The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass has been caught on camera, ahead of it’s official November unveiling.
Brazilian motoring site Autoo nicked these pics of the Compass at a promotional photo shoot in Sao Paulo, and while it might be a ‘local’ – the new Compass is being manufactured at Jeep’s plant in Pernambuco Brazil – it wasn’t meant to be seen quite yet.
The photos confirm Jeep’s decision to call its all-new compact SUV Compass and not Patriot, with both names believed to be in the running up until now, given it will be replacing the current Compass and the similarly sized Patriot.
The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is built on Fiat Chrysler Automotive’s ‘Small-Wide’ platform that currently underpins the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X.
A choice of in-line four cylinder engines and either a 6-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic gearbox are believed to make up the bulk of the drive-line options.
Front-wheel drive is likely to be standard with all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive being options.
Earlier spy photos have revealed an all-new interior, with plenty of Grand Cherokee styling cues. The Grand Cherokee DNA carries through to the exterior, with a front clip that is big brother all-over.
Jeep is having its share of issues in Australia, with sales retracting significantly over the last 12 months and showing no-signs of recovery. Jeep Australia will be hoping that the new Compass will help turn the sales slide around when it hits Aussie showrooms mid next year.