The Jeep Compass has undergone modernization, it can drive partly on its own

From the outside, the novelties are not big, nevertheless the modified front bumper is clearly different from the previous model. At the back, it is necessary to look for changes with a magnifying glass – the lights are new and the bumper between the fog lights also differs slightly.

Modernized Jeep Compass 80th Anniversary 4xe

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Much bigger changes are in the interior. The dashboard is completely new, given a larger central display. The new one is not built into it, but sticks out of it like a tablet, which many people don’t like, however, the display is more in sight.

The interior with the new dashboard looked serious.

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At its base, it has a diagonal of 8.4, for an additional charge of 10.1, and the new digital instrument panel measures 10.25. Of course, there is support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as custom navigation from TomTom and voice control. A number of physical controls remained, both just below the display and one floor below the air conditioning panel.

The interior in a combination of beige and brown looks luxurious.

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Perhaps even greater innovation is in the field of functional equipment. The Compass is the first jeep on the European market to offer autonomous level 2 driving, which means a combination of adaptive cruise control with active lane guidance.

Of course, the equipment also includes a number of other assistants, such as autonomous emergency braking with detection of pedestrians and cyclists, reading traffic signs or monitoring driver fatigue.

Under the hood, in addition to the thirteen-liter petrol engine added last year, which will offer 130 hp with a manual transmission and 150 hp with a dual-clutch, there is also a 130k turbodiesel, which is sold with a manual.

If you want all-wheel drive, you must reach for the plug-in hybrid version 4xe. It offers 190 or 240 horsepower and consists of a 1.3-liter gasoline engine with an output of 130, respectively. 180 hp and 270 Nm, 11.4kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor, which itself offers 60 hp and 250 Nm

However, the ATV is not mechanical here, but electric – that’s why it is also marked “eAWD”. The front wheels are driven by an internal combustion engine with a high-voltage starter-generator, while the rear wheels are driven only by an electric motor.

Note the 4WD Low and 4WD Lock buttons on the transmission selector. The press release does not provide more information on them, but we can assume that one will simulate the reduction and the other the center differential lock.

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The range of the plug-in hybrid purely on electricity is, depending on the version, 47 or 49 kilometers and CO2 emissions are 44-47 g / km. Prices and the start of sales in Europe have not been announced yet, but we can assume that this will happen in the coming months.

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