07 March 2017

Jeep® Compass: all-new compact SUV delivering unsurpassed 4x4 capability, world-class driving dynamics and a distinctive, authentic Jeep design

 

  • Jeep® Compass combines user-friendly technology and a full array of active driver assist systems with legendary Jeep off-road capability, in a distinctive and contemporary design
  • Jeep Compass arrives in dealers this summer, at a starting price of 25,000 Euros in select markets
  • Pre-orders of the Compass Opening Edition start tomorrow, in select European markets
  • Innovative customer experience arrives in Jeep dealership today, bringing the Compass to customers through augmented reality before it's physically in the showroom, thanks to Google's Tango technology

 

The all-new Jeep® Compass makes its EMEA debut today at the Geneva Motor Show, offering an unmatched combination of attributes that includes legendary and best in class 4x4 off-road capability, contemporary and authentic Jeep design, excellent on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom and a full array of advanced user-friendly connectivity and safety technologies.

 

The new vehicle enters the compact SUV segment, an extremely important and growing segment worldwide, that is expected to grow by almost 20 percent to 7.5 million in 2020. In Europe, the all-new Compass represents a key addition to the Jeep portfolio as it will allow the brand to tackle the largest SUV segment in Europe.

 

"Our all-new Jeep Compass competes in the massive compact SUV segment, one that is already exceeding 6.3 million vehicle sales a year worldwide. In Europe alone, this segment is expected to achieve more than 2 million units by 2020," said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand - FCA Global. "With an unmatched list of attributes that includes benchmark off-road capability, world-class driving dynamics, distinctive Jeep design and advanced technology and safety features; the Jeep Compass raises the bar in this segment and is another great example of our continued commitment to grow the Jeep brand right across the world."

 

To address different customer needs across the EMEA region, Compass will offer two petrol and two diesel engines for a total of eight different powertrain combinations and four different configurations: Sport, Longitude, Limited - the top-of-the-range trim in terms of refinement, standard technological contents and equipment - and Trailhawk, offering best-in-class Trail Rated 4x4 capability through specific standard features designed for customers demanding the most in terms of off-road capability.

 

"With the Compass, Jeep completes its offering in Europe, covering every single SUV segment and cementing the very positive brand momentum in Europe." said Dante Zilli, Head of Jeep Brand - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. "Compass will propel the brand to the next level, providing a compelling proposition to our European customers, by combining the legendary Jeep off-road capability with a distinctive design and a variety of user-friendly technologies that ensure a safe, comfortable and connected everyday driving experience."

 

The all-new Jeep Compass will be available in Jeep showrooms beginning this summer, at a starting price of 25,000 Euros in most markets (depending on market configurations).

 

The arrival of all-new Compass in Europe will be celebrated with an Opening Edition, which will offer a perfect blend of character, design, technology and capability, providing a complete package that will include several standard features and a flexible financial solution available to early buyers. Pre-orders for the Opening Edition open tomorrow (March 8).

 

For consumers eager to check out the all-new Compass before the vehicle arrives in the showrooms, the Jeep brand is introducing an innovative customer experience across its dealerships in select markets, based on Tango, Google's smartphone augmented reality technology. The easy-to-use application jointly developed with Google, Lenovo and Accenture will allow customers to discover and virtually interact with the all-new Compass. 

 

Distinctive, contemporary, authentic Jeep design with premium features and open-air freedom

The all-new Jeep Compass features a distinctive, contemporary design aesthetic, with a wide stance and exceptional glass-to-wheel proportions. The all-new compact SUV is immediately recognizable as a Jeep thanks to characteristic traditional design cues, such as the seven-slot grille and the trapezoidal wheel arches. Jeep designers gave the legendary seven-slot grille a fresh look by setting each of the individual chrome slots in a Gloss Black field. Headlamp bezels featuring a black outline add personality and attitude to the face of the all-new Jeep Compass.

 

A fast, dramatic roofline and muscular fender flares create a stunning profile. A signature, full windows surround (DLO), with an element that tracks completely around the vehicle, and the available Gloss Black painted roof add a unique, premium appearance. An available dual-pane sunroof designed to maximize surface and headroom delivers the open-air freedom that belongs to the Jeep brand. A standout feature of the rear of the Compass is its unique LED tail lamps: slim and rectangular in shape, the tail lamps flow into the liftgate for a commanding yet premium appearance instantly recognizable as a Jeep Compass on the road or trail.

 

For added consumer convenience, the all-new Jeep Compass features a power liftgate (availability depending on markets) helping ease cargo storage.

 

Upscale interior design boasts premium features and technology

The all-new Jeep Compass interior design features refined materials and technical details. The trapezoidal center stack bezel is a characteristic Jeep design cue and sports color and finish that complement the interior choice. The center stack houses the 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreen displays of the Uconnect system. The center console neatly integrates the functional features of the Jeep Compass, including gear-shift selection, Selec-Terrain controls, electronic parking brake, engine stop-start (ESS) controls, climate and volume control knobs, and easily-accessible media charging and connectivity ports within the cubby bin. The driver's instrument cluster is thoughtfully designed and features a 3.5- or 7-inch LED driver information display. The full-color 7-inch screen displays information that the driver may configure for easier access while driving and will be standard on Limited and Trailhawk models.

 

Advanced user-friendly technology including all-new infotainment systems

The all-new Jeep Compass sets the new standard in terms of infotainment systems in the Jeep lineup. It offers three new Uconnect systems (UConnect 5.0, 7.0 and 8.4NAV), delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features to enhance both the driving experience and passengers' onboard comfort, including one of the segment's largest full-color LED instrument cluster. Uconnect 7.0 or 8.4NAV systems feature a high definition screen with capacitive touch and include new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (standard on Limited and Trailhawk) features for hands-free phone, navigation and voice texting. These will allow customers to seamlessly integrate their phone's voice control systems and a full range of infotainment features.

 

Best-in-class off-road capability with two leading 4x4 systems

Best-in-class off-road capability comes courtesy of two advanced, intelligent full-time 4x4 systems: the Jeep Active Drive and the Jeep Active Drive Low, the latter with 20:1 crawl ratio, each of which can send 100 percent of available torque to any one wheel when needed. Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4x4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes, plus exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on any surface - on- or off-road - and in any weather condition.

 

Compass also features a disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU) - in order to provide 4x4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4x4 systems instantly engage when 4x4 traction is needed.

 

The Trailhawk model also features increased ride height of almost 2.5 cm, skid plates, red rear tow hook, unique  front and rear fascias that deliver 29.1 degree approach, 23.7 degree breakover and 33.1 degree departure angles, aggressive 17-inch off-road tires and up to 22.9 cm of ground clearance.

 

For even greater Trail Rated off-road capability, Selec-Terrain includes Selec-Speed Control with Hill-descent Control on Trailhawk models.

 

A complete powertrain offering

In order to meet all customers' needs and preferences, the all-new Jeep Compass offers eight powertrain combinations, including two petrol, two diesel engine options and two gearboxes - the nine-speed automatic and the six-speed manual.

 

In Europe, the Compass range is powered by one petrol and two diesel engines. The petrol engine offering includes a 1.4-liter MultiAir2 Turbo engine with Stop&Start delivering 140 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm in combination with the six-speed manual gearbox and 4x2 configuration, and the 1.4-liter MultiAir2 Turbo engine producing 170 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and torque of 250 Nm at 2,500 rpm, paired to the nine-speed automatic transmission and 4x4 configuration.

 

The diesel engine range comprises the efficient 1.6-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start delivering 120 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 320 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, paired to the six-speed manual gearbox and 4x2 configuration, and the 2.0-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start delivering 140 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, paired either to the nine-speed automatic or the six-speed manual transmission and the 4x4 configuration. A higher output version of the 2.0-liter MultiJet II with Stop&Start - delivering 170 horsepower in combination with the nine-speed automatic transmission and 4x4 configuration (including the Trailhawk specific low range mode) - completes the diesel offer available on the all-new Compass.

 

A 2.4-liter Tigershark petrol engine with MultiAir2 delivering 184 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 237 Nm of torque is available in the Compass lineup sold in extra EU markets (Russia, Africa and the Middle East) together with a low output, 150 horsepower-version of the same engine, both paired to the nine-speed automatic gearbox and 4x4 configuration.

 

More than 70 available advanced safety and security features

Driver and passenger safety were paramount in the development of the all-new Jeep Compass, which offers more than 70 available active and passive safety and security features including Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus (both offered as standards across the whole range), Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, Fully Automated Parallel and Perpendicular Park assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and six standard air bags. For added protection, Compass boasts a "safety cage" construction with more than 65 percent high-strength steel.

 

At the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Compass is displayed in two Limited and two Trailhawk models: a Pearl White Tri Coat Limited with black leather interior powered by the 1.4-liter MultiAir2 Turbo engine featuring 170 horsepower, nine-speed automatic transmission and 4x4 and a Granite Crystal Limited with Sky Grey Cloth and leather interior, the 140 horsepower 2.0-liter Multijet II diesel with nine-speed automatic gearbox and 4x4 configuration. The two Trailhawk models - the off-road specialist trim for customers demanding the most in terms of off-road capability - boast Spitfire Orange and Rhino exterior both with Black Leather seats, and are powered by the 2.0-liter Multijet II diesel with 170 horsepower and nine-speed automatic gearbox.

 

Turin, March 7th, 2017

 

 

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