Jeep Shows Compass Overland and Patriot Back Country at Paris Motor Show

Jeep Patriot Back Country

We never thought France was extraordinarily fond of the Jeep, but Chrysler has seen fit to bring two Jeep concepts - the Patriot Back Country and the Compass Overland - to the 2008 Paris motor show.

Granted, as both consist mostly of trim and equipment modifications, they're more akin to SEMA vehicles, not the typical one-off concept cars usually found at international auto shows.; That said, Jeep hopes both crossovers will call attention to their interiors, which are freshly revamped for 2009.

Of the pair, the Patriot Back Country appears most modified.; Jeep says it's supposed to "exude a fresh, youthful appeal," primarily by way of its vibrant green hue.; A similar color is found inside, notably on the seat inserts, which also have a tire-tread pattern.; If two-toned leather isn't "active" enough for you, the Back Country also has mudflaps and a custom roof rack sourced from the Mopar catalog.

Though Jeep says the Compass Overland is merely a prototype, we're fairly certain it'll see production.; Like the Overland-badged Grand Cherokee currently available in the States, the Compass Overland is little more than a nicely-trimmed Compass.; Apart from the green paint, Jeep has thrown in embroidered leather seats, and chrome accents on the grille, door sills, and side rub rails.

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