The US automaker has decided to present the first official images and details about the new generation Compass, with the official worldwide public reveal scheduled for November.
The Jeep Compass and Patriot will be replaced by a single new entry, which keeps the Compass name as it succeeds the two compact crossovers. The 2017 Compass will be revealed in full during the first showing in North America, in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2017 Compass is not inspired by the Cherokee, but the bigger sibling – the Grand Cherokee, so we’re not dealing with an experimental design. Jeep is keeping details under wraps for now, claiming the new Compass will be “the most capable compact SUV ever” and sold as a global model it will pack no less than 17 different powertrain configurations.
The Compass will reach more than 100 markets across the globe, with sales at home kicking off during the first quarter of 2017. The North American version should pack Fiat-Chrysler’s 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine, linked to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The model is already being produced at Jeep’s brand new manufacturing facility in Goiana, Pernambuco, Brazil. Now we just have to wait for November’s Los Angeles Auto Show to know all the details about the new compact crossover.