2017 Jeep Compass Fully Revealed, to be Made in India – All You Need to Know

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FCA Group has officially revealed the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass compact SUV. The Compass is essentially a compact and more economical Grand Cherokee with all of the brand’s off-roading capability and qualities. Jeep is calling it the “most capable compact SUV ever with the most advanced 4×4 systems in its class”. The 2017 Jeep Compass will be manufactured in India, China, Brazil and Mexico. Here’s a quick overview of the new compact SUV from America.

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Styling 

To start off, the Compass gets authentic Jeep exterior styling with the legendary seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel arches. The classic grille has been given a  fresh look by setting each of the individual chrome slots in a Gloss Black field. The new Compass is immediately recognizable as a Jeep with its distinctive traditional Jeep design cues.  Headlamp bezels feature a black outline add personality and attitude to SUV’s front end.

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The roofline has been sportily styled, and along with muscular fenders and shoulders creates a speedy profile. Gloss Black painted roof is available as an option. A standout feature of the rear of the Compass is its unique LED tail lamps. Slim and rectangular in shape, the tail lamps flow into the liftgate and are instantly recognizable.

4×4 capability

The 2017 Jeep Compass gets two advanced 4×4 systems, each of which can send 100 percent of available torque to any one wheel. The Jeep Active Drive – SelecTerrain 4×4 system as they call it, is claimed to offer the best four-wheel-drive performance on- or off-road and in all sorts of weather condition.

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The Compass features a disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU), in order to provide 4×4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Jeep Active Drive SelecTerrain 4×4 system instantly engages when 4×4 traction is needed.

Powertrain and underpinnings

The Compass gets a total of five engines – three petrol and two diesel. Out of these, India will get a petrol and a diesel powertrain in manual and automatic transmission options.

For superior on road performance, the new Jeep Compass gets FCA’s “small wide architecture”. The system comprises a fully independent suspension with Frequency Selective Damping in front-and-rear-strut system. The steering is a precise electric power unit for effortless on-road handling.

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The upper body structure and frame are fused as a single unit for a stiffer structure. More than 65 percent of the car is made of high-strength steel to maximize vehicle dynamics and crash performance while optimizing weight efficiency.

 

Interior

On the inside, the 2017 Jeep Compass gets a premium interior with sculpted surfaces with great attention to detail. The center console houses a touchscreen display, a feature that would vary according to the market. The center console allows control of features such as gear-shift selection, Selec-Terrain controls, engine stop-start (ESS) controls and climate and volume control knobs. Media charging and connectivity ports are accessible within the cubby bin.

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The driver’s cockpit comprises a 3.5- or 7-inch LED driver information display (DID) instrument cluster. The optional 7-inch DID is claimed to be the largest in the segment. This display can be configured for easier access to information while driving. The steering wheel on the Compass gets integrated audio, voice and speed controls.

Storage solutions within the cabin include a mesh side pocket in the front passenger footwell that can hold a notebook or tablet device, and an multi-level rear cargo floor.

Infotainment is delivered through a new Uconnect system fusing communication, entertainment and navigation features that drivers and passengers desire.

For optimum safety, the Compass will offer more than 70 available active and passive safety and security features.

The 2017 Jeep Compass, during its India launch mid next year, will be available in three trim configurations.

Check out an image gallery of the 2017 Jeep Compass below. Click on the thumbnails to expand and browse

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