Jeep® Europe unveiled its updated Jeep Compass lineup this morning for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. The Compass is the first Jeep truly developed for the entire global market. Antonella Bruno, Head of the Jeep brand Europe, unveiled the updated Compass, the first Jeep SUV launched in Europe by the Stellantis Group. The launch marks a major step in the importance of the brand around the world and especially in Europe.
The updated model has a strong aesthetic character, enhanced by a refined and distinctive style, which remains true to the brand’s styling cues, excellent driving dynamics and more sophisticated safety and connectivity. All this crowned by the renowned Jeep 4×4 capability, a feature honed by over 80 years of leadership in off-road driving.
At the launch of its second generation in 2017, the Jeep Compass marked the return of the brand to the C-SUV segment in the European market. The Jeep compact SUV is the driver of the brand’s commercial performance and accounts for more than 40% of its sales, confirming its position as one of the most appreciated Jeep models by European customers and one of the most sought-after in the 4xe configuration with plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology. Approximately one in four Compass models sold in Europe is a 4xe version. The 4xe variant is the best-selling PHEV model in Italy.
The updated Compass is fitted with a range of efficient internal combustion (ICE) and PHEV engines, all Euro 6D Final-compliant, and a range of cutting-edge active and passive safety systems that enhance the dynamic behavior and the renowned Jeep 4×4 capabilities.
The engine range was updated with the addition of the GSE-T4 1.3-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine, designed to offer outstanding performance, while delivering excellent driving comfort and efficiency, with consumption and CO2 emissions reduced by up to 27% (WLTP cycle) when compared to the previous gasoline model. All this was made even more fascinating by the debut of the version with PHEV technology for 100% electric, zero-emissions driving allowing for the combination of extraordinary 4xe capabilities and sustainable mobility.
Along with Renegade, the Compass was the first model to feature the 4xe logo, which identifies all Jeep 4×4 vehicles offering enhanced hybrid capability and performance, and providing the best possible balance between efficiency, driving fun, and attention to the environment.
The updated model features a refreshed high-tech profile while maintaining its renowned urban, modern, sophisticated and environment-conscious spirit. More elegant and modern, it features an all-new cabin, designed to improve comfort and life on board and to make the urban driving experience smarter. Major highlights include the full-HD digital 10.25-inch instrument cluster, DAB radio, Uconnect 5 system with touchscreens from 8.4-inch to 10.1-inch, moved to the middle of the dashboard in a higher position so the driver can remain focused on the road, a five times faster processor, Android operating system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, interactive 3D TomTom navigation and natural voice recognition, and Uconnect Services.
The interior has also been made even more functional with a new arrangement of the central console and augmented storage compartment space (providing nearly 4.4 liters of additional storage – a three-fold increase versus the 2.8 liters of the previous version, now with a total of 7.2 liters). In addition, it offers a more modern and distinctive style, courtesy of the new dashboard, central tunnel, steering wheel, and door panels, featuring premium materials and finishes.
The updated Compass is the first Jeep vehicle in Europe to offer Level 2 autonomous driving and is equipped with the latest generation Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), as standard across the range. These include Traffic Sign Recognition, which reads and interprets the road signs; Intelligent Speed Assist, to automatically keep the car within the speed limit advertised; Drowsy Driver Alert, to alert the drivers when their attention falters or if they drop off for a moment; and Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist recognition, which slows the vehicle down to a complete stop, to avoid (or mitigate) accidents that could occur. But the biggest new feature is the Highway Assist, combining Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Centering, to automatically adjust the vehicle’s speed and trajectory. The vehicle therefore automatically stays in the middle of the lane, at a sensible distance from the vehicle in front, for a driving experience with total peace of mind (available in the second half of the year).
Jeep Compass also comes with a new range, now offered in five trim levels (Sport, Longitude, Limited, S, and Trailhawk), with five different combinations of powertrains – gasoline, diesel, and PHEV, three gearboxes (six-speed manual, automatic Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDCT), or six-speed automatic) with front or four-wheel drive (4×4). The gasoline version comes with the 1.3-liter GSE engine with 130 horsepower or 150 horsepower, paired with a manual transmission and Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDCT) respectively, both with front-wheel drive. To complete the range of internal combustion engines comes the 1.6-liter, 130 horsepower diesel engine paired with six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. The PHEV range is offered with two power outputs – 190 horsepower and 240 horsepower, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and electronic all-wheel-drive (eAWD) 4×4.
Finally, for the launch of the updated Jeep Compass, Mopar® has developed new accessories with the aim to complete the new vehicle’s features with additional contents, improve the customization opportunities, and enhance the interior comfort offer.
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