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2023 Jeep Compass turbo revealed, no plans for Australia


The Jeep Compass is getting a shot of adrenaline within the type of a brand new turbocharged model, nevertheless it isn’t set to come back right here.

Jeep Australia has confirmed there are not any plans presently to carry the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder variant, which shall 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 supplied within the local-spec Trailhawk isn’t bought in North America. It continues to make use of Jeep’s Lively 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 Lively Drive Low and the usual Lively Drive all-wheel drive system characteristic a disconnecting rear axle and power-transfer unit to boost gas economic 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 normal rear-seat reminder and driver consideration monitoring throughout the vary.

There’s additionally a beforehand revealed (RED) particular version, primarily based on the Restricted, with Redline Pink 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 obtained 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 via to the Mexican, Indian and Italian-built Compasses.

Whereas Australia has obtained 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. Complete system outputs are 142kW or 179kW, relying on the variant.

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