According to Jeep, the Compass brand name is a highly recognized in the automotive industry, so why not expand the sales geography around the globe? In view of this, today Jeep revealed the first official details of its completely redesigned compact crossover in Pernambuco, Brazil. Aimed to replace both the aging Compass model along with the Patriot, this C-segment SUV is expected to debut officially at the forthcoming LA Motor Show in November. Well, VW, what about this Tiguan challenger?
There is no better way of attracting customers to get the new metal than to keep options open. Jeep is actually going great guns here as the new Compass will generously offer 17 different fuel-efficient powertrains and “best-in-class” off-road driving capability, not to mention a popular off-road Trailhawk; it will also be available in over 100 countries around the world. It’s what we call globalization, lol.
At its heart, it shares the platform with the Renegade; it comes to a stretched version though, associated with FCA Small-Wide 4x4 Architecture. It means plenty of options there: in the rejiggered Compass, we hope to get the choice of AWD or FWD, 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic autobox, and inline-four (a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated or a 2.0-litre Turbo) power unit options.
The vehicle will arrive in European showrooms in early 2017.