The next Jeep Compass will debut in Brazil in November.
Jeep has introduced the new 2018 Compass crossover at an event held in Brazil.
The new Compass was designed to replace both the Patriot and the current Compass, two of the oldest members of Jeep's lineup. The pictures reveal Jeep's next crossover borrows more than a handful of styling cues from the bigger Grand Cherokee, including a tall front end with a thin grille. The Grand Cherokee influence continues inside, which gives the cabin a clean, upscale look.
The pictures confirm the lineup will include an off road-focused, trail-rated model named Trailhawk with specific alloy wheels and trim-specific bumpers that increase the approach and departure angles. Red tow hooks and a sprinkling of gloss black trim further differentiate the Trailhawk from its less capable siblings.
An earlier report reveals the Brazilian-spec Compass will be available with either Fiat-Chrysler's 2.0-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine or a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-banger. Both engines will shift through either a six-speed manual transmission or a nine-speed automatic. Technical details for the U.S.-spec model aren't available yet, but it's safe to assume we're not getting the oil-burner.
The next Jeep Compass will make its global debut in early November at the São Paulo Auto Show in Brazil. We'll see the U.S.-spec model shortly after at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and it's scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of 2017.