5 Doors, Automatic, A/C, AM-FM Radio CD, ABS Brakes, Dual Airbags, Remote Entry Chrysler Korea launched the 2010 Jeep Compass on the local market on Wednesday.
The vehicle is equipped with 2.4-liter dual VVT engine that puts out 172 brake horsepower and continuous variable transmission. The vehicle's fuel economy clocks in at 10 kilometers per liter.
The latest version of the SUV comes with a number of new features including active headrest for the front passenger seat, hill-start assist that prevents the vehicle slipping when starting on a slope and park assist system.
Safety features include electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation systems and the Freedom Drive I four wheel drive system.The vehicle starts at 31.8 million won ($27,600) and goes up to 32.6 million won. The Compass was a break from the usual for Jeep. The Compass concept is not as off-road orientated as its predecessors and it doesn't feature a low-range 4x4 option.
The Jeep Compass concept does however retain some of the off-road Jeep spirit with an all-wheel-drive transmission and a 210 horsepower engine.
In 2005 an updated concept version of the Compass was shown which previewed a the production Compass introduced in 2007. Unfortunately both these vehicles lost a lot of the original styling appeal of the 2002 concept.