Fiat Chrysler will continue to sell the outgoing Jeep Compass alongside the all-new model, with the old version of the crossover serving as a budget alternative to the new model.
Strangely, both the old Compass and the new version will be sold as 2017 model year vehicles in North America, which is sure to confuse some consumers. Jeep has justified the decision by citing a desire to unite the launch of the Compass across multiple global markets. In some parts of the world the all-new model will be marketed as a 2018 model, whereas the old version will live on as the 2017.
As a result of this odd launch procedure, the all-new 2017 Compass will have a shortened production run in order to make way for the start of production for 2018 models. Jeep hasn’t said when production of the new 2017 Compass will pause to make way for the 2018 model year vehicle, but we imagine this will occur in the third- or fourth-quarter of this year.
In the meantime, Jeep is offering some wicked deals on the outgoing Compass. The automaker will give shoppers $3,500 cashback upon purchase, plus a $500 financing bonus. There;s also a 0%/60 mo financing option that will net buyers $1,000 cashback and a $1,000 lease conquest for car shoppers who come from a non-Chrysler brand. We’re sure you’re local dealer would be happy to negotiate a sale on the aging crossover as well.