The 2017 version of the Jeep Compass – coming out as an all new generation – might be one of the more interesting models to come out from the brand this year, with a recent report tipping us to the introduction and start of production dates.
It appears the first public appearance will take place this November during the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil and production for the US model will commence very fast, on January 30, 2017, at Toluca Car Assembly in Mexico. It appears sources have tipped the current generation Compass and Patriot will cease manufacturing at Fiat Chrysler’s Belvidere, Ill., plant on December 23. The two models are long overdue for a replacement – and Jeep will fortunately have just one replacement for the two models that reside on the Chrysler PM / MK architecture – a development of the very old Mitsubishi GS platform, which first appeared on the 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander.
Aside from manufacturing duties in Mexico, the all-new compact crossover SUV will also be made in Brazil and shockingly – China. This latter piece of information carries weight – since Jeep has been trying to start manufacturing in the world’s biggest automotive market in like forever (they sorted it out, producing the Cherokee now). In related news, next year will also feature the move of the Cherokee from Toledo to Belvidere. This is because the former is gearing up to produce the all new 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL) which is set to spawn a pick-up truck version alongside new powertrain debuts.
Via Automotive News