum pedal pads; three-piece aluminum design kit for the dashboard and aluminum door locking pins. Two sizes of alloy wheels are also available: 19-inch Monostar IV five-spoke alloys or 20-inch Monostar IV five-spoke alloys. Both options come fitted with Yokohama tires and a locking wheel nut kit.
Startech also now offers a performance enhancing option. The PowerXtra Performance Module increases the power output of the 2.0-litre diesel engine by 40bhp and is aimed at drivers who either want a sportier drive, who tow or frequently have their car loaded with people and luggage and feel that they need a little extra kick for only £999.