Jeep Compass Concept

Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass, a compact crossover SUV, was first introduced in 2007 and is now in its second generation. The first generation of the Compass, along with the Patriot – another variant from Jeep, marked the automaker’s initial venture into crossover SUVs.

In September 2016, the second-generation Compass was unveiled in Brazil and later showcased at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November 2016. This model shares a modified platform with the Renegade, and it is positioned between the smaller Renegade and the larger Cherokee on a global scale, or the Commander in South America.

The Jeep Compass is a 5-door SUV that comes with either front engine, front wheel drive or all wheel drive configuration.

The Jeep Compass Concept

The concept of the Jeep Compass was revealed four years prior to the production model, at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept vehicle boasted a two-door body, all-wheel drive and a 3.7-liter V6 engine. However, the 3.7 L Power-Tech V6 engine from the Jeep Liberty was not included in the 2007 production model of the Compass. Despite this, the production model retained the concept car’s design elements and some features. Notably, the production model Compass came with four doors as opposed to the concept car’s two doors.

Compass Generations

Currently, there are two generations of the Jeep Compass. The first generation, known as the MK49, was produced from 2007 to 2017. The second generation, referred to as MP/552, has been in production from 2017 to the present.

Jeep Compass A Global Vehicle

The Jeep Compass is a global vehicle with a presence in various markets around the world. It has been available in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Europe since 2006 and continues to be sold in these regions to this day.

In China, the Jeep Compass was introduced in 2016, marking an expansion of the brand into one of the world’s largest automotive markets. The vehicle was available there for a span of five years, until 2021.

In South America, the Jeep Compass made its debut in Brazil in 2016. The vehicle has been well-received in the region and continues to be sold there. This ongoing presence highlights the brand’s commitment to catering to the diverse needs of customers in different markets.

Australia also saw the Jeep Compass in its market for a period of time. The vehicle was introduced there in 2012 and was available until 2018. During this six-year span, the Jeep Compass was part of the competitive landscape of compact crossover SUVs in the country.

Jeep Compass In India

In 2018, the Jeep Compass ventured into another significant market – India. The introduction of the vehicle in this region marked another important step in the brand’s global expansion strategy. Since its launch, the Jeep Compass has continued to be available in India, where it caters to the growing demand for SUVs.

The Jeep Compass, a compact crossover SUV, has been making waves in India since its introduction. Unveiled on April 12, 2017, the Compass was assembled at the FCA India Pune plant starting from July 1, 2017. This assembly line didn’t just cater to the Indian market. The Indian-made Compass found its way to several right-hand drive markets such as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Brunei, Japan, Indonesia, South Africa, Nepal, and Thailand.

The Compass available in India comes with two engine options – a 1.4-liter I4, turbocharged MultiAir petrol, and a 2.0-liter I4, turbocharged Multijet II diesel engine. These power-packed engines offer an impressive ride, whether on rural roads or the most modern highways.

In 2017, Jeep sold about 10,000 Compasses in India from the day of release until mid-December, reflecting the model’s popularity among Indian consumers. Interestingly, the vehicle contains over 65% Indian parts, showcasing the blend of international design and local craftsmanship.

As of 2024, the Jeep Compass continues to be a favorite among car enthusiasts. Its price starts at Rs. 20.49 Lakh, with the top model going up to Rs. 32.07 Lakh. The car is offered in 10 variants, catering to a wide range of consumer preferences. With comfortable, contemporary styling, premium interiors, and 8-way electronically adjustable leather seats with ventilation, the Compass offers a luxurious driving experience.


Jeep also introduced the updated Compass in 2024, including a new 4×2 diesel automatic option and the Black Shark Edition. The Compass Sport Plus, designed for performance, offers a comfortable interior, rugged exterior, and powerful 4×4 capabilities, further enhancing the appeal of this iconic SUV.

The Jeep Compass has had a wide-ranging global presence since its introduction in 2006. Its availability in various markets across North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia underlines Jeep’s global approach and the broad appeal of the Compass model.

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