New Jeep Compass offers even better equipment in terms of technology
Perfectly reflecting the spirit of the Jeep brand, aptly described as "Go Anywhere, Do Anything", the new Compass now offers a new infotainment system and new powertrains that provide true freedom for driver and passengers.
New Jeep Compass
With the start of production in Italy, the Jeep brand guarantees a reduction in delivery times from the factory by approximately three weeks, while offering a model adapted to the expectations of European customers and European roads, equipped with a number of advanced and easy-to-use technologies, providing better performance and driving comfort always in touch. with the world.
The growing success of the model, originally produced for the European market at the FCA Toluca plant in Mexico, has allowed it to be launched directly in Italy, including the innovative 4xe version with a plug-in hybrid drive. This is the next step in FCA's €5 billion investment plan for Italy and another important step in the evolution of the brand. This confirms both the strong focus on technological innovation and the level of excellence of the Italian factory, one of the most modern in the world.
The Jeep Compass, built at the FCA Melfi plant, will be powered by a new 1.3-liter petrol engine producing 130 or 150 hp for a smooth and comfortable ride, or an upgraded version of the 1.6-liter MultiJet II diesel engine with 120 hp. with. with selective catalytic reduction SCR. Innovative features provide new Uconnect services for a better connection to the car and the world.
The Compass also received new styling cues such as six different wheel designs (one for each trim level and exclusive glossy 19-inch Gloss Black wheels (for the Night Eagle version) and a new color palette with five new body colors: Ivory Ivory, Colorado Red, Blue Italia Blue, Blue Shade Blue and Techno Green Metallic are all available in combination with a black roof, while a new trunk shade is also available for all versions.
Keeping in mind the constant improvement of the Jeep range, the dynamic performance of the Compass has been further improved, further adapting it to the expectations of European customers.
The Compass "Made in Melfi" road behavior has been improved by tweaking the steering to be lighter and more progressive, as well as a slight modification to the suspension system, including the addition of FSD (Selective Damping Frequency) dampers to reduce body movement without harm. comfort when driving on bumpy roads.
The new Compass delivers more precision when cornering at high speed, providing less roll and more stability when braking. First of all, the driver feels that the car is more precise and agile and handles especially well on winding roads.
The Melfi-built Jeep Compass will hit European dealerships this July. The lineup includes four trim levels: Longitude, Night Eagle, Limited and S, all offered with both fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines combined with front-wheel drive (an all-wheel drive version will be available later this year in combination with the 4xe). technologies).
Produced so far in Mexico, Brazil, China and India, and now in Italy, the Jeep Compass, which will soon also be available in a 4xe hybrid version, is a truly global model. It is extremely strongly connected with the EMEA region, and above all with Europe.
Launched locally in 2017, the Compass was the first Jeep model designed specifically for European roads. It quickly became the brand's flagship and best-selling model in 2019, with the Renegade driving the brand's commercial success in Europe. Its sales accounted for over 40% of Jeep's total annual sales.
New 1.3 turbo petrol engine.
The new 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine throbbing under the hood of the Jeep Compass, produced at FCA Melfi's plant in Italy's Basilicata region, is part of the new FCA Global Small Engine family launched in mid-2018 alongside the Jeep Renegade. update `a.
This engine is based on a modular structure and will be available on the Jeep Compass in a four-cylinder configuration with two power levels available: 130 hp. coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and 150 hp. automatic transmission clutch, as with front-wheel drive.
For the first time, Compass has combined an automatic transmission with front-wheel drive, making it more accessible to new buyers in the C-SUV segment (automatic 4×2 models now account for 28% of total sales). European market). The new 1-3 liter petrol engine is Euro 6D Final compliant and equipped with a GPF (Gasoline Particulate Filter).
The new engine has been designed to deliver exceptional performance and driving comfort. For the Compass, the 1.3-litre petrol engine has been upgraded with a special turbocharging system that maximizes the engine's low-end throttle response and reduces CO2 emissions to 27%. It also optimizes fuel consumption up to 30% (WLTP cycle) compared to previous 4×4 petrol versions with automatic transmission.
The Jeep Compass, paired with the new 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine and DDCT automatic transmission, also offers a "Sport" driving mode for the first time, which can be selected via a button on the center console.
This dynamic driving mode offers even more fun to everyday city driving by providing stiffer steering, sharper throttle response and fine-tuning the transmission by upshifting to achieve full power and torque.
In addition, in the "Sport" mode, the drift function ("sailing") is turned off and the "quick start" mode is turned on. When the accelerator pedal is released, it prevents upshifting to maximize engine performance and optimize response on the next acceleration.
The Global Small Engine family was developed by the FCA group to offer a range of smaller gasoline engines that are economical and exemplary in terms of performance in a wide variety of situations. The basic design of the new engines provides efficiency, modularity and a high degree of component and manufacturing process standardization, flexibility and customization.
These engines are made entirely of aluminum for lightness (the weight of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine starts at 110 kg). The engine housing, developed in collaboration with Teksid, is made of die-cast aluminium. After analyzing various engine casing designs, a baseplate architecture was chosen to provide the best balance between noise, vibration, weight and structural performance.
All GSE Turbo engines feature the exclusive third-generation MultiAir technology, which improves combustion efficiency by adjusting intake valve lift height, timing and torque.
New 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 130 hp with a manual transmission will be available in Longitude, Night Eagle and Limited versions, and a 150 hp DDCT version. will also be available in the S trim. The maximum torque for both versions is 270 Nm (up to 40 Nm more than the previous 1.4-litre petrol engine). Both engines are available with front wheel drive.
The Compass offering is complemented by a 1.6-litre MultiJet II diesel engine with 120 hp. and a torque of 320 Nm in combination with a manual transmission and in combination with front-wheel drive, equipped with an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system.
4xe models (with plug-in hybrid technology) will be available with an electric motor paired with a 1.3-liter Global Small Engine with a total output of 190 or 240 hp. They will appear at dealers in Europe in the second half of this year. Both 4xe versions will only be available with 4×4 drive.
New Uconnect™ services for enhanced worldwide connectivity
The Jeep Compass, built in Melfi, will have state-of-the-art connectivity to meet the needs of more and more demanding customers. The new Uconnect services, already offered in the 2020 Jeep Renegade, offer a range of services accessible through the My Uconnect mobile app, smartwatches, websites, and overhead console and radio screen buttons, among others.
Available since the launch of Compass, the new Uconnect services will be available as standard in combination with 7-inch and 8.4-inch infotainment systems in Limited, S and Tarilhawk versions, offering enhanced global connectivity and a host of useful services. and comfort.
My Car allows the driver to control the status and parameters of the car. My Remote offers the ability to lock/unlock doors, turn on lights, locate a vehicle, monitor certain parameters such as speed or area, and be notified if they are not saved.
Advanced security systems
Driver and passenger safety was paramount in the development of the new Jeep Compass. The new model offers a full suite of active and passive active and passive safety and protection features for everyday driving, including Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning, which are standard across the range, as well as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with rollover protection (ERM). ), as well as front, side and curtain airbags.
Available safety systems also include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic detection, adaptive cruise control (ACC), a ParkView® reversing camera with dynamic grid, and fully automatic Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist.