The compact SUV promises unsurpassed 4×4 capabilities, world-class driving dynamics and a distinctive, authentic Jeep design.
The all-new Jeep Compass made its Europe debut at the Geneva Motor Show, offering an unmatched combination of attributes that includes legendary and best in class 4×4 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, which is expected to grow by almost 20 percent to 7.5 million in 2020.
The compact SUV features a distinctive, contemporary design aesthetic, with a wide stance and exceptional glass-to-wheel proportions. It 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.
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 tail gate 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 tail gate (availability depending on markets) helping ease cargo storage.
On the inside, 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 new Jeep Compass will be launched in India around August this year and being the brand’s first locally assembled model, it will be produced at Fiat’s Ranjangaon facility in Maharashtra from June. The Compass is expected to be priced between Rs 18 lakh and Rs 25 lakh.