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FCA unleashes all-new 2017 Jeep Compass

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Featuring advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, premium and authentic Jeep design, superior on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom and a lot many more features, the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass has broken cover at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Also equipped with more than 70 available advanced safety and security features, the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass will be offered in four different trim configurations: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk.

The Jeep Compass has a disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU), in order to provide 4×4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems instantly engage when 4×4 traction is needed.

The Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low and the two new advanced, intelligent 4×4 systems being offered on the new Jeep Compass. According to FCA, both these systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes, plus exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on- or off-road and in any weather condition.

For even greater Trail Rated off-road capability, Selec-Terrain includes Selec-Speed Control with Hill-descent Control on Trailhawk models.

FCA’s “small wide architecture” is a fully independent suspension, segment-exclusive frequency damping front-and-rear-strut system, and that when combined with precise electric power steering deliver superior on-road driving dynamics in the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass.

Thanks to its rigid foundation, the Jeep Compass’ upper body structure and frame are engineered as a single unit for a stiff and more mass-efficient structure, and it is designed and built with an extensive use of high-strength steel (more than 65 per cent) and liberal use of structural adhesives.

A total of five engines – three gasoline and two diesel – will be offered, depending on the market worldwide. In North America, the proven, fuel-efficient 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine will power the Compass, delivering up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg).

FCA describes the all-new compact SUV as a truly global vehicle as it will be manufactured in Brazil, China, Mexico and India, for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world.

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