In Russia, under the name Liberty, the SUV of a compact class known all over the world as the Jeep Patriot is sold (in the Russian market, the rights to the name “Patriot” belong to UAZ). At the heart of the car is the GS platform, on which the Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber are built. Liberty is a win-win combination of excellent off-road qualities with dynamic performance, handling and fuel economy of a C-segment car. Angled body, chopped wheel arches, almost vertical windshield indicate that we have a real Jeep. The front part is decorated with a branded grille with seven longitudinal slots, a powerful front bumper and round headlights.
The rigid windshield frame and vertically mounted taillights are recognizable Liberty features. The black moldings of gutters running along the roof give the body a neat and finished look. Clearance is 204 mm. In America, the car can be ordered with the Off-Road package, where the ground clearance is increased by 2.5 cm. Salon is easily transformed. This allows rational use of space, both for passengers and for cargo. The rear seats are foldable, and the backrest of the front passenger seat can be folded to give a semblance of a table.
High seating position of the driver is a guarantee of excellent visibility. The rear legroom is 999.7 mm. Trunk volume is an impressive 652 liters, with the rear seat folded down - 1277 liters. Standard equipment also includes longitudinal rails to which additional luggage can be attached. The instrument panel is well read. Black scales with white characters, orange arrows and LED lights - a perfect color combination.
On the center console with a silver decorative trim, there are ventilation grilles, a radio receiver, climate control knobs, seat heating switches (optional) and a gear lever. Liberty can be front-wheel drive, but for Europe, only the all-wheel drive transmission Freedom Drive I is provided with an electronically controlled friction clutch in the rear wheel drive. The model has an independent suspension of all wheels, which increases the level of comfort and control when driving on roads. The 2.4-liter World Engine series gasoline engine developed by the Americans in collaboration with Hyundai and Mitsubishi is standard for markets outside North America.
The gearboxes are either a five-speed “mechanic” or a Jatco V-belt variator. On request, a 2.0-liter turbodiesel with direct fuel injection, high injection pressure, variable geometry of the turbine nozzle and four valves per cylinder can be installed. The maximum power of a turbodiesel makes 140 hp This engine is aggregated with a six-speed manual gearbox. It has good fuel economy: 8.8 l / 100 km (urban cycle), 5.5 l / 100 km (country cycle) and 6.7 l / 100 km (mixed cycle).
Standard equipment includes a range of passive and active safety systems and devices, such as inflatable curtain airbags, traction control, brake assist, anti-lock braking system (ABS), dynamic stabilization system (ESP) with three modes, and also a rollover prevention and rollover reduction (ERM) system. In addition to the basic configuration for Liberty, there are two packages of options. P1, which includes floor mats, heated front seats, upholstered in special fabric YES Essentials, a roof rack, a rear-view mirror with auto-dimming, and a tire pressure monitoring system.