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    There's A Lot of Interest for the 2017 Lincoln Continental


    The Lincoln Continental is turning out to be very popular with potential buyers. Automotive News reports that Lincoln has a list of 40,000 people who are interested buying the Continental.

     

    “People are asking a lot of questions about the car. This is the most buzz I’ve seen in a long, long time,” said Dan Marks, chairman of the Lincoln National Dealer Council.

     

    The list in question is the Continental “hand raiser” list, comprising of consumers who have provided contact information to follow-up once more information is provided. According to Matt VanDyke, director of global Lincoln, this list is longer than the one for the MKX crossover. But trying to get interested consumers into buyers is going to be a difficult task. One that could make or break the Continental.

     

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    If I was Lincoln, I would pull a page from Tesla and offer something special to the first 40K customers who are willing to put down say $1K dollars. Then you see who is really interested versus being a buyer. I wish Chevy would do something like this for the BOLT.

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    ^ That's a good idea. It actually gets some commitment and the best sample of who's actually willing to buy.

     

    What's Tesla giving? 

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    It's an interesting car.

     

    And they got a lot of commotion going on for it, and the styling - especially the interior looks the part.

     

    I think against the S90, it stacks up quite nice.

     

    The CT6 base model has its interior stripped quite a bit to get at that price. 

     

    The S90 being based on the XC90, it's no featherweight. The base model of that car is projected to be like 4300 lbs. 

     

    I think offering the 2.7 for like $47,500 - like the base model S90, would be an interesting comparison.

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    Of the

    "40,000 people" .......sub 500

    I.e. Made up bs

    Seriously? Where'd you read that? If so, absolutely bs.
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    Average credit score

    Of the

    "40,000 people" .......sub 500

    I.e. Made up bs

    Yes, I too say " that is " made up BS.

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    Good marketing, some great deals to get it on the road to generate buzz is how you do it.

     

     

    It's like a busy street corner downtown....Interest is always nice, but someone better be putting out........

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    Huh. Ultimately, the big question is- How many sales will this 'interest' result in?

    Exactly. There was a lot interest in the last CTS too but that has not translated to great sales.

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    Well, it's a softer sedan, and softer sedans are doing much better than their hard-edged versions in the market.

     

    I think it'll do as they expect, and any sales here will be a bonus. 

     

    I would make the 2.7 the standard engine however. The 3.7 is really long in the tooth.

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    it's like stopping people in the mall, showing them a picture of a new car, and saying, would you like to have a new car?

     

    SURE!

     

    or its like getting 40,000 likes in Facebook.  it's a stretch to call them real buyers who will pick that exact model.

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    it's like stopping people in the mall, showing them a picture of a new car, and saying, would you like to have a new car?

     

    SURE!

     

    or its like getting 40,000 likes in Facebook.  it's a stretch to call them real buyers who will pick that exact model.

     

     

    Nobody called these people with interest in the Continental " real buyers ".

     

    But its more than " showing them a picture of a new car " . These people have " provided contact information to follow-up once more information is provided. "

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    Well, it's a softer sedan, and softer sedans are doing much better than their hard-edged versions in the market.

     

    I think it'll do as they expect, and any sales here will be a bonus. 

     

    I would make the 2.7 the standard engine however. The 3.7 is really long in the tooth.

    Umm...what? Based off of what information? All we know is that Lincoln has struggled in the sedan market just as much as everyone else (and more so in most cases) yet you think more of the same will make it better? Sorry but changing the name from MKS to Continental does not a barometer of success make so I don't know how can make that assessment Suave (knowing all that).

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    it's like stopping people in the mall, showing them a picture of a new car, and saying, would you like to have a new car?

     

    SURE!

     

    or its like getting 40,000 likes in Facebook.  it's a stretch to call them real buyers who will pick that exact model.

    Which is the exact same thing that I have seen of every company yet some here think that Lincoln is the exception because some people (and yes 40,000 in this context is "some people") said that they "might" be interested. It's easy to market and push these meaningless surveys but I have seen very few bear any actual real fruit. Saying that one car will be successful, as a result of these surveys, makes zero sense to me when you understand the nature of these surveys. 

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    Uh, I'm not saying it's going to get 40,000 sales.

     

     

    I think it'll do what Lincoln intends of it. It's going to do really well in China.

     

    I like it a lot, and I was the among the many who thought it was more of the same.

     

    But priorities are shifting. Drew already thinks in terms of style this is above the G90. I'm not alone among the many actually that like this vehicle.

     

    And they've been quick to say it's not going up against some Mercedes S-Class AMG or Cadillac CT6-V.

     

    They've been quite blunt about what the vehicle is, and and I'm very sure that some aspects are going to be very class-competitive. Such as the interior, the bespoke audio system and trick AWD system that can mimic RWD handling dynamics, such as using true torque vectoring to power outside corner wheels in a turn. 

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    Uh, I'm not saying it's going to get 40,000 sales.

     

     

    I think it'll do what Lincoln intends of it. It's going to do really well in China.

     

    I like it a lot, and I was the among the many who thought it was more of the same.

     

    But priorities are shifting. Drew already thinks in terms of style this is above the G90. I'm not alone among the many actually that like this vehicle.

     

    And they've been quick to say it's not going up against some Mercedes S-Class AMG or Cadillac CT6-V.

     

    They've been quite blunt about what the vehicle is, and and I'm very sure that some aspects are going to be very class-competitive. Such as the interior, the bespoke audio system and trick AWD system that can mimic RWD handling dynamics, such as using true torque vectoring to power outside corner wheels in a turn. 

    Um, I never said that you did say that it would sell 40,000. I said that surveys mean jack squat. Don't know how you could read that any other way Suave.

     

    And that is still not a very convincing argument (only because I have heard this said about multiple Lincolns over the last two decades with opposite results) but we can agree to disagree.

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    Sure.

     

    I'm not playing this announcement up at all. In the Tesla thread I mentioned how paid deposits are much better indicators of purchase intention than this.

     

    But yeah, in terms of paper stats, I was expecting this vehicle to be a total fail.

     

    But on paper and in person, it's a lot more favourable than I thought. And it's competition in terms of core product is the Volvo S90.

     

    I think the Volvo has a better interior, but more in terms of styling, not materials. We know for a fact that the Lincoln, surprisingly, will have a newer AWD system. We know that weights will be similar, because the Volvo Scalable Product Architecture is kinda heavy.

     

    Based on how newer Fords and Lincoln have very pleasing road manners, it's not hard to imagine a more isolated, cocooned luxo-barge won't deliver on passenger comfort. 

     

    I'll continue to say this. This car has created a brand awareness of Lincoln that is missing. Most likely someone will go to a Lincoln dealer without ever doing so ever before. 

     

    I like this car. If I could swing the coin, I'd buy both this and the CT6. But if I could only pick one, I would test drive both. I'm not much of a hardened driver, looking to push the limit of the machine. I drive just 5 mph over the speed limit, and usually in the collector lanes. I like relaxed demeanor cars. And I like truly like the styling of the Lincoln far more than the LWB CTS....

     

    So there you have it.

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    Sure.

     

    I'm not playing this announcement up at all. In the Tesla thread I mentioned how paid deposits are much better indicators of purchase intention than this.

     

    But yeah, in terms of paper stats, I was expecting this vehicle to be a total fail.

     

    But on paper and in person, it's a lot more favourable than I thought. And it's competition in terms of core product is the Volvo S90.

     

    I think the Volvo has a better interior, but more in terms of styling, not materials. We know for a fact that the Lincoln, surprisingly, will have a newer AWD system. We know that weights will be similar, because the Volvo Scalable Product Architecture is kinda heavy.

     

    Based on how newer Fords and Lincoln have very pleasing road manners, it's not hard to imagine a more isolated, cocooned luxo-barge won't deliver on passenger comfort. 

     

    I'll continue to say this. This car has created a brand awareness of Lincoln that is missing. Most likely someone will go to a Lincoln dealer without ever doing so ever before. 

     

    I like this car. If I could swing the coin, I'd buy both this and the CT6. But if I could only pick one, I would test drive both. I'm not much of a hardened driver, looking to push the limit of the machine. I drive just 5 mph over the speed limit, and usually in the collector lanes. I like relaxed demeanor cars. And I like truly like the styling of the Lincoln far more than the LWB CTS....

     

    So there you have it.

    That's fair enough but it seems like you are just using your personal opinion of it to shape it's reasons for succeeding when that is not really best indicator of such. There's just a few million or more drivers that have to be convinced of the same thing. Just saying. :D

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    it's like stopping people in the mall, showing them a picture of a new car, and saying, would you like to have a new car?

     

    SURE!

     

    or its like getting 40,000 likes in Facebook.  it's a stretch to call them real buyers who will pick that exact model.

    Which is the exact same thing that I have seen of every company yet some here think that Lincoln is the exception because some people (and yes 40,000 in this context is "some people") said that they "might" be interested. It's easy to market and push these meaningless surveys but I have seen very few bear any actual real fruit. Saying that one car will be successful, as a result of these surveys, makes zero sense to me when you understand the nature of these surveys. 

     

    not at all disagreeing with you.  the auto show here recently, they gave away a stupid burlap bag if you signed up on chevy's iPad and they had a new Malibu right next to it.  Bet they got the addresses of several thousand 'Malibu buyers'....when all they wanted was the bag.

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    Sure.

     

    I'm not playing this announcement up at all. In the Tesla thread I mentioned how paid deposits are much better indicators of purchase intention than this.

     

    But yeah, in terms of paper stats, I was expecting this vehicle to be a total fail.

     

    But on paper and in person, it's a lot more favourable than I thought. And it's competition in terms of core product is the Volvo S90.

     

    I think the Volvo has a better interior, but more in terms of styling, not materials. We know for a fact that the Lincoln, surprisingly, will have a newer AWD system. We know that weights will be similar, because the Volvo Scalable Product Architecture is kinda heavy.

     

    Based on how newer Fords and Lincoln have very pleasing road manners, it's not hard to imagine a more isolated, cocooned luxo-barge won't deliver on passenger comfort. 

     

    I'll continue to say this. This car has created a brand awareness of Lincoln that is missing. Most likely someone will go to a Lincoln dealer without ever doing so ever before. 

     

    I like this car. If I could swing the coin, I'd buy both this and the CT6. But if I could only pick one, I would test drive both. I'm not much of a hardened driver, looking to push the limit of the machine. I drive just 5 mph over the speed limit, and usually in the collector lanes. I like relaxed demeanor cars. And I like truly like the styling of the Lincoln far more than the LWB CTS....

     

    So there you have it.

    if the reaction of the new XC90 Volvo what i saw at the recent auto show here is any indicator, i think the new Volvo S90 sedan from a luxury standpoint will have far more 'real' interest than either of these.

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    It's well known that the Continental has a great interior, and recent Lincoln features like the seats and the audio systems are placed at or above top-end Mercedes features.

     

    Add to that the trick AWD system that many in the industry recognize as one of the best, it's hard not imagine this car not doing quite well.

     

    And in China i'ts going to sell. Really, really, well.

     

    I'm not kidding. You don't have to like the car. But to pretend that this vehicle isn't delivering exactly what they say it does - namely top-end creature comforts,,, I can't help anyone not recognize that.

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    It's well known that the Continental has a great interior, and recent Lincoln features like the seats and the audio systems are placed at or above top-end Mercedes features.

     

    Add to that the trick AWD system that many in the industry recognize as one of the best, it's hard not imagine this car not doing quite well.

     

    And in China i'ts going to sell. Really, really, well.

     

    I'm not kidding. You don't have to like the car. But to pretend that this vehicle isn't delivering exactly what they say it does - namely top-end creature comforts,,, I can't help anyone not recognize that.

    So if I don't think it measures up the same way you say it does (even though neither one of us have driven it), then my thoughts don't matter? Is that what you are saying? I mean if you can't help anyone recognize that (using your words here) then that must mean you somehow think your opinion has more weight than anyone else who disagrees with your assessment. Why the absolute thinking over something that is purely subjective up to this point?

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    Actually I can tell almost exactly how it will drive.

     

    It'll drive like a sharper version of a new Lincoln MKX. It'll probably be faster than it by an appreciable amount.

     

    The AWD system will help powering through corners.

     

    Generally the auto press that has driven the new MKX have said quite simply that it is be the best crossover for those who want a pillowy soft ride, but atleast content driving dynamics - much better than any competing Lexus or Acura.

     

    The XTS does that, but unlike the Lincoln, it had a pretty harsh ride with the large wheel options and Magnetic ride control. The MKX on the other hand, even with the large wheel option on a loaded model handled Detroit's bombed roads just fine.

     

    And yes. The vehicle will deliver exactly to the customer that Lincoln says it will. I mean they are pretty forthcoming, if you want a sports sedan, this ain't it. And most likely it'll have some inspired driving. It may even upset a Lexus LS.  

     

    There's a whole lot of nonsense going around that the driving dynamics of this vehicle will be incompetent, and its just ridiculous stupidity. 

     

    If there's any company that knows how tune a steering rack right on a FWD based car that has a a good amount of power it's Ford Mo Co. You can look at all the Ford Performance branded cars as proof of it. The agility of the MKX - for its intended purpose, surprised almost every journalist. It's a fact.

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      All-new 2017 Jeep Compass 4x2 and 4x4 models are equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission. This proven transmission features a 6.68 ratio spread and a 4.438 final-drive ratio for fuel efficiency at faster speeds. Thanks to its first-gear launch ratio of 18.4:1, the gearbox delivers quick acceleration with smooth, precise shift quality.
      Six-speed automatic transmission
      Available on Jeep Compass 4x2 models, the Gen III six-speed automatic transmission features a 6.635 ratio spread and a 3.502 final-drive ratio for a responsive, enjoyable drive.
      Authentic Jeep design with premium features and open-air freedom
      The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass features a premium, sculptural design aesthetic. The exterior design is expressive and emotional with a wide stance and exceptional glass-to-wheel proportions. The all-new compact SUV is immediately recognizable as a Jeep with its distinctive traditional Jeep design cues. Jeep designers gave the legendary seven-slot grille a fresh look by setting each of the individual chrome slots in a Gloss Black field. Headlamp bezels featuring a black outline add personality and attitude to the front of the all-new Jeep Compass.
      The exterior of the 2017 Jeep Compass features a traditional clamshell hood with a double break line and center bulge.
      A fast, dramatic roofline and muscular fenders and shoulders create a stunning profile. The available Gloss Black painted roof adds a unique, premium appearance in the compact SUV segment. An available dual-pane sunroof provides the largest opening possible, connecting Jeep drivers and passengers to the outdoors and open-air freedom.
      A standout feature of the rear of the Compass is its unique LED tail lamps. Slim and rectangular in shape, the tail lamps flow into the liftgate for a commanding yet premium appearance instantly recognizable as a Jeep Compass on the road or trail.
      For added consumer convenience, the 2017 Jeep Compass features a power liftgate helping ease cargo storage.
      Upscale interior design boasts premium features and technology
      The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass interior design showcases a premium interior highlighted by sculptural surface elements and precise technical detail.
      The trapezoidal center stack bezel is a characteristic Jeep design cue and sports a color and finish that complements the interior choice. The center stack houses the 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreen displays. The center console neatly integrates the functional features of the Jeep Compass, including gear-shift selection, Selec-Terrain controls, electronic parking break, engine stop-start (ESS) controls, climate and volume control knobs, and easily accessible media charging and connectivity ports within the cubby bin.
      The driver’s cockpit is thoughtfully designed and features a 3.5- or 7-inch LED driver information display (DID) instrument cluster. The available full-color 7-inch DID – the largest in the segment – displays information that the driver may configure for easier access while driving. The Jeep steering wheel with integrated audio, voice and speed controls enables drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and attention focused on the road ahead.
      Clever and thoughtfully designed storage solutions are abound throughout the cabin, including a stylish mesh side pocket in the front passenger footwell that can hold a notebook or tablet device, and an inventive multi-level rear cargo floor.
      Advanced technology that delivers thorough use of all-new infotainment systems
      The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass offers four new Uconnect systems for North America (Uconnect 5.0, 7.0, 8.4 and 8.4NAV), delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features that drivers and passengers desire, including the segment’s largest full-color LED instrument cluster.
      The new lineup includes easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster startup times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics.
      New Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features
      The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is equipped with the Uconnect 7.0, 8.4 or 8.4NAV systems and includes the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features.
      Apple CarPlay
      Seamlessly integrates an iPhone with the vehicle’s built-in display and controls in addition to featuring Siri Voice control. iPhone-equipped drivers can make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, and receive voice-guided navigation optimized for traffic conditions and more, while staying focused on the road.
      Android Auto
      System shares useful information when driving and makes it easy to access the best of Google technology. Featuring Google Maps with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance; on-demand access to 30 million songs with Google Play Music; plus the ability to place phone calls or send and receive messages while keeping hands on the wheel; and ask Google search any question. Android Auto also makes it easy to access popular apps and content from the Uconnect system’s touchscreen.
      Drivers and passengers also have an abundance of infotainment features at their fingertips with SiriusXM Radio, Travel Link, Traffic and Guardian Connected Services that provide real-time information.
      More than 70 available advanced safety and security features
      Safety and security were paramount in the development of the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass, which offers more than 70 available active and passive safety and security features. Consumers can drive with confidence as Compass includes “safety cage” construction with more than 65 percent high-strength steel. Available features include Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and seven standard air bags.
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    • By William Maley
      Previous Page Next Page Jeep's compact crossovers, the Compass and Patriot, were never the vehicles they could have been. The poor powertrains, questionable interiors, and lack of features kept them well behind the pack. Yet, these two models were big sellers, but that might due to big discounts on offer. Earlier this year, Jeep unveiled the replacement for the two models, the 2017 Compass which appears to be a big improvement.
      The Compass' new design is a mashup of the larger Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. The front end features the iconic seven-slot grille and a similar headlight design to the Grand Cherokee. The side profile shows off sculpting along the doors and bulging fenders. In terms of size, the new Compass is about two inches shorter than the outgoing Compass/Patriot, but is about the same in terms of width and height. 
      The interior is a huge step forward with ideas taken from the Renegade and Cherokee. Three UConnect systems will be offer, ranging in size from 5 to 8.4 inches. Interestingly, the Compass offers more cargo space than the larger Cherokee. With the rear seats up, the Compass offers 27 cubic feet of space vs the 25 found in the Cherokee. Fold the rear seats and Compass offers five more cubic feet than the Cherokee (60 vs. 55).
      There will be only engine on offer for the U.S.-Spec Compass; the 2.4L Tigershark four-cylinder with 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual comes standard for either front-wheel or 4x4 models. Automatics are available as an option; six-speeds for front-wheel drive models and nine-speeds for 4x4 models. Most Compass 4x4 models will get Jeep Active Drive which acts like most all-wheel drive systems - sending power to the front wheels until there is a loss of traction and power is sent to the rear wheels. Opt for the Compass Trailhawk and you'll get Active Drive Low - a full-time 4x4 system with a 20:1 crawl ratio. Both systems come with Jeep's Selec-Terrain that adjust various powertrain and 4x4 systems to whatever terrain you find yourself on.
      No word on when the Compass will go on sale.
      Source: Jeep
      Press Release is on Page 2
      2017 Jeep® Compass: An all-new global compact SUV delivering unsurpassed 4x4 capability, world-class on-road driving dynamics, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains and premium styling
      Most capable compact SUV ever with the most advanced 4x4 systems in its class Jeep® Active Drive Jeep Active Drive Low Premium, distinguished, authentic Jeep exterior styling includes open-air dual-pane sunroof Interior includes sculptured forms, high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology FCA’s “small wide 4x4 architecture” combines best-in-class capability with exceptional on-road driving dynamics 17 fuel-efficient powertrain options for markets around the world North American models powered by the fuel-efficient 2.4-liter Tigershark, delivering up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg) Engine stop-start (ESS) results in increased fuel efficiency Choice of three transmissions: Class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission for 4x4 models Six-speed automatic transmission for 4x2 models Six-speed manual transmission for 4x2 and 4x4 models Fourth-generation Uconnect system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and the choice of 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-zoom capability Packed with more than 70 available advanced safety and security features Built in four countries for consumers all around the globe November 17, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The all-new 2017 Jeep® Compass expands the brand’s global reach with an unmatched combination of attributes that includes legendary and best-in-class 4x4 off-road capability, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, premium and authentic Jeep design, superior on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings.
      A truly global all-new compact SUV, the 2017 Jeep Compass will be manufactured in Brazil, China, Mexico and India, for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world.
      “Our all-new 2017 Jeep Compass enters an extremely important and growing segment worldwide, and does so with an unmatched list of attributes that includes benchmark 4x4 off-road capability, exceptional on-road driving dynamics, fuel-efficient powertrains, countless advanced technology and safety features, all wrapped in a premium, authentic Jeep design,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Built around the world for customers everywhere, Jeep Compass raises the bar in the compact-SUV segment.”
      The 2017 Jeep Compass is available in four different trim configurations: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk.
      Best-in-class off-road capability with two leading 4x4 systems
      The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass delivers best-in-class off-road capability, courtesy of two advanced, intelligent 4x4 systems, each of which can send 100 percent of available torque to any one wheel:
      Jeep Active Drive – full-time 4x4 system Jeep Active Drive Low – class-exclusive full-time 4x4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4x4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes, plus exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on- or off-road and in any weather condition. For even greater Trail Rated off-road capability, Selec-Terrain includes Selec-Speed Control with Hill-descent Control on Trailhawk models.
      Compass features a disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU), in order to provide 4x4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4x4 systems instantly engage when 4x4 traction is needed.

      Trail Rated Jeep Compass Trailhawk
      For those who seek adventure off the beaten path, the Compass Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class Trail Rated 4x4 capability with:
      Standard Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 20:1 crawl ratio Selec-Terrain with exclusive Rock mode Increased ride height of almost one inch, skid plates and Jeep signature red front and rear tow hooks Unique fascias with 30-degree approach angle, 24-degree breakover angle and a 34-degree departure angle Hill-descent Control Aggressive 17-inch off-road tires Up to 19 inches of water fording Up to 2,000-lbs. towing capability Superior on-road driving dynamics
      FCA’s “small wide architecture,” a fully independent suspension, segment-exclusive Koni frequency damping front-and-rear-strut system, and precise electric power steering combine to deliver superior on-road driving dynamics in the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass.
      Compass boasts a rigid foundation. The upper body structure and frame are engineered as a single unit for a stiff and more mass-efficient structure, and it is designed and built with an extensive use of high-strength steel and liberal use of structural adhesives. More than 65 percent high-strength steel is used for maximizing vehicle dynamics and crash performance while optimizing weight efficiency.
      Advanced fuel-efficient powertrains
      A total of five engines – three gasoline and two diesel – will be offered, depending on the market worldwide. In North America, the proven, fuel-efficient 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine will power the Compass, delivering up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg).
      2.4-liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir2
      Efficiency and refinement also are hallmarks of FCA‘s 16-valve, 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 engine with the MultiAir2 electro-hydraulic, fully variable valve-actuation system. The advanced technology engine produces 180 horsepower, 175 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to the choice of three transmissions in North America:
      Class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission for 4x4 models Six-speed manual transmission (4x2 and 4x4 models) Aisin six-speed automatic transmission for 4x2 Compass models Class-exclusive nine-speed transmission
      The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is the only compact SUV to offer a nine-speed automatic transmission, enabling the vehicle to optimize engine output and for aggressive launches and smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds. The nine-speed transmission is standard on all Jeep Compass 4x4 models.
      Six-speed manual transmission
      All-new 2017 Jeep Compass 4x2 and 4x4 models are equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission. This proven transmission features a 6.68 ratio spread and a 4.438 final-drive ratio for fuel efficiency at faster speeds. Thanks to its first-gear launch ratio of 18.4:1, the gearbox delivers quick acceleration with smooth, precise shift quality.
      Six-speed automatic transmission
      Available on Jeep Compass 4x2 models, the Gen III six-speed automatic transmission features a 6.635 ratio spread and a 3.502 final-drive ratio for a responsive, enjoyable drive.
      Authentic Jeep design with premium features and open-air freedom
      The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass features a premium, sculptural design aesthetic. The exterior design is expressive and emotional with a wide stance and exceptional glass-to-wheel proportions. The all-new compact SUV is immediately recognizable as a Jeep with its distinctive traditional Jeep design cues. Jeep designers gave the legendary seven-slot grille a fresh look by setting each of the individual chrome slots in a Gloss Black field. Headlamp bezels featuring a black outline add personality and attitude to the front of the all-new Jeep Compass.
      The exterior of the 2017 Jeep Compass features a traditional clamshell hood with a double break line and center bulge.
      A fast, dramatic roofline and muscular fenders and shoulders create a stunning profile. The available Gloss Black painted roof adds a unique, premium appearance in the compact SUV segment. An available dual-pane sunroof provides the largest opening possible, connecting Jeep drivers and passengers to the outdoors and open-air freedom.
      A standout feature of the rear of the Compass is its unique LED tail lamps. Slim and rectangular in shape, the tail lamps flow into the liftgate for a commanding yet premium appearance instantly recognizable as a Jeep Compass on the road or trail.
      For added consumer convenience, the 2017 Jeep Compass features a power liftgate helping ease cargo storage.
      Upscale interior design boasts premium features and technology
      The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass interior design showcases a premium interior highlighted by sculptural surface elements and precise technical detail.
      The trapezoidal center stack bezel is a characteristic Jeep design cue and sports a color and finish that complements the interior choice. The center stack houses the 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreen displays. The center console neatly integrates the functional features of the Jeep Compass, including gear-shift selection, Selec-Terrain controls, electronic parking break, engine stop-start (ESS) controls, climate and volume control knobs, and easily accessible media charging and connectivity ports within the cubby bin.
      The driver’s cockpit is thoughtfully designed and features a 3.5- or 7-inch LED driver information display (DID) instrument cluster. The available full-color 7-inch DID – the largest in the segment – displays information that the driver may configure for easier access while driving. The Jeep steering wheel with integrated audio, voice and speed controls enables drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and attention focused on the road ahead.
      Clever and thoughtfully designed storage solutions are abound throughout the cabin, including a stylish mesh side pocket in the front passenger footwell that can hold a notebook or tablet device, and an inventive multi-level rear cargo floor.
      Advanced technology that delivers thorough use of all-new infotainment systems
      The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass offers four new Uconnect systems for North America (Uconnect 5.0, 7.0, 8.4 and 8.4NAV), delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features that drivers and passengers desire, including the segment’s largest full-color LED instrument cluster.
      The new lineup includes easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster startup times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics.
      New Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features
      The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is equipped with the Uconnect 7.0, 8.4 or 8.4NAV systems and includes the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features.
      Apple CarPlay
      Seamlessly integrates an iPhone with the vehicle’s built-in display and controls in addition to featuring Siri Voice control. iPhone-equipped drivers can make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, and receive voice-guided navigation optimized for traffic conditions and more, while staying focused on the road.
      Android Auto
      System shares useful information when driving and makes it easy to access the best of Google technology. Featuring Google Maps with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance; on-demand access to 30 million songs with Google Play Music; plus the ability to place phone calls or send and receive messages while keeping hands on the wheel; and ask Google search any question. Android Auto also makes it easy to access popular apps and content from the Uconnect system’s touchscreen.
      Drivers and passengers also have an abundance of infotainment features at their fingertips with SiriusXM Radio, Travel Link, Traffic and Guardian Connected Services that provide real-time information.
      More than 70 available advanced safety and security features
      Safety and security were paramount in the development of the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass, which offers more than 70 available active and passive safety and security features. Consumers can drive with confidence as Compass includes “safety cage” construction with more than 65 percent high-strength steel. Available features include Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and seven standard air bags.
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