FIAT Chrysler Automobiles has unveiled the Jeep Compass.
A stretched version of a Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade, the all-new Jeep Compass replaces both the Compass and Patriot nameplates.
The Patriot badge is expected to be removed from the Jeep line-up – for now – with Jeep electing to retain the Compass badge.
“The Jeep Compass will be produced with 17 fuel-efficient powertrain options for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world,” an FCA press release stated.
“The all-new Jeep Compass expands the brand’s global reach with an unmatched combination of attributes that includes legendary and best-in-class 4x4 off-road capability, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, premium and authentic Jeep design, superior on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom, and a host of safety and advanced technology offerings.”
It may not be the type of rig that normally gets us going here at 4X4 Australia, but pics of the Trailhawk-inspired model got it over the line.
The covers were taken off the compact soft-roader to help celebrate the start of production at FCA Jeep’s assembly plant in Goiana, Pernambuco, Brazil.
Further information will officially be revealed when the Compass makes its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
The Jeep Compass will be available in North America in the first quarter of 2017, so expect a late 2017 local launch.