The Jeep® brand is showcasing three major new models plus two special editions at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – takes the spotlight, with two premières for the EMEA region; the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – the most powerful and quickest SUV ever – powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine that delivers 707 horsepower (as per SAE testing methodology) and the Grand Cherokee 25th Anniversary Limited Edition, a celebration of the model that has defined the premium SUV market since its launch in 1992.
The all-new Jeep Compass – the most capable compact SUV – is being shown for the first time at a Middle East Motor Show, and the top of the line Trailhawk and Limited trims, in Spitfire Orange and Tri-coat Pearl White exteriors respectively, are on display. Both are powered by 172 horsepower, 2.4-litre Tigershark engines linked to 9-speed automatic transmissions.
Two special edition models of the iconic Jeep Wrangler are also making their regional debut in Dubai; the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition – available exclusively in the Middle East, and on display with a Firecracker Red exterior, and the Wrangler Rubicon Recon in Billet Silver with special Mopar® exterior customization. Both are equipped with 284 horsepower, 3.6-litre engines and 5-speed automatic transmissions.
Last but not least, Jeep is also displaying the 272 horsepower, 3.2-litre Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with 9-speed automatic transmission and a Granite Crystal exterior, plus the 180 horsepower, 2.4-litre Renegade Trailhawk with 9-speed automatic transmission and a Solar Yellow exterior.
Middle East première of the new Jeep Compass
The 2017 Dubai International Motor Show also marks the Middle East debut of the Jeep Compass, the all-new compact SUV that offers an unmatched combination of attributes, including; legendary, best-in-class 4×4 off-road capability; contemporary and authentic Jeep design; excellent on-road driving dynamics; open-air freedom and a full array of advanced user-friendly connectivity and safety technologies. The Jeep Compass will be available in dealerships across the Middle East from the beginning of 2018.
Compass features a distinctive, contemporary design aesthetic, striking a fine balance between thrusting lines and elegant proportions, to deliver a genuinely modern look. Jeep designers gave the legendary seven-slot grille a fresh look by setting each of the individual chrome slots in a gloss black field. LED signature headlamp bezels featuring a black outline add personality and attitude to the face of the all-new Jeep Compass.
A fast, dramatic roofline and muscular fender flares create a stunning profile. A signature, full window surround (DLO) – an element that tracks completely around the vehicle, along with the available Gloss Black painted roof – add a unique, premium appearance. An available dual-pane sunroof designed to maximize surface and headroom delivers the open-air freedom that belongs to the Jeep brand. A standout feature of the rear of the Compass is its unique LED tail lamps – slim and rectangular in shape, they flow into the lift gate for a commanding yet premium appearance and make it instantly recognisable as a Jeep Compass whether on the road or trail. For added convenience, the Limited trim also features a power lift gate that helps ease cargo storage.
The all-new Jeep Compass interior design features refined materials and technical details. The trapezoidal centre stack bezel is a characteristic Jeep design cue and sports colour and finish that complement the interior choice. The centre stack houses the 5.0 (127mm), 7.0 (178mm) or 8.4-inch (213mm) touchscreen displays of the Uconnect system, delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features to enhance both the driving experience and the on-board comfort of passengers.
The driver’s instrument cluster is thoughtfully designed and features a 3.5 (89mm) or 7-inch (178mm) LED driver information display. The full-colour 7-inch screen displays information that the driver can configure for easier access while driving and is standard on Limited and Trailhawk models. Uconnect 7.0 and 8.4 NAV include new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features for hands-free phone, navigation (only on the 8.4NAV system) and voice texting.
The centre console neatly integrates the functional features of the Jeep Compass, including gear-shift selection, Selec-Terrain controls, electronic parking brake, engine stop-start (ESS) controls, climate and volume control knobs, and easily-accessible media charging and connectivity ports.
The Jeep Compass available in the Middle East will be powered by a 2.4-litre Tigershark petrol engine with MultiAir2 technology. It delivers 172 horsepower at 6,400 rpm, 237 Nm of torque and is paired to a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
Benchmark off-road capability comes courtesy of two advanced, intelligent full-time 4×4 systems: Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low (the latter with 20:1 crawl ratio) – each can send 100 percent of available torque to any one wheel when needed. Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 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 any surface, on- or off-road, and in any weather conditions.
Compass also features a disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU) to provide 4×4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems instantly engage when 4×4 traction is needed. All 4×4 Compass models also feature the 4WD “Lock” function, which locks the 4×4 traction permanently and can be selected by the driver with the dedicated button on the Selec-Terrain dial control.
Superior on-road driving dynamics of the all-new Compass result from its architecture, fully independent suspensions, segment-exclusive frequency damping front-and-rear-strut system and precise electric power steering.
In terms of safety features, the all-new Jeep Compass – recently awarded the maximum five star EuroNCAP rating – offers more than 70 active and passive safety systems, including Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid, Automated Parallel and Perpendicular Park assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, electronic stability control (ESC) with ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation) system and front, side and curtain airbags. For added protection, Compass boasts a “safety cage” construction with more than 65 percent of high-strength steel.