Jeep is taking the wraps off a redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass that actually looks more like a Jeep.
Fiat Chrysler unveiled the SUV Tuesday at a production plant in Brazil, where it will be built. At first glance, one thing is clear. Jeep designed it to more like a SUV and less like a car this time.
When it originally debuted, its car-like stance drew some criticism. Jeep refreshed it along the way, to give it a more traditional Jeep look, but this is the biggest revamp yet. The styling gets its cues from the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Cherokee.
The Compass is meant for customers around the world, so it will be built with powertrains galore. Seventeen of them to be exact, to fit different markets in 100 countries. However, a diesel for the U.S. seems unlikely. We’ll have more details when the 4X4 makes its North American debut at the LA Auto Show in November.
It will go on sale here in the U.S. in early 2017.