Jeep Compass, new interiors and lots of technology

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The evolution process that accompanies the is much more than a restyling Compassthe first new SUV of the entire group Stellantis launched in Europe. A strategic model, which represents over 40% of the American brand’s sales in the Old Continent, with 200 thousand deliveries since its debut in 2017. “Compass is all new except in the name – emphasizes Antonella BrunoJeep manager for the EMEA markets – and significantly improves the content that customers care about most: style, technology, safety, sustainability and functionality “.

He made a full of elegancethanks to the style tweaks and the new interior layout, but above all by technology with infotainment and driver assistance systems that raise it to level 2 of autonomous driving. Another important evolution in engines, now all Euro6D Final. The result is not limited to lower consumption and emissions, but also to an optimization of dynamic behavior both in urban use and in off-road use, where the proverbial Jeep expertise expressed here in the ecological formula is enhanced. 4xe (plug-in hybrid with all-wheel drive guaranteed by the rear electric motor which also provides an increase of 60 HP).

The new Compass is characterized by an unprecedented high-tech profile. The external look offers a renewed design, especially in the front with fog lights integrated into the large central opening, dynamic surfaces and the three-dimensional effect of the seven-slot grille placed in a more vertical position and divided into two horizontal portions. It integrates new thinner full LED projectors with an elongated profile. The daytime running lights, with elongated headlamps, are also repositioned in the main headlights. The lower opening and the skid plate (at the base of the bumper) are wider and give the car character and personality. At the rear you can see the elongated profile of the redesigned position lights.

Completely new interior, with a cabin designed to improve comfort and make driving more intuitive. The 10.25 ”full HD digital instrument cluster, the Uconnect 5 system with 8.4 to 10.1 inch touchscreen repositioned in the center of the dashboard, higher up to always guarantee the eye on the road, stand out. The infotainment it has a processor five times faster, the operating system is Android with wireless integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphones, the interactive TomTom navigator with 3D visualization and natural voice recognition.

All reorganized ergonomics of the interiors, a solution that made it possible to obtain precious spaces for small objects (7.2 liters available) and offer a more elegant design: from the dashboard, with quality materials and technical details in evidence, to the central tunnel, the steering wheel, to the upholstery of the panels.

Embedded technologies now make the Compass the first Jeep in Europe to reach the level 2 of autonomous driving. Standard are Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed ​​Assist, Drowsy Driver Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist recognition. There is, above all, Highway Assist (available after summer) which combines Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Centering by automatically adjusting speed and trajectory. The car keeps itself in the middle of the lane and at the right distance from the vehicle in front. A novelty that is particularly appreciated on the motorway.

The Compass range is now born by crossing 4 trim levels (Longitude, Limited, S and Trailhawk), 5 combinations of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains, 3 transmissions (six-speed manual, Ddct dual-clutch automatic or 6-speed automatic) and front or all-wheel drive. The optimized 1.3 GSE 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes its debut, designed to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 27%. Power of 130 and 150 hp, in combination with the six-speed manual gearbox and the Ddct double clutch, both with front-wheel drive.

The range plug-in hybrid it provides two power levels (190 and 240 hp), six-speed automatic transmission and eAWD all-wheel drive and allows 100% electric driving up to 49 km, with a maximum speed of 130 km / h. Over long distances, thanks to the thermal engine, average CO2 emissions are between 44 and 47 g / km in hybrid mode (Wltp cycle) depending on the version, while in prolonged off-road use thanks to the two electric motors with the powerloop function, eAWD traction is always available allowing you to tackle extreme adventures without problems. An “all-out” test drive is useful, more than a thousand explanations, to test the potential of the new Jeep. The 130 hp 1.6 diesel engine, in turn optimized and with 10 hp more, is combined with the six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive.

THE prices in Italy they start at € 29,850 for the 130 HP Longitude 1.3 petrol versions and reach € 49,200 for the top of the 4xe hybrid range. Which are there Trailhawk (with fittings and specific off-road vocation) and the unpublished S. (the most elegant with metallic gray finish, body-colored bumpers and 19 “wheels). A novelty is the long test drive formula offered in promotion by Leasys, with which the customer can try the new Compass for 2, 3 or 7 days for 27 euros a day and then decide whether to buy it through rental or financing. The new Jeep is waiting to be discovered.

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