In fact, the Black Look Concept does look somewhat similar to the Jeep Compass by Mopar that was recently announced for the North American market. Soon, the Compass started receiving its own identity as with many off-road features and packages available. Optionally, a six-speed automatic transmission is offered and will likely be the volume-leading choice for average consumers. Next to the Limited version, Jeep will be also offering North and Sport trims. minded Limited, and the off-road ready Trailhawk. Where will the new Jeep Compass fit into the 4X4 market place? The seven- and 8.4-inch touchscreens are optional. The new Compass joins the boxy Renegade and funky Cherokee to comprise a relatively new crossover lineup. The new Altitude series is the result of an old "Name My Ride" contest announced by the company back in January 2012. They are the Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. The system is designed to give drivers year-round assurance with the ability to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions as well as slick roads that come with rain and light snow. As standard equipment, customers will get power heated exterior mirrors and heated seats, remote start, continuously variable automatic transaxle, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. Internal The Compass did not come alone; the Renegade accompanied it with the same mill under its hood. The new Compass Altitude will feature a distinctive black gloss finish for the seven-slot Jeep grille and headlamps, black roof rails, a black step pad and a set of exclusive 18-inch black gloss aluminum wheels wearing Firestone BSW all-season performance tires. That’s an eight-horsepower and 10-pound-feet improvement over the previous-generation Compass. The U.S.-spec Compass will be built in Mexico and make its official debut at the 2016 LA International Auto Show in November. The Jeep Compass Overland prototype takes the Compass even more upscale with premium safety, connectivity and audio features, and exterior styling cues from the Overland models of Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Change consent About - In an interview with Car Advice, Morrison says the new model will fill the gap between the new 2015 Renegade and the larger Cherokee. Privacy Policy - It was Toyota that first blamed CTS for the accelerator pedal problem after 2.3 million cars were recalled this year. Sort of like a body builder on steroids, the previous-generation Compass was all show and nothing underneath. The exterior was classic Chrysler, as they attempted to give crossover buyers some Jeep attitude, but instead insulted them with fake muscular looks. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display, by Mark McNabb, on All upgrades on each of the models will only be limited to the interior set-up, which means that if you’re looking for something different on the exterior – with the exception of a few special badges and a new set of wheels - and what’s under their hood, then you’re going to be disappointed. Prices will be announced at a later date. Now, 10 years after its initial introduction, Jeep is releasing the second-generation Compass for the 2017 model year. © Copyright TopSpeed. It’s called the Trailpass and it uses Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts to gain off-road capability and a general improvement in awesomeness. The longer wheelbase positions the Compass directly between the smaller Renegade and larger Cherokee. The (...), The Chrysler Group today announced the manufacturing launch of the all-new Jeep Compass at its Belvidere (Ill.) Assembly Plant. Carrying over its rich form from last year, the Compass came to Switzerland with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Jeep boss Mike Manley says, “Our all-new 2017 Jeep Compass enters an extremely important and growing segment worldwide, and does so with an unmatched list of attributes that includes benchmark 4x4 off-road capability, exceptional on-road driving dynamics, fuel-efficient powertrains, countless advanced technology and safety features, all wrapped in a premium, authentic Jeep design.”. The wheels also boast an orange-painted pocket that matches the tow hooks and badges. 21. The NHTSA already fined Toyota $16.4 million for delaying the recall, stating that the company knew about the problem before the recall was announced. Jeep says the all-new Compass is capable of getting 30 mpg on the highway, though that’s likely with the FWD model. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is doubling down on SUVs, crossovers, and pickups these days, which means its CAFÉ rating stands to take a hit. Sales will begin sometime in early 2017, though Jeep gave no official date during the L.A. Auto Show. Availability for the Compass "True North" model has not yet been announced, although we expect to hear more about the details at the Chicago Auto Show this coming February. Jeep has a special edition model coming out for the Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, and Wrangler SUVs. Jeep has a long history with vehicle customization and personalization going back to the first CJ Jeeps produced after WWII. The concept was also fitted with a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine, one that delivers 163 HP and 236 lbs-ft of torque. Once the EPA released its findings on the FWD Compass, we’ll bring you that information. For the special edition model, Jeep has added black-gloss inserts, black-gloss headlamps and fog lamp surrounds, black roof rails and step pads, and a new set of 18-inch black-gloss aluminum wheels.