The first generation of the Jeep Compass, so to speak, in a gentle way, was a fiasco and commercial image for the signature. We have already said that the model was launched in the worst economic times that has lived in the house of the seven bars, but the failures in its development were very visible until they came to Fiat to his salvation. Of course, the house Italian was only able to slightly improve the product, as to the heights of his cycle of life is not worthwhile, to make great financial efforts to improve a model that he had little time left of life in the market.
After his disappearance, the u.s. firm reported that it would launch a new model in this segment, but it took a while to confirm that it would be called Compass. As is obvious, to resurrect a model that has had a bad reputation is not something I dare to do all of the trademarks, but the perpetrators of Jeep are very confident that the new generation of the model will make us forget its maligned predecessor.
For this reason, a time that has already been presented in the united States, which will be its main market, the u.s. firm has brought to Europe. the place chosen for the presentation of the new Jeep Compass in the old continent has been the Car show of Geneva and now that it is here we learned some more data on it. The most obvious is its resemblance with their brothers in the range the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee.
What draws more attention in its design include stylized headlights front and rear. In both cases, it has led lights that provide a higher luminosity. Your calender is counting with the seven bars, but now its size seems to be smaller. The front is topped by a lower air intake (which incorporates the radar for the active control of speed) that accentuates its aggressiveness and on both sides of this, headlights anti fog that have what seems to be the light of the flashing.
The main change, compared to the previous generation is placed in its interior. Where its predecessor used hard plastics, in the current predominate soft and cushioned. This does not prevent to that in the more hidden we may find, though as happens in all models in the market. interior design has evolved several points (in actual quality and perceived) and is now presided over by a central touch screen that will have a size ranging between 5 and 8 inches.
For the European market (and Spanish) the new Compass may be chosen with various engines in diesel and gasoline. The first batch will be represented by the 1.6 and 2.0-litre MultiJet four-cylinder turbo, with power outputs of 120, 140 and 170 hp. The gearboxes available for these engines iran from a manual cut-off with six relationships for the first and second block and the automatic cut with nine relationships of versions with 140 hp and 170 hp (in this case optional).
In the part of the mechanical gasoline the Jeep Compass will have two blocks with four cylinders. The first will be a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo and 140 hp. The second will be based on the same block, but instead of performing the above-mentioned 140 hp, will give 170 hp. In both cases, the gearbox will be cut-off with manual six relationships or automatic with nine speeds.
The four-wheel drive will not be available in all engines that make up the range of the new Jeep Compass. The only mechanical that will not count with this option will be two less potent in both fuels. However, their dimensions off road, although they will be different, will be the best in the segment for circular paths of different complication.
customers may wish to take the new Jeep Compass when the Geneva motor show closes its doors. The starting price is estimated at 25,000 euros, though with variations in the different markets that make up the European Union. The main equipments that may incorporate are already known, but as each importer can select to your taste, we will have to wait for it to come to our country to know how it will structure its range and how complete will be his endowment.
Source – Jeep
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