Jeep Compass replacement will be presented at the Paris Motor Show

In January, we have brought you the information that the Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement, known so far just as project 551, would be named Compass. Jeep’s CEO, Mike Manley, had given us that impression in an interview for The Detroit News. But the fact is that some very reliable sources inside Jeep told us the name will not be Compass. For sure. It is just a pity this source could not provide us the final name. Some USA magazines and newspapers call the vehicle the Compatriot, but we are not sure of that as well. What we can say for sure, due to some recent information, is that the C-segment crossover will be presented at the Paris Motor Show.

The Compass replacement will present a powerplant that will be known as 2.0 WGE (World Gasoline Engine), with shared roots with the TigerShark, that will generate 117 kW. In Brazil, where the Compass replacement will also be produced, it will be a flex engine, generating 121 kW with ethanol. The 2.0 WGE will probably be also adopted by the Renegade that is manufactured in Goiana, Brazil. The 2.0 MultiJet turbodiesel engine, able to produce 125 kW, will also be offered. In some markets, expect to see a 2.4 WGE engine. The only transmission available will probably be the 9-speed ZF gearbox already employed by the Renegade, a way to distinguish both besides their length. While the Renegade is 4.23 m long, the Compass replacement is said to be around 4.40 m, according to AlVolante.it, from where we have borrowed this amazing rendering you see above.

When it comes to looks, the Compass replacement will be a sort of smaller scale Jeep Grand Cherokee. A recent scoop from Autos Segredos has shown us the car interior and some other interesting info. It will have 17-inch wheels and 225/60 R17 tires, for example. We could even bet on this name if it was not already taken. We’ll sure have more to say when Paris reveals all its secrets.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.