Jeep South Africa have confirmed that the 2017 Jeep Compass will arrive here in the third quarter of next year. The Compass is being produced in Jeep’s plant in Goiana, Brazil.
Initially in Brazil (and possibly elsewhere in South America) there will be a choice of two four-cylinder engines: a 2.0-liter Tigershark flex fuel-capable petrol engine delivering 124kW paired to a 6-speed automatic, and a 127kW 2.0-liter Multijet II turbo-diesel that will be offered with a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
It hasn’t been confirmed what engine options will be available in SA, but the Compass is released in the USA, it is expected to come with a a tweaked 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder and/or a more modern 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine.
As with other Jeep models, the Trailhawk will be the most capable off-road version of the Compass offering a 20mm suspension lift, different alloy wheels and special tyres, and additional underbody plates for protection.