Compass stays on course

JEEP has released an updated version of its Compass SUV.

It is an important model for Jeep, which says the Compass represents more than 40 per cent of its sales in Europe.

The usual mid-life revisions are present and correct - new headlights and restyled bumpers on the outside, upgraded digital screens and infotainment system inside.

The Compass now gets what is known as 'level two' autonomous functionality, with tech including traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control fitted as standard.

A plug-in hybrid drivetrain will be offered. Other engines include a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol unit with either 128bhp or 148bhp and a 1.6-litre diesel with 128bhp.

Six-speed manual and dual-clutch automatic gearboxes are offered and, because this is a Jeep, four-wheel-drive can be specified instead of the standard front-wheel-drive.

More information, including prices, is due soon.

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