Jeep Compass changed residence, switched to front-wheel drive and turbo 1.3May 17, 2020
Jeep has revised the range of engines and transmissions of the Compass crossover for Europe
Jeep announced the start of production of Compass crossovers at the Italian plant in Melfi. The change of residence registration led to a change in the range of engines and transmissions: all Compasses, except for charged 4xe hybrids, switched to front-wheel drive, and the supercharged Quartet 1.4 gave way to the turbo engine 1.3.
Italian-made Jeep Compass are available to order with a 1.3 petrol turbo engine that delivers 130 or 150 horsepower depending on the version. The unit is combined with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed robotized gearbox with two dry clutches.
There is no longer a traditional four-wheel drive with a clutch in the rear wheel drive: only a 4xe hybrid system with the same 1.3 turbo engine and electric motors on the rear axle. Compass is also available with a 120-horsepower 1.6 turbo diesel, but such a crossover is only available with front-wheel drive and manual gearbox.
Until June, Jeep will continue to supply Compass crossovers from the Mexican Fiat-Chrysler plant to Europe. Such off-road vehicles are available with the gas turbocharged Multiair 1.4 in 140 and 170 horsepower boost options in combination with a 6-speed manual or 9-band automatic with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. In addition, you can order an all-wheel drive Compass with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel, which also develops 140 or 170 horsepower.
The “Italian” Jeep Compass differed from the “Mexican” slightly modernized multimedia system with Iconnect services, including roadside assistance, navigation and a Wi-Fi access point. Other innovations include a re-calibrated steering and FSD shock absorbers that prevent rolls.
According to Jeep estimates, front-wheel drive versions in Europe account for about a third of crossover sales. Whether it is possible to convince customers to switch to a charged 4xe hybrid with an electric all-wheel drive system is unknown.
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