The Jeep Compass is getting a shot of adrenaline within the type of a brand new turbocharged model, but it surely isn’t set to return right here.
Jeep Australia has confirmed there are not any plans at the moment to carry the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder variant, which can be produced in Mexico. Australian-market Compasses come from India.
The brand new direct-injected engine, a part of the Stellantis International Medium Engine household, produces 149kW of energy and 300Nm of torque.
That’s up 20kW and 71Nm on the naturally aspirated 2.4-litre 4 it replaces, and which stays the usual engine in Australia.
The turbo 4 is mated solely with a brand new eight-speed automated transmission and all-wheel drive, and Jeep guarantees decrease emissions, a faster (although unspecified) 0-60mph time, and enhanced drivability plus smoother shifts from the brand new auto.
Jeep has additionally added a bigger rear stabiliser bar and retuned the electrical energy steering system,
The flagship Trailhawk additionally adopts the brand new turbo engine, because the turbo-diesel provided within the local-spec Trailhawk isn’t bought in North America. It continues to make use of Jeep’s Energetic Drive Low 4×4 system, with a Rock mode, a 20:1 crawl ratio, and a selectable low-range-type mode, plus hill descent management.
Each Energetic Drive Low and the usual Energetic Drive all-wheel drive system characteristic a disconnecting rear axle and power-transfer unit to reinforce gasoline financial system.
The 2023 Compass receives some minor specification changes in North America, with new 17- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs throughout the vary and customary rear-seat reminder and driver consideration monitoring throughout the vary.
There’s additionally a beforehand revealed (RED) particular version, based mostly on the Restricted, with Redline Crimson mirror caps, a body-coloured roof and decrease cladding, and 19-inch painted aluminium wheels.
The up to date mannequin launches in North America within the first quarter of 2023.
Jeep’s small SUV vary already acquired a mid-life replace for 2022 that introduced a brand new inside, revised exterior styling, upgraded infotainment, and an expanded suite of lively security and driver help know-how.
The updates have filtered by means of to the Mexican, Indian and Italian-built Compasses.
Whereas Australia has acquired these updates, it has but to obtain the 4xe plug-in hybrid which is produced solely in Italy.
This makes use of a turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine mated with an 11.4kWh lithium-ion battery and a rear-mounted electrical motor for all-wheel drive. Whole system outputs are 142kW or 179kW, relying on the variant.
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