It’s Jeep® week! With the past Easter Sunday falling on April 4th also known in the Jeep community known as ‘4×4 Day’, the news cycle has surrounded the American adventure brand with the updated Compass, a teaser of the all-new three-row D-SUV for the Brazilian market, and the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. With the Jeep brand celebrating its 80th Anniversary in 2021, the American brand is spreading love across the globe by introducing special 80th Anniversary Edition vehicles.
In Brazil, which is the Jeep brand’s second-largest global market (behind the good ol’ U.S.A.), the brand has unveiled its 80th Anniversary Edition lineup to the public this week. Now, while the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Editions are clearly the same that we have here in the United States (thanks to both vehicles being built in the U.S.), the Brazilian market Compass and Renegade are built there and receive a little more pizzaz than the models we are getting here.
Jeep Compass 80th Anniversary Edition:
The second-generation Jeep Compass began to be manufactured in Brazil, at the Jeep Automotive Pole, in 2016. The special edition 80th Anniversary Edition is the first of the newly updated Jeep Compass to arrive in the marketplace, with the rest of the lineup arriving soon after.
The updated Jeep Compass brings more performance with a new turbocharged 1.3-liter ‘Firefly’ inline-four-cylinder engine, which is part of the Stellantis Global Small Engine (GSE) family. The 1.3-liter makes 180 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. (270 N•m) of torque. The ‘T270’ badging on the rear hatch represents the turbocharged output of 270 N•m from the 1.3-liter.
The updated Compass introduces an updated front, revised rear, and completely new interior. Things like a new steering wheel design, instrument panel, full LED exterior lighting, wireless phone charging, and the latest infotainment technology with the new vertically presented 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen multimedia center.
The Compass 80th Anniversary Edition for Brazil, featured darkened graphite exterior features, black piano interior accents, and an all-black interior. It will be available in 6 exterior colors including Billet Silver, Carbon Black, Jazz Blue, Polar White, Recon Green, and Granite Gray (new for the model). Pricing for the Compass 80th Anniversary Edition starts at R $ 162,990 (or about $29,082 USD).
According to Jeep Brazil, only 1,000 units will be built. Those in Brazil looking to order one, have to pre-order on a special website or at a Jeep Brazil dealer. You must pay a deposit of R $ 3,000 (or about $536 USD) to get a spot on the pre-order list. The first 48 hours are exclusive to current Jeep owners (after 4:00 p.m. on April 7, pre-orders will be able to everyone until they are gone). Whoever buys the updated Compass 80th Anniversary Edition already in the pre-order phase will have advantages, with billing within 30 days after the official launch and welcome kit composed by an Amazon Echo Dot (4th Generation) Smart Speaker with Alexa, Jeep branded gear items, and a special key chain from the brand’s 80th Anniversary collection.
Jeep Renegade 80th Anniversary Edition:
Based on the Renegade Longitude (known as the Latitude in North America), the 80th Anniversary Edition is available in both gasoline or diesel options. The special edition model features roof rails, grille, mirrors, badging, and 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels all finished in a darkened graphite. An all-Black interior with gloss black accents helps give the 80th Anniversary Edition a sportier feel.
The Renegade comes with a standard 1.8-liter E.torQ Flex-Fuel inline-four-cylinder engine. It produces 130 horsepower and 136 lb.-ft. (184 N•m) of torque. A 2.0-liter turbodiesel with 170 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. (350 N•m) of torque can be optioned. The diesel is paired to a 9-speed automatic, offers 4×4 traction with a terrain selector with 4 modes and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
The Renegade 80th Anniversary Edition is available in 6 exterior colors including Carbon Black, Antique Gray, Billet Silver, Recon Green, Jazz Blue, and Polar White.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition:
Offered a luxury-oriented model in Brazil, the Grand Cherokee (which is the most awarded SUV in history) adds the 80th Anniversary Edition treatment to the Limited model. The Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition features like Satin Gloss Granite Crystal exterior accents, 20-Inch x 8-Inch Satin Gloss Granite Crystal aluminum wheels, Black Nappa perforated leather seats with Light-Tungsten accent stitching, and new Berber floor mats with Light-Tungsten 80th logo embroidery.
Other features include the Quadra-Trac II four-wheel-drive system with electronic differential lock, 506-watt Alpine Premium Sound System with 9-speakers and a subwoofer, panoramic sunroof, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and BI-Xenon HID headlamps and LED fog lamps.
Under the hood, is a second-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 making 240 horsepower and a massive 420 lb.-ft. (550 N•m) of torque. The EcoDiesel is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission sourced from ZF.
Pricing for the Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition starts at R $ 496,990 or about $88,467 USD (for all of Brazil, except states of São Paulo and Paraíba).
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 80th Anniversary Edition:
As the most capable SUV of all time, the Wrangler, isn’t left out of celebration. Based on the Sahara Unlimited, the 80th Anniversary Edition features 18-inch x 7.5-inch Granite Crystal aluminum wheels, Neutral Grey Metallic-colored accents, body-colored fender flares, and special ’80th Anniversary’ badging.
Inside there is the beloved 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C infotainment screen, diamond-embossed cloth seats with Light Tungsten accent stitching, an 80th Anniversary Edition console badge, Anodized Gunmetal mid-bolster, and Berber floor mats with 80th logo tag and accent stitching.
The Wrangler Unlimited 80th Anniversary Edition comes standard with the gasoline 2.0-liter turbocharged Global Medium Engine (GME) inline-four-cylinder engine delivering 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. (440 N•m) of torque. The special edition Wrangler also features the Selec-Trac four-wheel-drive system from the Sahara.
The 80th Anniversary Edition of the Wrangler Unlimited has a suggested price of R $ 385,990 or about $68,708 USD (for all of Brazil, except the states of São Paulo and Paraíba).