The all-new Jeep Compass has made its world premiere in Brazil, which will be followed by its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The new Compass has started production at the FCA’s Jeep Assembly Plant in Goiana, Pernambuco, Brazil.

A truly global all-new compact SUV, the Jeep Compass will be produced with 17 fuel-efficient powertrain options for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world.

All-new Jeep Compass front All-new Jeep Compass interior

The new Jeep Compass expands the brand’s global reach with an unmatched combination of attributes that includes legendary and best-in-class 4×4 off-road capability, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, premium and authentic Jeep design, exemplary on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom, and a host of safety and advanced technology offerings.

Following its release in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2017, the new Jeep Compass is slated to hit European, Middle Eastern and African regions in the second half of the year.

Jeep Compass highlights

The previous Jeep Compass is the most capable compact SUV, providing style and exceptional performance in all weather conditions. It is available in two variants, Sport and Latitude.

The compact SUV can deliver a fuel economy of up to 7.8l/100km (30 mpg). The powertrain on the Compass comprises a Powertech six-speed automatic transmission, five-speed manual transmission or the continuously-variable transmission II (CVT2).

As a vehicle for all weather conditions, the Jeep Compass offers unsurpassed Jeep Trail Rated 4×4 capability with Freedom Drive II Off-road Package and exceptional ride and handling performance. It has three drivetrain configurations: 4×2, Freedom Drive I full-time active 4×4, and Freedom Drive II full-time active 4×4.

In addition, the Jeep Compass offers more than 30 safety and security features, as well as a towing capacity of up to 908 kg (2,000-lbs).

The available body colors include Black Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat and Mojave Sand. Interior-wise, the Compass is fitted either one of these color trim: Light Pebble Beige, Dark Slate Gray, Saddle Tan, Dark Slate or Light Frost.