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Jeep Compass claims best economy

There are no plans for the new look and new fuel-focused Compass to come here.

Unveiled in Detroit, the Compass has been given a new look and new fuel-focused power plant, a 2.0-litre ‘World Engine’  which Jeep says will give it 10.2 L/100km in the city and 8.1 L/100km on the open road with the five-speed manual transmission, while developing 117kW/191Nm with continuously-variable automatic transmission.

Also available is a 2.4 litre World Engine producing 130kW and 223Nm, which when paired with the five-speed manual in front wheel-drive delivers 10.2L/100km around town and 8.1L/100km on the highway.

There are no plans yet to bring the new Compass into our market, but if it does come, hopefully it will bring the US model’s retuned suspension underneath, and interior upgrades - including new premium cloth bucket seats up front, softer front-door trim panels, new centre armrest and new steering wheel with integrated controls.

Standard features include cruise control, keyless entry, air-conditioning and aluminium wheels.