The late George Michael sang about it, now Jeep is using the word “Freedom” as its core value for the new Compass SUV, most particularly now when circumstances have forced everyone into lockdown, to protect the common good. Like no other version of the past, the new Compass now features new infotainment and propulsion technologies to ensure and enhance driver and passenger freedom.
Built in Europe at the FCA plant in Melfi in Southern Italy to serve European clients, it will guarantee shorter delivery times from the factory – approximately three weeks. New Compass has been fine-tuned for European customers’ expectations and European roads, packed with advanced user-friendly technologies that ensure a more efficient, comfortable and connected everyday driving experience.
The growing success of the model, initially produced for Europe at FCA Toluca plant in Mexico, made it possible to bring production, including that of the new 4xe version featuring plug-in hybrid electric technology, directly to Italy. This marks a further step in the implementation of FCA’s €5 billion investment plan for Italy, and in the brand’s continuous evolution, while also highlighting both the technological innovation and excellence of the Italian factory, one of the most innovative in the world.
The Jeep Compass is powered by a new four-cylinder 1.3-litre petrol engine delivering 130 hp or 150 hp, ensuring customers a smooth and comfortable driving experience, or alternatively by an updated version of the 120 hp 1.6-litre MultiJet II diesel engine with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction). New features include the new Uconnect Services for improved on-board and off-board connectivity, new styling cues such as six different wheel designs (one specific for each trim and exclusive 19-inch Gloss Black wheels for the Night Eagle model) and a new color palette with five new exterior paints: Ivory Tri-Coat, Colorado Red, Blue Italia, Blue Shade and Techno Green Metallic – all of which can be offered in combination with a black roof. The new tonneau cover is also available on all versions.
The Jeep Compass features state-of-the-art connectivity in order to meet the needs of its demanding customers. First introduced in the Jeep line-up with the 2020 Renegade, the new Uconnect Services feature an array of functionalities, which are accessible through various touchpoints, including the My Uconnect mobile app, smartwatch, website, buttons on the ceiling light and radio. Available from commercial launch on Compass, the new Uconnect Services are fitted as standard on both the 7 and 8.4-inch infotainment systems and on all trims from the Longitude upwards, to offer advanced on-board and off-board connectivity and useful services for enhanced safety and comfort.
Uconnect Services are divided into several packages. Available as a basic service, My Assistant is activated from plant, and offers emergency services in case of crash, roadside assistance services including the vehicle’s recovery and vehicle health reports. My Car, My Remote, My Navigation (on Uconnect 8.4” navigation only) packages are offered as standard services included in the vehicle price and need to be activated by the customer.
My Car allows the driver to control the health status and the parameters of the car. My Remote offers the possibility to lock/unlock doors, flash the lights, find the vehicle, control some parameters such as speed and area and receive a notification if they are not respected. My Navigation (on Uconnect 8.4” navigation only) includes Send & Go service, which gives the customer the possibility to send the destination on his/her navigation system directly from his/her smartphone or from the web portal, receive real-time alerts on traffic, weather and speed cameras and to search Points of Interest.
The soon-to-be launched 4xe models will also include specific features to assist electric driving. Customers can monitor the battery charge level directly from the My Uconnect mobile app, schedule charging and air conditioning, and view the nearest charging stations on the My Uconnect mobile app and Uconnect 8.4″ navigation when the battery is low.
The Uconnect Services offering is complemented by Optional services, which can be purchased on the Connectivity website. These services include the My Wi-Fi, My Theft Assistance and My Fleet Manager packages. Some of the new Uconnect Services are available on the Jeep Compass produced in Melfi at launch, while others will be integrated at a later stage this year.
Driver and passenger safety were paramount in the development of Jeep Compass, which offers a full array of active and passive safety and security features for everyday driving, including Forward Collision Warning and LaneSense Departure Warning, both offered as standard across the whole range, alongside Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), and front, side and curtain airbags. Available safety features include Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, and Automated Parallel and Perpendicular Park assist.