If the American manufacturer Jeep is proud to present the all-new Jeep Compass, we cannot say that it is a big novelty. Firstly, this model was discovered last November because it was previewed at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China. On the other hand, the changes brought by this new cuvée are minor. And focus mainly on the passenger compartment (dashboard, central tunnel and completely redesigned door panels). Externally, it will take a trained eye to identify the modifications (new grille, upper part of the bumper revised). On which we will not dwell insofar as the Compass which arrives at home looks like two drops of water to the Chinese model. Instead, let’s focus on the specifics of the Compass intended for our market. Which is otherwise available to order now.
Plug-in hybrid at launch, gasoline and diesel later
Not a flop, but not a great success either in France, the Compass still saw its sales increase by 12.8% (all variants combined) last year with the introduction of two plug-in hybrid engines of 190 and 240 hp. Which represented more than 30% of the 2,267 units sold in 2020. A significant increase in a market generally at half mast and which made it possible to limit breakage. Especially since the little brother Renegade has held up less well (-55.6% and only 4,052 copies against 9,136 in 2019). Also, and very logically, the two PHEV versions are therefore renewed on the restyled model. These are the only two that can take advantage of all-wheel drive, hence their name, 4xe, for 4-wheel drive. They are automatically associated with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Few changes also on the side of the thermal engines. In essence, we find the 1.3 GSE in two power levels, 130 and 150 hp. Traction compulsory, but manual transmission for the less powerful of the two and double clutch for the other.
Finally, it is increasingly rare these days, but being compliant with the Euro 6D full standard, the 1.6 Mjt 130 diesel is still in the game, too. BVM mandatory.
Be careful, however, only plug-in hybrids can be ordered at the moment. For thermal variations, you will have to wait a little longer.
5 finishes, up-to-date equipment
Relatively classic range for the Compass which includes, as it was the case, 5 finishes in total. The Longitude, Limited and S liveries are well known. The Trailhawk adventurer version is back. While the special 80th Anniversary edition becomes a finish in its own right.
The restyling allows the Compass to fill up with new technologies, which was a little outdated on this point. We can now enjoy standard on all models of the’Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless integration, of a wireless smartphone charger, him too or a level 2 autonomous driving system (with adaptive cruise control and assistance centering the vehicle on the lane). From the second Limited level, the touch screen changes to 10.1 “(8.4” on Longitude) and incorporates a voice recognition function (say “Hey Jeep!”) And is also included a digital instrumentation of 10, 25 “. A 360 ° camera is offered as an option on Limited, S and Trailhawk. The 80th Anniversary livery is distinguished in particular by a few stylistic tricks (specific upholstery and rims, badges, touches of black here and there, etc.).
All prices for plug-in hybrid versions
|Motorization4xe 190 ch||Longitude42 700||Limited45 200||80th Anniversary47 700||Trailhawk/||S/|
|Motorization4xe 240 ch||Longitude/||Limited/||80th Anniversary/||Trailhawk48 700||S49 700|