Breakthrough Jeep® Compass Conquers All-New Territory for $15,985

  • All-new
    Jeep® Compass expands Jeep lineup — modern design appeals to
    new, youthful Jeep buyers in global compact SUV segment
  • Value
    abounds with excellent fuel economy, cool innovations and long list of
    standard safety features (side-curtain air bags, ESP, Traction Control,
    ABS)
  • Compact SUV segment expected to triple in volume by 2016 in United States
  •  

    Auburn Hills, Mich.,

    Apr 4, 2006
     – 

    Chrysler
    Group today announced the U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price
    (MSRP) for its all-new 2007 Jeep® Compass is $15,985 (including $560
    destination).  A modern-styled Jeep that delivers fun, freedom,
    utility and Jeep 4×4 capability, the Compass provides excellent fuel
    economy, safety and interior flexibility — all at a great value — in
    the compact SUV segment.

    The Jeep Compass will begin to arrive in U.S. dealerships and international volume markets in the third quarter of this year.

    “With
    Compass, Jeep continues to expand globally by offering a fun-to-drive,
    fuel-efficient and affordably-priced Jeep vehicle designed to reach
    youthful customers who may not have previously considered the brand,”
    said George Murphy, Senior Vice President — Global Marketing, Chrysler
    Group. “Compass is a new type of Jeep vehicle for non-traditional Jeep
    buyers. It allows the brand to compete in the fast-growing compact SUV
    segment, where there is increasing market demand for fuel economy, ride
    comfort and efficient packaging in an SUV.”

    Annual compact SUV
    volume in the United States for the 2005 calendar year was 368,000
    units, up from 297,000 units in 2004. The compact SUV segment is
    expected to almost double to approximately 600,000 units by 2010 and
    almost triple to more than 814,000 units by 2016.

    The newest
    Jeep will be available in both Compass and Compass Limited models. Both
    are available with front-wheel and four-wheel-drive capability.

    “Jeep
    Compass will offer customers the confidence and assurance that comes
    with Jeep 4×4 capability,” said Larry Lyons, Vice President —
    Front-wheel Drive Product Team. “Compass is a breakthrough all-new Jeep
    vehicle that provides the utility and functionality of an SUV with the
    performance, handling, fuel economy and price of a small car or small
    pickup.”

    Jeep Compass’ available, active, full-time 4×4 system
    (Freedom Drive I) is recommended for daily use, including driving in
    snow and rain. The four-wheel-drive “Lock” mode is recommended for deep
    snow, deep sand and other low-traction surfaces.

    Jeep Compass

    Jeep Compass includes a standard 172-horsepower 2.4-liter World Engine
    coupled with a five-speed manual transaxle. The MSRP for Jeep Compass
    is $15,985 (including $560 destination), and $17,585 (including $560
    destination) for Jeep Compass 4×4 models.

    Other standard equipment items on Jeep Compass include:

    • Side-curtain air bags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Traction Control and ABS
      60/40 rear split seats
    • Fold-flat vinyl load floor (UltraFloor TM)
    • AM/FM CD radio with an auxiliary audio input jack, cloth seats, 12-volt power outlet, manual windows, locks and foldaway mirrors
    • Silver
      interior bezels and door arm-rests, tilt steering wheel, dome and cargo
      lights, floor mats and a center console sliding armrest that moves
      forward 3 inches to accommodate shorter drivers (the armrest lid
      features a unique flip pocket for storing a cell phone or an MP3 player)

    Additional
    exterior standard features include fog lamps, body-color grille and
    fascias, body-color bodyside molding, black door handles, accent-color
    liftgate appliqué and 17-inch aluminum wheels and touring tires.

    Optional features available on Jeep Compass include:

    • A second generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT2)
      Sunroof
    • AM/FM radio with six-disc CD player and MP3 CD play capability
    • SIRIUS Satellite Radio
    • Reclining rear seats, fold-flat passenger seat, passenger assist handles, illuminated entry, and manual height adjuster
    • Air conditioning
    • Power Group (which includes driver one-touch power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry and power mirrors)
    • Deep-tinted glass
    • Security Group (alarm, tonneau cover, daytime running lamps)
    • Trailer tow prep package
    • 17-inch all-terrain OWL tires
    • Full-size spare tire
    • Removable, rechargeable interior lamp, map lights
    • Speed control
    • YES Essentials® worry-free fabric
    • Driver
      Convenience Group (which includes tire pressure monitor and
      electrochromic mirror, compass, temperature gauge, Universal Garage
      Door opener and Electronic Vehicle Information Center)
    • Nine-speaker 458-watt Boston Acoustics premium sound system that features two flip-down speakers packaged in the liftgate
       

    Jeep Compass “E” Package
    A
    special package available on Jeep Compass adds a number of popular
    features as standard. The MSRP for Jeep Compass models equipped with
    the “E” Package is $18,585 and $20,185 for 4×4 models.

    In addition to the standard features on the Jeep Compass model, the “E” package features the following items as standard:

    • Power, fold-away mirrors, driver one-touch power windows, speed sensitive power locks, Remote Keyless Entry
    • Air Conditioning
    • 115-volt auxiliary power outlet, map/dome reading lamps and interior removable/rechargeable lamp
    • Reclining
      rear seats, driver seat height adjuster, front-passenger forward
      fold-flat seat, passenger assist handles, deep tint sunscreen glass
       

    Jeep Compass Limited

    The
    Jeep Compass Limited also is available in both front-wheel and
    four-wheel drive (Freedom Drive I) and features a standard
    172-horsepower 2.4-liter World Engine coupled with a five-speed manual
    transaxle. The MSRP for the Jeep Compass Limited is $20,140 (including
    $560 destination). The MSRP for the Jeep Compass Limited 4×4 is $21,740
    (including $560 destination).

    In addition to the standard features on the Jeep Compass models equipped with the “E” package the Limited model features:

    • Leather
      trimmed bucket seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel
      mounted audio controls, speed control and heated seats
    • 18-inch aluminum wheels and all-season performance tires
    • Bright front and rear fascia overlays, bright side moldings
    • Driver lumbar support

    Beyond those offered on the Jeep Compass model, available options on the Jeep Compass Limited model include:

    • A second generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT2) with Autostick
    • 18-inch chrome clad wheels
    • UConnect hands-free communication system
       

    Jeep Brand
    The
    Jeep brand’s 65-year history of legendary capability has made it
    synonymous with freedom, adventure, mastery and authenticity.  In
    2006, the Jeep brand continues to deliver on its promise to provide
    versatile, innovative four-wheel-drive vehicles with the introduction
    of the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler and the 2007 Jeep Compass.

    “The
    Jeep brand is on a product offensive, and will continue to grow with
    new offerings that leverage Jeep’s legendary 4×4 leadership,” said John
    Plecha, Director — Jeep Marketing. “We’re solidifying the Jeep brand’s
    foundation with the bigger, more powerful all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler —
    the most capable off-road vehicle in the world — while also stretching
    the brand to reach new customers with Jeep Compass.”

    Sales of
    Jeep brand vehicles increased 12 percent in 2005 to their highest total
    since 2000 to 476,532 units compared with 2004 sales of 427,329 units.
    The positive sales momentum for the brand has continued this year.
    Through March, Jeep brand sales in 2006 are 10 percent more than the
    same period in 2005.

    Belvidere(Ill.) Assembly Plant
    Production
    of the all-new 2007 Jeep Compass will begin at the Belvidere (Ill.)
    Assembly Plant in May. Chrysler Group launched a second production
    shift at the Belvidere facility in March, which doubled the plant’s
    production capacity. The addition of the second shift raised total
    employment at the facility from 1,650 to 2,650 employees.

     

    2007 Jeep Compass Pricing

    (All Prices Include $560 Destination)

                                                          4×2                     4×4

    Jeep
    Compass                            $15,985                    $17,585

    Jeep
    Compass “E”
    Package         

    $18,585                    $20,185

    Jeep
    Compass
    Limited                 $20,140                    $21,740

     

    (All Prices Include $560 destination)

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