Ahead of its UK arrival in February, 2018, Jeep UK has released further details on the 10-model line-up and technical specification of the new Jeep Compass.
A key addition to the local Jeep line-up, the Compass is expected to contribute to the continuing growth of the SUV sector, which, in Europe alone amounts to unit sales of more than 1.6 million and is expected to achieve more than two million units by 2020.
In the UK, the Compass range is powered by two petrol and three diesel engines. The two petrols are in fact one 1.4-litre MultiAir II stop/start turbocharged engine available in two states of tune; the first offers 140hp/230Nm and is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox and 4x2 drive configuration. This is followed by a higher powered unit tuned to achieve 170hp/250Nm and is paired with an efficient nine-speed automatic transmission and 4x4 drive configuration.
The diesel engine range comprises of the tried and tested 1.6-litre MultiJet II stop/start turbocharged engine which produces 120hp/320Nm in FWD configuration and a 2.0-litre MultiJet II stop/start turbocharged engine delivering 140hp/350 Nm, driving all four wheels. Both models deploy a six-speed manual gearbox.
A higher output version of the same 2.0-litre MultiJet II delivers 170hp in combination with the nine-speed automatic transmission and 4x4 configuration (including the Trailhawk specific low range mode), completes the diesel offering available on the all-new Compass.
Four equipment levels of the Jeep Compass are offered in the UK: Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk (arrives summer 2018). The Sport version's standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, leather steering wheel with audio controls, air conditioning, cruise control, forward collision warning and 60/40 rear seat split.
Longitude specification adds 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, reverse camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, 8.4-inch audio and navigation, electric lumbar support, dual zone climate control and keyless entry and go.
Limited equipment adds 18-inch alloy wheels, halogen projector headlamps, silver roof rails, privacy glass, powered and heated leather front seats, windscreen wiper de-icer, heated steering wheel, rain sensitive wipers, reverse camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot and cross path detection and parallel and perpendicular park assist.
Top-spec Trailhawk equipment adds red rear tow hook, front and rear off-road bumpers, raised off-road suspension, front and rear skid plates, ski-flap, all-season floor mats, hill descent and Rock transmission mode.
Jeep's designers have given the iconic seven-slot grille a fresh look by setting each of the individual chrome slots in a gloss black field.
The Compass is the first Jeep to offer the FCA Group's new Uconnect 5.0 and Uconnect 8.4 nav systems, both of which have been improved to include easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster start-up times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics. There is pinch and zoom capability and a customizable menu bar, using the Drag and Drop feature on the Uconnect 8.4 NAV. Functions of the new Uconnect system also include hands free calling, navigation and text-to-talk features with natural language voice recognition technology for a safe, comfortable and connected everyday driving experience.
Driver and passenger safety are well catered for and attained a 5-star Euro NCAP crash-test score. The car offers more than 70 available active and passive safety and security features including Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, Automated Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and six standard air bags.
Here's the full 10-model Jeep Compass range available from February 2018, with the Trailhawk variant following later in the summer:
Sport 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp 4x2
Longitude 1.4 MultiAir II 140hp 4x2
Longitude 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp 4x2
Longitude 2.0 MultiJet II 140hp 4x4
Limited 1.4 MultiAir II 140hp 4x2
Limited 1.4 MultiAir II 170hp 4x4 Auto9
Limited 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp 4x2
Limited 2.0 MultiJet II 140hp 4x4
Limited 2.0 MultiJet II 170hp 4x4 Auto9
Trailhawk 2.0 MultiJet II 170hp 4x4 Auto9 LOW
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