There’s another new small SUV offering set to join the Australian market with Jeep dealerships getting ready to welcome back the Compass nameplate.
An all-new model, we’ve been covering the development of the new offering for more than a year, now we can confirm that it will finally land in Australia in December.
At this stage though there is no word yet on Aussie pricing (we’ll keep you updated).
What we can confirm however are some of the all-important specs for the 2018 Jeep Compass.
It will be offered in four model grades - Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk.
The Sport and Longitude versions are going to be powered exclusively by a 129kW/229Nm 2.4 litre petrol engine, and have a 4×2 driveline.
A six-speed manual transmission is only going to be available in the entry-level model, while the optional six-speed auto transmission in the Sport is a standard fitment in the Longitude.
Standard features in the base-model variant include:
- 17” alloy wheels
- Reverse camera
- Electric park brake
- Seven airbags
The Jeep Compass Limited will also be offered with an optional 125kW/350Nm 2.0 litre diesel engine, and both the petrol and diesel powerplants come mated exclusively to a nine-speed auto transmission with four-wheel drive.
Jeep’s top-spec Compass Trailhawk will be exclusively powered by the diesel engine.
While the Limited and Trailhawk will be the only variants fitted with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
Guillaume Drelon is the head of Jeep in Australia, he says the new Compass is set to make a splash in Australia.
“Built around the world for customers everywhere, the Jeep Compass raises the bar in the compact- SUV segment.”
We’ll bring you more details on the new 2018 Jeep Compass as further info comes to hand.
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