Jeep reveals details of its new Toyota RAV4 rival.
The American brand will launch its new Compass range from December, buyers will be able to choose from four trim levels and either two- or four-wheel drive.
An entry-level Sport model kicks off lineup, and is powered by a 129kW 2.4-litre petrol engine and offered with the choice of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. It will also come standard in front-wheel drive specification.
Standard gear includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel and Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment system that is accessed via a 5.0-inch touchscreen.
Next up the ladder is the Longitude, which is powered by the same 2.4-litre petrol engine as the Sport and is also front-wheel drive only, but comes standard with the automatic gearbox.
Increased standard equipment over the Sport includes roof rails, auto headlights, fog and cornering lights, LED ambient interior lighting, passenger seat storage cushion and privacy glass.
The next model is the Limited, which offers the choice between the 2.4-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine. Both engines are paired exclusively with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloys, bi-Xenon headlights, LED taillights, leather trim, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a nine-speaker BeastsAudio sound system and the UConnect system that incorporates navigation, an 8.4-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The range-topping variant is the Compass Trailhawk, which carries the brand’s Trail Rated badge which means it has passed the brand’s toughest off-road tests.
It is only available with the 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine and nine-speed auto. As the Trailhawk is the most off-road focused model in the range it comes with Jeep’s Active Drive Low 4x4 system, underbody protection, a full-size spare wheel, anti-glare bonnet decal and red recovery hooks.
Prices will be revealed closer to the car's local launch towards the end of the year.
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