Jeep Compass teased with updates inbound for Europe

What does Jeep have planned for the tiny crossover? Maybe something to do with car sharing.

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It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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Whatever Jeep has planned, it won't be for the US, just Europe.

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The Jeep Compass is in for some sort of update over in Europe, after the brand's European colleagues on Thursday teased a YouTube video livestream to do with the crossover. The stream will happen next week.

It's entirely unclear what the brand has planned for the Compass, because the teaser, embedded below, includes only a very vague shot of the crossover's grille design. In fact, it looks identical to the current grille pattern. While there could very well be design tweaks, we have an inkling this announcement has more to do with a car-sharing service.

The phrase "Connected with Freedom" could be a reference to Fiat Chrysler Automobile's mysterious car-sharing platform, called My Dream Garage. This was first mentioned this during Fiat's reveal of the new 500. The service will let 500 owners swap into a number of different cars within FCA's portfolio of brands. Of course, this is speculation for now. Jeep declined to comment further on the reveal.

Whatever comes to the Compass, the changes will be strictly for the European market. Thus, we still don't know when the Compass will receive the plug-in hybrid treatment in the US. The powertrain exists in Europe, but Jeep hasn't said anything about when its newly minted 4xe badge will grace the Compass stateside. We'll learn full details on what Jeep has planned next Thursday.

Watch this: Jeeps shows off its new plug-in hybrid Wrangler, Renegade and Compass at CES

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