2017 Jeep Compass Changes and Release Date
After several reports suggesting that the FCA is about to discontinue the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot SUVs, the most recent news have announced the Compass’ replacement to arrive next year. Namely, the 2017 Jeep Compass is expected to make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This brand new crossover SUV is meant to replace the two aforementioned models and slot between the Renegade and Cherokee models. According to the latest spy images, the model is still in the early stages of development. So, we expect the 2017 Compass to go on sale not before late 2016.
The FCA group has recently launched quite a number of new models. The list of redesigned models includes the Fiat 124 Spider, Alfa Romeo, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Baracuda and Dodge Charger. In addition to all these premieres, the company plans to offer yet another SUV model in the form of the 2017 Jeep Compass.
2017 Jeep Compass Redesign
Possible discontinuation of the Compass and Patriot models could have left Jeep with a gap in its range. In order to prevent this, the American automaker decided that the Compass should soldier on as a replacement for the Patriot model. As for the 2017 Jeep Compass, it is expected to offer a large number of significant changes and innovations.
The upcoming Compass will ride on an extended version of the FCA’s Small Wide platform. In that way, the 2017 Compass will grow in size compared to its predecessor. Expect the new model to offer more space in the cabin, especially for the rear passengers.
Besides the new platform, the redesigned Compass will boast new exterior and interior styling cues. Of course, the exterior is most likely to come in its recognizable shape, with certain cosmetic tweaks to make it fresh and more appealing. Inside, the 2017 Compass will offer a host of new improved materials and advanced technological systems. More precisely, the new model will come with great innovations in the safety department, including the latest driver assist systems.
2017 Jeep Compass Specs and Price
When it comes to its new engine range, we expect Jeep to offer several different units. There will be a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel, a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel, as well as a 2.2-liter turbo-diesel engine. As for the gasoline range, expect 1.4-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged units. The most powerful engine option will come as a 2.4-liter Tigershark gasoline unit. Although the company still hasn’t released any official info concerning the 2017 Jeep Compass’ pricing, we expect it to stay in the same price range with the outgoing model.