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Jeep Compass: The nine speed merchant

TINASHE MAKICHI

Urban explorers can always make their own maps but the all new Jeep Compass, with segment exclusive powertrains, safety and technological features now has capabilities of making every road a possibility.

Whether it’s faced with the realities of the concrete jungle or the tests of the trail, the versatility of the most capable compact SUV carves its own path. The unmistakable Jeep Compass expression glares through the black gloss and chrome inlaid seven-slot grille set in the middle of the imposing wide stance, which allows for great off-road durability and, stiffer feel for better handling on the road.

While Compass stays true to the classic Jeep look with trapezoidal wheel arches, the LED rear tail lights give an aggressive signature. The all-round daylight opening and the gloss black roof convey a touch of contemporary sophistication.

Together with its exceptional on-road driving dynamics and 4X4 capabilities, this combination sets the Jeep Compass above the rest. Whether navigating the city streets or taking the road less travelled, the rugged Jeep Compass frame, together with McPherson suspensions and a state of the art damping system, allows for a smooth, enjoyable ride.

The Jeep Compass makes sure that no matter where you go you’ll get there with style, comfort, on your own terms. It stays true to the signature character of Jeep by offering sculpted materials, state-of-the-art technology and connectivity.

The gloss back trim and soft touch details naturally refine the Jeep design of the interior that has purposefully placed everything at your fingertips.

Its leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls is linked to both the U-connect display and the available seven inch colour driver information display, making driving and staying connected smooth and natural.

The dual pane sunroof is symbolic of the Jeep open-air attitude, combining the beauty from the outside to the comfort of amply padded ergonomically designed seats.

“Jeep knows that life can be a handful, and with the available Power Liftgate, Jeep Compass offers that extra convenience in making storage and organization easier,” said Jeep in a statement.

The interactive fourth-generation U-connect available with up to 8,4 inch HD capacitive touchscreen, means you never have to take your eyes off the path ahead, executing every touch, pinch, voice command with precision. Maximise your smartphone with new available features on U-connect.

Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to access Apple Maps, messages, phone and Apple Music through Siri voice control or U-connect touchscreen. Android Auto enables easy and safe access to hands-free voice control, Google Maps and Google Play Music via U-connect touchscreen or steering-wheel controls.

You can stay connected with Uconnect LIVE App giving access to Tune-In radios, Deezer music, Facebook Check In, Twitter, Reuters, Tom Tom Live with real time information on your journey, my:Car and eco:Drive to monitor vehicle status, your driving style and assist in reducing fuel consumption.

No one knows what is needed better than the driver, and options are always a good thing. Jeep Compass offers a selection of engine and drive-train combinations, featuring the leading-class nine-speed automatic transmission, all equipped with Stop and Start technology, to match every drivers’ path ahead.

The vehicle’s nine-speed automatic transmission gives both power and efficiency when it is needed most. Launch ratios are perfectly in line with the size, weight and structure of the all-new Jeep Compass giving the perfect get-up-and-go to start any adventure, whilst shorter ratios in the middle offer seamless transitions into efficiency on the motorway.

Jeep Compass offers 2,4-litre Tigershark Petrol engine, delivering 129 kW with automatic transmission.

Not every path in life is the easiest. But Jeep Compass helps to make it the safest.With 70 available active and passive features, including Forward Collision Warning Plus and Lane Departure Warning Plus standard on all trims, the Jeep Compass keeps danger at a distance, in any direction: North, East, South and West.

A camera reads the lines on the road and avoids risk by notifying the driver when the car is moving outside of either line if the turn indicator is not being used. If the driver does not react in time, the system automatically steers the vehicle to get back in the lane.

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