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2018 Jeep Compass will exorcise memories of the old model, brand boss says

With the small SUV segment growing at an eyebrow-raising rate, it's almost a no brainer to state the importance of the all-new 2018 Jeep Compass when it launches in Australia later in 2017. "It will  be on sale at the very end of 2017, probably December," Jeep Australia brand chief Guillaume Drelon told CarAdvice at the launch of the updated 2017 Grand Cherokee in New Zealand this week...

Moab Easter Safari delivers seven rugged Jeep concepts

Jeep has once again revealed a number of cool concepts for the 51st Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, including vehicles based on the Compass, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler. Teaming up with parts and tuning arm Mopar, the American SUV specialist has created a selection of six new show cars featuring a number of off-road-inspired modifications...

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...