The 2017 Jeep Compass and Patriot successor has been spied undergoing testing in the United States.

The 2017 Jeep Compass and Patriot successor has been spied undergoing testing in the United States.

Caught wearing a modified Renegade body, the mule suggests the crossover will ride on an extend version of the Small Wide platform.  The additional length will create a more accommodating cabin with additional luggage capacity.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but they are expected to echo the Renegade.  This means choices could include a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder with 160 bhp (119 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque as well as a 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder with 184 bhp (137 kW) and 177 lb-ft (236 Nm) of torque.  There have also been rumors about a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine but nothing is official as of yet.

The Compass and Patriot successor is slated to be introduced in the second quarter of 2016 and will likely be sold as a 2017 model.

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