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autoviva2010-12-14 11:22:39

Jeep reveals Compass model year 2011

Jeep reveals Compass model year 2011

For the model year 2011 the Jeep Compass is borrowing some design cues from the brand’s flagship model Grand Cherokee. The 2011 version offers improved 4x4 fuel economy and off-road capability in the compact-SUV segment.

With its ride and handling being enhanced, thanks to upgraded steering and suspension systems, the 2011 Jeep Compass has also seen its interior refined. Jeep describes it as a “blend of premium styling, capability, efficiency and value”.

“With the new 2011 Jeep Compass, we’ve applied the premium design cues of our award-winning new Grand Cherokee,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO — Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Combined with new interior appointments, and refinements to the suspension and steering systems, Jeep Compass provides consumers the ultimate combination of styling, capability, fuel economy, efficiency, safety and value in the important compact-SUV segment."

In terms of design the Jeep Compass received a refreshed look that has some resemblance to the all-new, premium 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. New features include the hood, front fenders, fascia and headlamps. A new grille is also part of the novelties for 2011. It has been detailed with a small dose of chrome surrounding the traditional seven slots found on all Jeep vehicles. The new Compass has a more serious look, but at the same time more sophisticated.

At the back of the Compass changes have also been made. The 2011 version gets a new rear fascia, new body-color rear spoiler and subtle, upscale touches including new LED tail lamps and on the Limited model, bright trim on the step pad and a chrome exhaust tip have been added.

Developed to deliver world-class performance in all weather conditions, fuel economy and refinement at an affordable price, the 2011 Jeep Compass’ engine lineup is composed by two choices. The first is a standard 2.0-liter World Engine with a power output of 158 hp and torque of 191 Nm, matted with a continuously variable transmission (CVT2). It also can be coupled with a five-speed manual transmission.

The other engine available is a 2.4-liter World Engine that delivers a maximum power output of 172 hp and torque of 223 Nm. Thanks to the use of dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology on both intake and exhaust camshafts, the 2.4-liter World Engine has an optimized torque curve at all speeds, produces more power, better fuel economy and smoother, quieter operation than engines without dual VVT.

Built at the Belvidere Assembly, the new 2011 Jeep Compass models will start arriving to the Jeep showrooms this month.





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