Compass heads south

Jeep’s all-new compact SUV arrives


The new Jeep Compass has arrived in New Zealand, boasting “unparallel­ed off‐road capability, premium finishes and a redesigned interior with upgraded technology and premium appointmen­ts.”

The Compass hits the showroom this month with Jeep’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) across the range, including intelligen­t speed assist, traffic sign recognitio­n, pedestrian emergency braking, drowsy driver detection and active lane management system.

Standard across the range it also features convenienc­e tech and spec including wireless charging, keyless entry and push button start, as well as hands‐ free power lift gate and an optional new 360‐degree camera on the S‐Limited.

The redesigned dashboard includes a new 10.1‐inch Uconnect 5 infotainme­nt system and 10.25-inch full digital driver instrument.

The exterior features full LED lighting, new fascia and grille, and sleek, dynamic new wheels.

Ateco Group NZ Marketing Manager Sarah Williams says the Night Eagle features a list of safety technology wrapped in black‐themed upgrades, while the S‐Limited offers unmatched refinement “along with the uncompromi­sed off‐road capability expected of Jeep vehicles.” A complete redesign of the Jeep Compass interior gives the capable compact SUV a more modern, sophistica­ted style consistent with the exterior design in terms of elegance, linearity and high‐tech language.

The overlap of surfaces, materials and fabrics give the new dashboard a three‐dimensiona­l design with a horizontal ‘three‐layer’ developmen­t. A central horizontal dashboard panel features ultra‐slim air intakes. The redesigned central tunnel is now in a higher position and offers almost five litres of storage under the central armrest compartmen­t with an additional 2.4‐litre compartmen­t next to the gear lever suitable for a mini‐tablet or other small accessorie­s. These smart solutions have increased storage compartmen­t space in the Jeep Compass almost three‐fold.

The New Jeep Compass S‐Limited variant became available in New Zealand in May, with the Night Eagle expected from July.

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