This is the all-new Jeep Compass and this is the vehicle which has Fiat Chrysler Australia rolling-out the red carpet at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
These images, captured by Brazilian motoring site Autoo, catch the new Compass undergoing promotional photography ahead of making its official debut.
With sales of the mid-size Jeep Cherokee and full-size Grand Cherokee both stalling, FCA is looking for a boost when the all-new Compass hits the showrooms mid-2017, arriving to fil the shoes of both the current Compass, and the similarly-sized Patriot.
We like the front-end look which is very much a ‘mini-Grand Cherokee’ and while there is the hallmark upward shift of the window line near the C-pillar, the rear-end seems to take Jeep’s styling in a new direction.
Earlier spy photos of camouflaged prototypes showed an all-new interior for the Compass which was also heavily influenced by the Grand Cherokee including the familiar Uconnect central screen. And that’s a good thing as the Cherokee has a great interior wheras the current Compass... well, isn’t so great.
North American media reports speculate power coming from either a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine or a naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre.
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