Illustrated: 2014 Jeep Compass | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews

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Jeep Compass

Illustrated: 2014 Jeep

Arguably Chrysler’s most asset, the Jeep brand is set for a expanding and streamlining under leadership – beginning at the end of the lineup with the next-generation Compass shown here.

The Compass, which is set to arrive in in around 18 months for the 2014 year, will be one of three vehicles to ride on a new Fiat car Shared with the next-generation and a new mini Jeep primarily at European and South American the platform is unrelated to the current architecture that underpins the Compass and Jeep Patriot All three different-sized Jeep are set to arrive in or around 2014.

Compass and Patriot will be into a single line, a many within Chrysler said should have in the first place. While the has historically been the sales more refined styling has it a neck-and-neck race between the Since the Patriot is the downmarket and the Compass is the higher end one, officials are expected to drop the nameplate to focus on the more latter.

What we know so far – the

Aside from the front-drive architecture, we expect that a turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine is to power most Compass Currently, Fiat offers a turbo-four in the Alfa Romeo a Euro-oriented compact that was the vehicle to ride on the new architecture. A displacement version of this is expected to displace around and crank out somewhere north of 200

The current Compass’ CVT is headed for the yard. Expensive to produce and with many buyers, the CVT be replaced by a dual-clutch six-speed A six-speed manual is also to remain on the option list the current Compass and Patriot do with their five-speed

Off roading is still important to marketing, so the Compass will a more sophisticated traction system like that on the Grand Cherokee. A two-speed case isn’t likely of the equation, but a crawl mode for the remains a possibility.

As our illustration shows, styling meld many of the design seen on the latest Grand with the more compact of a smaller vehicle measuring 180 inches from head to

Since the Compass will to reach toward the upper end of the in Europe, where it will be at Fiat’s Mirafiori plant in the interior is likely to take a step forward from the model. Look for more materials and Chrysler’s latest software, including a larger like that seen on the Journey and Charger.

In addition to Mirafiori, Compass be assembled at Chrysler’s Toluca, assembly plant alongside the 500.

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