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CarAdvice podcast 43: Geneva motor show!

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia...

Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says

It would seem that a new model destined for the small SUV segment - where vehicles rarely see a dirt road let alone any serious off-road action - doesn’t really need to be a capable weapon in the bush, but the chief designer of the Jeep Compass disagrees. “We have to respect the capability of what it is expected to do and what it has to do within the design,” Vince Galante said at the launch of the all-new 2017 Jeep Cherokee...

No hybrid Jeep Compass or seven-seater anytime soon

At this week's launch of the 2017 Jeep Compass in the United States, it was made clear to Australian journalists that Jeep won't be releasing a hybrid - or alternative powertrain - version of its small SUV anytime soon. “Could we do it in the future? Sure," Jim Lyijynen, Chief Engineer for Jeep Compass told the assembled Australian media...

2018 Jeep Compass detailed for Australia

The all-new 2018 Jeep Compass will land in Australia in the fourth quarter of this year and, while we don't have exact pricing and specification details as yet, we did manage to find out some crucial local information during this week's international first drive in the United States...

2018 Jeep Compass unveiled at LA motor show, here next year

The 2018 Jeep Compass has been given its official unveiling at the Los Angeles motor show, with an Australian debut due in late 2017. The all-new Jeep Compass launches with four trim grades and 17 powertrain options, offering customers a vehicle built on the 'small-wide' platform, sized between the Renegade and Cherokee...

Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Patriot recalled over airbag fault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, along with the Jeep Compass and Patriot over concerns the airbag and seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy in an accident. The company says the affected models may have a shorting condition in the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) which could cause the loss of airbag and seatbelt pretensioner deployment capability in a collision...

2018 Jeep Compass revealed: Australian launch late next year - UPDATE

UPDATE: a slew of new photos have been released for the new 2018 Jeep Compass. See new shots below, and in the gallery by clicking the Photos tab above. The all-new 2018 Jeep Compass is now out in the open, revealed in Brazil today ahead of an Australian debut set for late next year...

2017 Jeep Compass photographed undisguised in China

The all-in-one replacement for the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot has been photographed completely undisguised again, with the latest set of photos coming out of China. In this latest set of photos from Auto.163.com, we can see that the car wears Compass badging on the tailgate...

2017 Jeep Compass revealed during official photo shoot

If you've ever wondered why more and more car advertisements are clearly computer-generated, there's a few good reasons. One is the god-like control over the environment and weather, but another is to avoid the prying eyes of savvy onlookers. Authenticity remains a powerful lure, though, and it's that hunt that has brought us our first undisguised look at the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass...

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in the US over concerns a wiring fault could prevent the airbags from deploying and the seatbelt pretensioner from tightening, in the event of a collision...

2017 Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement spied inside and out

The crossover that will replace both the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot has been spied again. This time around the photographers managed to snag some photos of the new car's interior. This latest prototype has a smidgen less camouflage than earlier versions. Despite the profusion of swirls, we can see that the new SUV will have crisp character lines along the flanks, with bulges emphasising its wheel arches...