Both of Jeep's midsize offerings, the Compass and Patriot, are getting hella old. They don't look like new Jeeps, and their features lack many modern creature comforts. Instead of flooding the market with two new offerings, Jeep is rolling out just one, and it's using the Compass name.
The 2017 Jeep Compass will be an all-new affair, and it will be built in the company's newly established manufacturing facility in Goiana, Pernambuco, Brazil. It's a global SUV, so it'll be sold in more than just the United States.
From the looks of it, its new visage absolutely falls in line with other new products, like Renegade or Cherokee. It's far curvier than before, ditching many of the hard angles present on the old Compass and Patriot. The interior is basically a rehashing of every current Jeep product, with a panoply of familiar switchgear, seat styles and gauges.
Jeep promises that the 2017 Compass will be "the most capable compact SUV ever," although I have no idea what that entails, because Jeep included exactly zero details about its vehicle, aside from marketing fluff words like "superior on-road driving dynamics," "advanced fuel efficient powertrains," and -- my personal favorite -- "open-air freedom."
We'll learn more -- or something, anything, really -- about the 2017 Jeep Compass when it debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.