Jeep Celebrates Home of the Brave with Patriot Freedom Edition

November 29, 2012   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) WATERVILLE, Maine, Nov. 29, 2012 — For much of its history, Jeep has had close ties to the U.S. military. As an acknowledgement of that relationship, and in tribute to the servicemen and women protecting the United States, the automaker has created the 2013 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition. Announced on the day after Veterans Day, the special-edition model has a variety of military-inspired features that distinguish it from the typical Patriot SUV.

Available in Deep Cherry Red, Bright White or True Blue, the Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition joins the similarly styled Wrangler Freedom Edition at dealers, giving buyers another way to wear their patriotic colors on their sleeves. A military star graphic graces the front hood and rear quarter panel, a theme that is repeated inside with a black fabric star logo on the front seats. On the lower front door, the phrase "Oscar Mike," military jargon for "on the move," reflects the spirit of the compact SUV's off-roading prowess. The Patriot Freedom Edition supports those serving the country with more than just styling cues however, as Jeep will donate $250 to military charities for each model sold.

"The Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition is a unique way for drivers to support the troops during the holidays, when it becomes particularly difficult for them to be away from their families," said Scott Pinnette, general manager of Central Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, a Waterville, Maine Jeep dealer. "Jeep's relationship with the armed services is represented authentically in this special edition, and it should appeal to service members and civilians alike."

Another special-edition model from the brand, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab, recently won the 31st-annual 4x4 of the Year award from Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine. The win marks the second year in a row that a Wrangler has earned the award and the fourth time the iconic vehicle has taken home the honors.

Editors evaluated nominees for the 2013 4x4 of the Year award across a 1,000-mile trail, navigating through dirt, sand, gravel, mud and rocks. Each vehicle was judged based on its engine, transmission, suspension and transfer case, as well as both its off- and on-road performance. The Jeep Wrangler Moab earned high marks in every category, receiving praise for the trail-ready options that make it great for exploring the backcountry.

Introduced in September, the Wrangler Moab features winch-ready steel bumpers, upgraded rock rails, 17-inch alloy wheels and Goodyear Silent Armor off-road tires with Kevlar reinforcement. To further distinguish the special edition from other Wranglers, Jeep added Moab decals on the hood, a matte-black Jeep grille badge and an exclusive Mopar power dome hood. Inside, premium black or saddle leather seats with black stitching provide a luxurious ride during otherwise rocky adventures.

"The Wrangler Moab is an ideal 4x4 for Maine's rugged off-road trails, because its versatility lets you go just about anywhere the law allows," added Pinnette. "Whether you're headed out to the mountains, the lake or the beach, it offers the capability and performance needed to make the most out of your excursion."

About Central Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram:
Part of the Central Maine Motors Auto Group, Central Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has surpassed the expectations of Maine motorists for years with its new and used vehicle sales, service and parts. Whether its customers are looking for a Chrysler sedan, a Jeep or Dodge crossover SUV, or a Ram pickup, their Maine auto dealership always has a broad inventory from which to choose, as well as the expert service to keep their customers' vehicles on the road where they belong. Visit their dealership at 300 Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville, contact their team by phone at 877-263-6733 or browse their inventory online at www.centralmainechryslerdodgejeep.com. They can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CentralMaineChrysler.
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