The 2017 Jeep Compass replacement has been spotted testing in the United States. The new model, which will replace the current Patriot as well, is rumored to be presented to the audience in the second half of the 2016, while the production model should be available in 2017. Though information about it is scarce at the moment, there are some details and rumors which can help us get a better picture of the future CUV. The name for the new Jeep model is still unknown, and it is unclear if it will be called Compass, Patriot or something entirely different. The 2017 Jeep Compass replacement will represent a CUV, meaning in size, it will come between the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Cherokee models. In addition, the new compact crossover is speculated to come with a similar design and engine lineup as the Renegade, though this hasn’t been confirmed yet. The new model is a part of the Jeep’s plan to increase their sales to up to 1.8 million vehicles sold worldwide by 2018, which is an ambitious scheme. Since the CUV compartment is getting more and more popular these days, the new 2017 Jeep Compass replacement better be really good if they think to achieve this goal.
Rumored Exterior Design
According to some sources, the 2017 Jeep Compass replacement will come with an exterior design similar to the one presented on the Jeep Renegade. That means the new model will come with a bit unconventional, boxy shape and aggressive stance. Of course, we don’t expect the new model to be exactly the same as the Renegade, but we do think it will be as unique and distinctive as the latter. In addition, the new model will be underpinned by the same Small-Wide platform which is used for the Renegade. However, despite this information, the two model won’t be of same size, since the new 2017 Jeep Patriot replacement will come with a several inches longer body. The 2017 Jeep Compass replacement will probably borrow the Renegade’s independent suspension setup, as well.
2017 Jeep Compass Replacement – Possible Powertrain Options
The 2017 Jeep Compass Replacement’s powertrain setups are, naturally, unknown at the moment. However, there are a lot of rumors about it. Most sources believe the new CUV will be powered by the same, or at least similar, units as the Jeep Renegade. This means that the new crossover will offer a couple of four-cylinder engines, while the base engine will probably be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mill. The front-wheel drive should be standard, and the new model should come with an optional all-wheel drive. As for the transmission, most sources believe that the new 2017 Jeep Compass replacement will offer a six-speed manual transmission, as well as a nine-speed automatic one.
The 2017 Jeep Compass replacement should be released in 2017. The manufacturer mentioned it should be presented to the audience in 2016, but since the model is still in testing phase, it will probably debut later that year. The pricing is currently unknown.
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