November 17, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The all-new 2017 Jeep® Compass features a premium, sculptural design aesthetic reflecting its larger sibling, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, delivering an upscale take on classic Jeep design cues. Its wide muscular stance signals the rugged capability inherent in a Jeep SUV.

“The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is a fresh, premium and authentic Jeep design that will appeal to consumers around the globe,” said Mark Allen – Head of Jeep Design, FCA - North America. “Premium features, including a signature chrome-trimmed daylight opening (DLO) that wraps around the vehicle and a Gloss Black painted roof offer Jeep customers an upscale design aesthetic not found in other compact SUVs.”

Exterior design
The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass exterior design is expressive and emotional with a wide stance and exceptional glass-to-wheel proportions. The all-new compact SUV is immediately recognizable as a Jeep with its distinctive traditional Jeep design cues. Jeep designers gave the legendary seven-slot grille a fresh look by setting each of the individual chrome slots in a Gloss Black field.

Headlamp bezels, featuring a black outline, add personality and attitude to the front of the all-new Jeep Compass. The forward turn signal and daytime running lamps are independent of the headlamp, ensuring functionally uncomplicated forward lighting elements.

The lower front fascia and short front overhang enable unmatched approach angles for class-leading capability.

The exterior of the 2017 Jeep Compass features a traditional clamshell hood with a double brake line and center bulge.

A fast, dramatic roofline and muscular fenders and shoulders create a stunning profile. The available Gloss Black painted roof adds a unique, premium appearance in the compact SUV segment. An available dual-pane sunroof connects Jeep drivers and passengers to the outdoors and open-air freedom.

The Compass’ profile is highlighted by trapezoidal wheel arches and pronounced wheel flares for a muscular, wide stance. A chrome DLO molding wraps around the back glass, tying the exterior design together. An aggressive belt line attitude complements the DLO molding.

The standout feature of the rear of the Compass is its unique LED tail lamps. Slim and rectangular in shape, the tail lamps flow into the liftgate for a commanding yet premium appearance. The tail lamps emit a signature light graphic and will be instantly recognizable as a Jeep Compass on the road or trail.

For added consumer convenience, the 2017 Jeep Compass features a power liftgate helping ease cargo storage.

A 3-inch integrated rear spoiler at the top of the liftgate, rounded back glass and sculpted D-pillar all contribute to the outstanding aerodynamics of the 2017 Jeep Compass. The rear wiper is glass-mounted for a premium touch.

The short rear overhang enables exceptional departure angles, which contribute to the best-in-class capability of the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass compact SUV. Ground clearance ranges from 7.8- to 8.5-inches depending on the model.

Customers have the choice of seven available wheel designs in sizes ranging from 16 to 19 inches.

The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass customer will have 12 exterior colors from which to choose: Redline Red, Spitfire Orange, Laser Blue Pearl, Olive Green, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Pearl White Tri-Coat (Limited models), Bright White Tri-Coat and Rhino Clear Coat (Limited and Trailhawk models).

Interior design
The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass interior design showcases a premium interior highlighted by sculptural surface elements and precise technical detail.

“When designing the all-new Compass interior, we created a sophisticated, elegant environment by utilizing sculptured forms, signature Jeep design elements, high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology,” said Chris Benjamin, Head of Interior Design, FCA North America. “The all-new Jeep Compass will raise consumer expectations of what a compact SUV interior should look like.”

The trapezoidal center stack bezel is a characteristic Jeep design cue and sports a color and finish that complements the interior choice. The center stack houses the 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreen media center. The center console neatly integrates the functional features of the Jeep Compass, including gear shift selection, Selec-Terrain controls, electronic parking break, engine stop start (ESS) controls, climate and volume control knobs, and easily accessible media charging and connectivity ports within the cubby bin.

The driver’s cockpit is thoughtfully designed and features a 3.5- or 7-inch LED driver information display (DID) instrument cluster. The available full-color 7-inch DID – the largest in the segment – displays information that the driver may configure for easier access while driving. The Jeep steering wheel with integrated audio, voice and speed controls enables drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and attention focused on the road ahead.

Precision craftsmanship and high-quality materials are found throughout the cabin of the Jeep Compass. Inboard and outboard HVAC vents are surrounded by a discreet chrome inlay bezel for a precise, refined appearance with full functionality. The contoured seats are comfortable and feature contrasting thread colors in the stitching. The driver and front passenger vinyl-wrapped door trim panels are soft to the touch and pleasing to the eye with contrast stitching that matches the seats. The Jeep Compass features a soft-touch, cut-and-sewn center armrest which also incorporates the contrast stitching found on the seats and door trim panels.

The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass features clever and thoughtfully designed storage solutions, including a stylish mesh side pocket in the front passenger footwell that can hold a notebook or tablet device, and an inventive multi-level rear cargo floor.

Numerous consumer-friendly features found in the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass include available heated seats and heated steering wheel, 7-inch full-color LED instrument cluster display with customizable information, 8.4-inch Uconnect media center – the largest in the segment – SiriusXM Radio, SiriusXM real-time traffic and weather, and Uconnect Services with Bluetooth streaming and other apps.

The four available color palettes in the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass were inspired by active lifestyle adventures around the world.

Sand surfing inspired the Compass’ Sandstorm interior. The color and tone created from the shadows in the movement of the sand when it is disturbed was the inspiration for the design.

Sandstorm-colored cloth seats are embossed with a Big Hex design on Sedoso cloth inserts. Dark Saddle accent stitching highlights the seats, center arm rest and door arm rests. The center stack and air vent bezels are Moroccan Sun II or Anodized Gunmetal. Contrast is added by the sculpted black instrument panel and door trim panels.

Urban exploration was the inspiration for the Urbex interior in the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass. The elements urban explorers relish, such as abandoned structures with wire fencing, concrete and metal tunnels, weathered pipes and interesting architectural details, inspired the Urbex interior design.

Urbex is available in cloth or leather seating. Black cloth seating is embossed with a Big Hex design on Sedoso cloth inserts. The black cloth and leather interiors are accented by two-tone Cattle Tan and Light Diesel stitching accents on the seats, center arm rest and front-door armrests. The Urbex interior theme is completed with an Anodized Gunmetal finish on the center stack and air vent bezels.

The premium Alpine leather interior was inspired by skiing and Alpine sports. The white snow against a blue sky drove the inspiration for the light and bright contrasting color theme.

On Jeep Compass Latitude models, Ski Grey and black seating comes available in Big Hex design Cloth and Vinyl configuration.

The 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk features an exclusive interior and is available with cloth or leather seating.

The Trailhawk interior features black cloth seats embossed with a “Jeep mesh” design on the Sedoso seat inserts and black McKinley leather trim. Customers may also opt for full black McKinley leather seats. Ruby Red accent stitching on the seats, center arm rest and door arm rests, leather steering wheel and center console mesh storage unit add a pop of color to the Trailhawk interior. The front seats feature on embroidered “Trailhawk” logo in the same Ruby Red accent stitch color.

Ski Grey premium McKinley leather with Black Axis II performance seat inserts and Ruby Red accent stitching on the seats, door trim panels and center arm rest are the backbone of the Alpine interior. “Jeep” is embossed on the leather seatback. Ski Grey and black door trim panels complement the black instrument panel while keeping the interior light. The center stack and air vent bezels are high-gloss Piano Black and tie together the premium feel of the Alpine interior.
 
Jeep Brand
Built on nearly 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left- and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Jeep is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.

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