The new Jeep Compass, the first Jeep SUV launched in Europe by the Stellantis Group, has been developed to speak a more European language, courtesy of the enhanced quality of the finishes and its advanced on board technology.
The refreshed Euro-spec Compass introduces major new features that take it to an even higher level in terms of design, safety, technology and functionality.
The new Compass is fundamental to Jeep’s European identity and ambitions, Jeep Europe boss Antonella Bruno said. More than 200,000 units of the current Compass have been sold in Europe, where the SUV is built in a former Fiat plant in Melfi, Italy.
Approximately one in four Compass models sold in Europe is a 4xe version. The 4xe variant is the best-selling plug-in hybrid model in Italy.
The new model features a refreshed high-tech profile, while maintaining its renowned urban, modern, sophisticated and environment-conscious spirit.
New, modern tech takes center stage. European buyers will have the choice between an 8.4-inch or 10.1-inch touchscreen, and both will be running the new Uconnect 5 software. Wireless CarPlay and Android Auto are along for the ride, and so is a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, interactive 3D TomTom navigation and natural voice recognition.
The new Compass is the first Jeep vehicle in Europe to offer level 2 autonomous driving and is equipped with the latest generation ADAS, as standard across the range. These include: Traffic Sign Recognition, which reads and interprets the road signs; Intelligent Speed Assist, to automatically keep the car within the speed limit advertised; Drowsy Driver Alert, to alert the drivers when their attention falters or if they drop off for a moment; and Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist recognition, which slows the vehicle down to a complete stop, to avoid (or mitigate) accidents that could occur.
But the biggest new feature is the Highway Assist, combining Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Centering, to automatically adjust the vehicle’s speed and trajectory. The vehicle therefore automatically stays in the middle of the lane, at a sensible distance from the vehicle in front, for a driving experience with total peace of mind (available in the second half of the year).
The new Compass is fitted with a range of efficient internal combustion and plug-in hybrid engines, all Euro 6D Final-compliant, and a range of cutting-edge active and passive safety systems that enhance the dynamic behavior and the renowned Jeep 4×4 capabilities.
The 4-cylinder 1.3-litre turbo engine with plug-in hybrid technology, 190 hp or 240 hp and 270 Nm of torque, six-speed automatic transmission and eAWD powers the 4xe versions and completes the New Compass engine range. Today ‘4xe’ identifies all Jeep 4×4 vehicles featuring enhanced hybrid capability and performance, guaranteeing the best possible balance between efficiency, driving fun and attention to the environment.
On the 4xe versions, the 1.3-litre turbo engine is paired with an electric motor located on the rear axle, powered by an 11.4 kWh battery that can be recharged while driving or via an external power outlet: either at home on your domestic mains, using the efficient and exclusive easyWallbox or the more advanced Connected Wallbox, or from a public charge point. On its own, the efficient 1.3-litre turbo engine delivers two output levels (130 hp and 180 hp), plus the 60 hp produced by the electric motor, adding up to a total of 190 hp (Longitude and Limited versions) or 240 hp (Trailhawk and S). In terms of torque, the electric motor produces 250 Nm, with the combustion engine generating 270 Nm. By combining the internal combustion engine and the electric motors, the New Compass 4xe guarantees remarkable performance and driving pleasure with acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in around 7.5 seconds (according to the version), a pure electric top speed of 130 km/h, rising to 200 km/h in hybrid mode. Rapid response and smooth delivery ensure maximum driving pleasure.
4xe models are also ideal cars for driving in the city, courtesy of plug-in hybrid technology, offering zero-emissions travel in full-electric mode, with a range between 47 and 49 km (WLTP cycle), depending on the version. On longer hauls, with the internal combustion engine, average CO2 emissions are between 44 and 47 g/km in hybrid mode (WLTP cycle) depending on the version, while in case of extended off-road driving, the two electric motors featuring Powerloop ensure that eAWD traction is always available to take on extreme adventures with peace of mind.