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Compass takes a softer route


Jeep heads takes a new direction next month with the arrival of Compass, its first “soft” off-roader. Jeeps so far sold here have been capable of tough off-roading but now, a decade after rival Land Rover introduced Freelander, the American company has decided to brawn-down.

Compass is built on a floorpan developed by Mitsubishi and Jeep, with the Japanese
company taking the lead role. It will be sold with two engine options, a new 128kW
2.4 litre petrol engine and a 2.0 litre common rail diesel that produces 103kW
at 4000rpm and 310Nm of torque at 2500rpm.

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