Good news for the team at Jeep Australia today with confirmation the new Jeep Compass would boast a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating.
The new SUV offering, recently unveiled in Melbourne, is landing in Aussie dealerships now with prices kicking off from $28,850.
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ANCAP handed the Compass an overall score of 35.93 points out of 37 after notching up perfect scores for both side impact and pole tests.
ANCAP CEO, James Goodwin, says it was a strong result.
“In the frontal offset test which simulates a head-on crash with another car, good levels of head, neck and upper leg protection were provided by the Jeep Compass.”
While with confirmation of the top safety score, Jeep also confirmed it was now making Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning available across the range.
When the new model was unveiled we were told only the top-spec models would be available with the potentially lifesaving technologies.
The top safety score for the Compass means the new offering joins siblings – Renagade, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee with five-star scores.
Fiat Chrysler Australia President, Steve Zanlunghi, telling us safety is a top priority for the brand.
“We are pleased with ANCAP’s 5 star rating on Compass.
“Safety is a critical priority for customers when choosing a vehicle and we are very pleased that the new Compass can provide owners this peace of mind.”
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