The global version of the new Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement is set for a debut at Fiat Chrysler’s Pernambuco assembly plant in Brazil, however the U.S. spec version will first be shown in November at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Earlier this year FCA revealed the new compact Jeep, which is expected to adopt the Compass name, would debut in September. It’s not yet clear what the differences between the version to debut this month and version to bow in November will be, but U.S. spec cars may come more well equipped than global offerings and offer a different engine range.
The new compact Jeep will ride on FCA’s Small-Wide 4×4 platform that currently underpins the Jeep Renegade. The automaker’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine could see duty in the car, along with its established 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four. A nine-speed automatic should also be present, along with available four-wheel drive.
The Compass/Patriot replacement will go on sale early in the first-quarter of 2017, with FCA officially launching the product commercially in either the end of the first quarter or the beginning of the second quarter.