Following the launch of the latest-generation Wrangler last March, Auto Nation Group (ANG) followed that up with a preview of the all-new Compass crossover at the 2019 Manila International Auto Show. It serves as the automaker's latest addition to their growing lineup of all-new models and will officially be launched at a later date.
The Jeep Compass made its global debut back in 2016 as a 2017 model. It sits alongside the slightly bigger Cherokee but looks a lot more like a shrunken Grand Cherokee. The only difference the Compass has is that it gets different front and rear bumpers.
At the rear, it features unique LED taillights with a slim, rectangular shape. A gloss black roof also gives it a more premium feel. Like all other Jeep models in the lineup, the Compass still features the brand’s signature styling cues such as the distinct seven-slot grill, squared-off wheel arches, a high-riding setup, and stylish alloy wheels.
Inside, the Compass is available with a Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system that is available in various sizes, depending on trim level. It also features an automatic climate control system and colorful accents. In front of the driver is a compact three-spoke steering wheel with integrated audio and cruise control buttons, and a dual-pod instrument cluster with a 3.5-inch or 7-inch center LED driver information display. There is also a lot of storage space throughout the cabin to put stuff in.
For now, there is no exact engine lineup yet for the Philippine-spec Compass. In total there are five engine choices for the new Compass; two turbo-diesels and three gasoline-powered inline-fours. In addition, there are also various automatic transmissions available which include nine-speed or seven-speed options.
Pricing and final specifications of the 2019 Jeep Compass will be revealed some time later this year.