The 2017 Jeep Compass has made its official debut in Brazil before Fiat Chrysler shows the new compact crossover off to American consumers at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
Jeep is remaining tight-lipped in regards to actual information on its new Compass. It didn’t provide any set info on the chassis, suspension or powertrain options, only saying the new crossover will be available “with 17 fuel-efficient powertrain options for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world.”
“The all-new Jeep Compass expands the brand’s global reach with an unmatched combination of attributes that includes legendary and best-in-class 4×4 off-road capability, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, premium and authentic Jeep design, superior on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom, and a host of safety and advanced technology offerings,” a statement released by the automaker reads.
The Compass is expected to ride on a shortened version of the Small Wide 4×4 architecture that currently underpins the Jeep Renegade. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder may serve as the North American engine options, with a nine-speed automatic serving as the sole transmission option.
One of the Compass models shown off by FCA today included a TrailHawk variant. No info on the off-road oriented model was divulged, but a photo shows the vehicle with a red body and contrasting black roof, alloy wheels with black accents, red tow hooks, a matte black hood decal and rugged off-road tires.
Jeep says the Compass will be available in North America in the first quarter of 2017. More information will be announced following its debut at the LA Auto Show in November.