Jeep Compass Black Edition

Jeep® Compass Black Edition: all-new Black look and sporty appeal for the compact SUV of the Jeep brand

Following a significantly positive consumer response to the concept car revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Jeep introduces in the European lineup the new limited-edition Jeep Compass Black Edition. Black exterior treatment, black-gloss step pad and new 18-inch black-gloss aluminium wheels create the sporty look of the new special-edition model powered by the efficient 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine with 163 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. Jeep off-road capability is ensured by the active full-time Freedom Drive I® four-wheel-drive system. UConnect® multimedia navigation and infotainment with Bluetooth UConnect® Phone and 9-speaker premium Boston Acoustics sound system deliver maximum comfort, information and entertainment for driver and passengers.

Welcomed with unprecedented interest by the public attending the latest Geneva Motor Show, where the vehicle was introduced as production-intent concept, the new Jeep Compass Black Edition receives an official place in the Compass lineup. The new limited-edition model boasts a new sporty flair and unique Black look in order to provide a more distinctive appearance and personality to the Urban compact SUV of the Jeep family. New limited-edition model combines a variety of styling cues and functional elements including black-gloss front-end accents to create a unique vehicle with exclusive 'from the factory' customized look.

The iconic, seven-slot Jeep front grille boasts black-gloss inserts that combine to black-gloss headlamp and fog lamp surrounds. A black-gloss treatment characterizes also the roof rails and step pads. Special 18-inch black-gloss aluminium wheels reinforce the aggressive look of the vehicle.

Jeep Compass Black Edition will be available in the four-wheel-drive configuration matched to the 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine delivering 163 hp of power and 320 Nm of torque. Benchmark off-road capability in its category is provided by the full-time, active Freedom Drive I four-wheel-drive system featuring Lock mode. The system is designed to give drivers year-round assurance with the ability to handle rough weather and low-traction conditions as well as slick roads that come with rain and light snow.

Compact flagship of the Jeep brand, Compass combines SUV features and functionality with performance, handling and fuel efficiency. Completely redesigned in 2011, Jeep Compass boasts a new stylish exterior, an upgraded, high quality interior compartment, improved ride and handling, new 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine available in both low-and high output versions and a 2WD drivetrain option alongside the proven Freedom Drive I four-wheel drive configuration that highlights its dual nature: 4x4 capability and on-road driving comfort.

Two trim levels are available for Jeep Compass: Sport and Limited. Both are equipped with the efficient 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine fitted on both two-wheel and four-wheel-drive Compass models. Low-output version of the 2.2-litre turbo diesel producing 136 hp is available on front-wheel-drive Compass models only. The two-wheel-drive configuration is also available on models powered by the 2.0-litre petrol engine. 2.0-litre completes with the available 2.4-litre engine the Jeep Compass engine lineup offered in Europe.

Source: Jeep press

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