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Jeep Introduces 2014 Compass Facelift in the UK


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The mildly refreshed 2014 Jeep Compass has reached UK shores and is now available for order. Leaving aside the minor styling tweaks on the exterior and interior trim, the most important changes are the new six-speed automatic transmission for the 2.4-liter petrol engine, and the addition of a new North grade that joins the existing Sport and Limited trim levels.

2014 Jeep Compass with New 6-Speed Auto Heads to Geneva for its European Premiere


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We've already seen the 2014 Jeep Compass here in the States as it was unveiled at last month's Detroit auto show, and now it's time for European consumers to get a taste of the updated model as well at the Geneva Auto Salon that opens its gates for the press on March 5.

Jeep Upgrades 2014 Compass and Patriot Models with 6-Speed Auto


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Making their world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit alongside the refreshed 2014 Grand Cherokee are two more Jeep models, the 2014 Compass and Patriot.

Both Jeeps gain a new six-speed automatic transmission that will be available either as standard on certain Latitude and Limited models or optional on the Sport.

Jeep CEO Confirms Diesel Grand Cherokee for Detroit, New Compass and Patriot in Q2 2013


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There's a very good reason why in some markets, including the United Kingdom, SUVs like the Jeep Grand Cherokee are offered exclusively with diesel powerplants, and U.S. consumers will soon find that out firsthand.

At the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit next month, Jeep will reveal a diesel version of the Grand Cherokee, which will arrive in dealerships across the country at the end of the first quarter, the company's CEO Mike Manley told WardsAuto.

Judge Orders Woman who Drove on Sidewalk to Pass School Bus to Wear "Idiot" Sign


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Remember the Jeep Compass driver who was caught on camera after repeatedly using the sidewalk to avoid waiting for a school bus loading and unloading children? The time of judgment came this week and we must admit, it wasn't what we were expecting

The driver of the Jeep, Shena Hardin, appeared in Cleveland Municipal court on Monday where Judge Pinkey S. Carr not only suspended her license for 30 days and ordered her to pay $250 in court costs, but she is also making her wear a sign that says, "Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus"!

Jeep to Display Special Edition Versions of Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Compass in Paris


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In view of the lack of any new production or concept models, Jeep's stand at this year's Paris Motor Show will be occupied by the European premieres of three special edition versions, all of which have already been presented in North America.

The most impressive of the three is no doubt the Grand Cherokee SRT Limited Edition available exclusively in a Bright White finish with blacked-out exterior details and Gloss-Black and chromed 20-inch alloy wheels.

Jeep Driver Uses Sidewalk to Bypass School Bus Only to Find a Cop on the Other Side…


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We guess you could say justice was served in the case of 32-year-old Shena Hardin, of Cleveland, who reportedly had the bad habit of using the sidewalk whenever she saw a school bus to avoid waiting for the children to exit or enter the vehicle.

After seeing the same thing happening over and over again, a Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) bus driver decided to take matters in his own hands by calling the police to capture the woman red handed.

Sure enough, Hardin appeared with her silver-colored Jeep Compass and jumped on the sidewalk to go around the bus. Only this time, a patrol car was waiting for her just around the corner…

Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge Models Recalled Over Two Separate Issues


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The Chrysler Group has issued two separate recalls for some of its 2012 models. The first one affects 1,689 Jeep Patriot and Compass crossovers built from December 17, 2011, through January 2, 2012, because of a potential problem with the fuel tank assembly's roll-over valve.

Jeep Debuts Murdered Out "Altitude" Editions of Grand Cherokee, Compass and Patriot


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The fans have spoken and they decided that the production version of the blacked-out, production-intent Jeep Grand Cherokee Concept we saw at the 2012 Houston Auto Show in late January, should be named "Altitude".

Jeep says the “Name My Ride” competition on Facebook was so successful that it decided to launch the same 'Altitude' package for the Compass and Patriot as well.

“The fact that well over 100,000 consumers entered our ‘Name My Ride’ contest reinforces the passion behind the Jeep brand' said Jeep boss, Mike Manley. “The extraordinary response to both the concept and the contest resulted in an easy decision to produce ‘blacked-out’ editions of the Grand Cherokee – and the Compass and Patriot," he added.

Euro NCAP Says Jeep Compass "Disappoints", Honda Civic "Impresses" in Latest Crash Tests


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The latest results from Euro NCAP, which is equivalent to the IIHS in North America, brings good news for some, and bad news for others.

The two vehicles tested by the European body are the new 2012 Honda Civic 5-door hatchback and the redesigned Jeep Compass crossover.

Starting with the good news, Honda's compact model was awarded the maximum five star rating, achieving high scores in all areas of assessment and putting it on a par with the top models in its category.

Euro NCAP said that the passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact while the car scored maximum points in the side barrier test. It also offered adequate protection in the more severe side pole impact, and scored top points for the protection it offered to pedestrians.

2012 Mopar Jeep Compass True North Custom Edition Heads to Chicago Auto Show


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After the presentation of the other three Chrysler Group vehicle customized by Mopar for its 75th anniversary, we bring you the first real life photos of the brand's fourth creation, named the Jeep Compass “True North”.

Beginning with the exterior, the Compass has been customized with a matte black finish on the roof, wheel flares, lower fascia, door cladding and black grille, while it also features tinted lights, front and rear brush bars and custom rock rails.

Jeep Announces New Ad Campaign for Italy


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Jeep is one of the two mainstream brands within the Fiat Group – Chrysler LLC alliance (the other one being Alfa Romeo) that are destined to play a major global role in the company's growth plans for the future.

To mark Jeep's renewed lineup in Italy, the automaker is launching a new TV campaign under the tagline "Don’t' adapt to conventions". The first spot is named "Never Adapt" and it will begin airing on Italian television channels on Sunday, October 9.

Jeep's Updated Production Plan Includes Four New Models Covering Most Segments by 2014


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While future production plans for the Fiat-Chrysler alliance's Italian brands (Fiat , Alfa Romeo and Lancia) can change from one moment to the other for a variety of reasons, up until now, the American branch of the group has proved to be more reliable and on time when it comes to new projects.

At a recent investors presentation in Germany, the Fiat Group unveiled its product plans for Jeep, which the automaker considers as one of the two global brands in the alliance, the other one being Alfa Romeo.

Under the revitalization plan, which runs up until 2014, Jeep will expand its portfolio with a series of new models to cover all SUV/Crossover segments. The group's –admittedly ambitious- goal is to double Jeep's global sales from around 400,000 units in 2010 to about 800,000 vehicles in 2014.

Multiple 2011MY Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Vehicles Recalled to Fix Steering Columns


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A dozen vehicles from the three core Chrysler brands covering more than half of the company’s 2011 models are being recalled in the United States to fix a potential problem with the steering column.

The recall covers 11,351 vehicles and affects certain 2011 model year Dodge Journey crossovers, Jeep Wranglers, Chrysler 200s, Chrysler 200 Convertibles, Dodge Avengers, Dodge Nitros, Jeep Liberty SUVs, Dodge Calibers, Jeep Compass crossovers, Jeep Patriots, Dodge Grand Caravans and Chrysler Town & Country minivans.

Jeep Compass Priced from £16,995 in UK, Sales to Start on April 15


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The refreshed Jeep Compass SUV will go on sale in the UK on April 15 with prices ranging from £16,995 ($27,783) for the base model to £23,995 ($39,227). Available in 2WD versions as well as 4WD, the Compass is offered with a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty.

Jeep’s 2011 Moab Easter Safari Specials in Pictures and on Video


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Earlier today, we showed you the Jeep Wrangler JK-8 Independence pickup truck [DIY] conversion, and now its time to give you a sneak peek of the rest of the vehicles Jeep and Mopar are planning to bring to the upcoming 45th annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Utah on April 16.

The list includes the Jeep Compass Canyon, Cherokee Overland, Grand Cherokee Off-road Edition, Wrangler Renegade, Wrangler Pork Chop, Wrangler Blue Crush and the Mopar Ram Truck Runner.

One of the most impressive looking models is the Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush, which is said to combine “high-speed off-road racing and rock-crawling capability.” The high-riding Wrangler packs a Mopar 426 cubic-inch HEMI V8 with 540 horsepower that is paired with a 545RFE performance transmission and a gear-drive transfercase.

Jeep Announces 70th Anniversary Edition Models at Detroit Motor Show


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After releasing a barrage of refreshed models, Chrysler's Jeep division is now banking on a series of special edition models created to celebrate the brand's 70th anniversary.

“As part of our celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Jeep brand, we are creating stunning, premium special-edition models of each vehicle in our lineup that pay homage to the history of the legendary Jeep brand,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO of Jeep.

2011MY Jeep Compass Facelift Priced from $19,295*, or Nearly $4,000 More than the 2010MY


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The Grand Cherokee-like nose job and the upgraded standard equipment have had a negative impact on the 2011 Jeep Compass' sticker price as the refreshed crossover model will reach showrooms next month with a starting price of $19,295, not including a (*) $700 destination fee. That's close to $4,000 more than the pre-facelift 2010MY Compass, which retailed for $15,365.

2011 Jeep Compass Receives "Grand" Facelift: Official Details and Photo Gallery


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The Chrysler Group has officially revealed the refreshed for the 2011 model year Jeep Compass crossover, which will go on sale in the U.S. within the next few weeks. In a similar fashion to its sister model, the 2011 Patriot, which looks like a smaller Liberty / Cherokee, the 2011 Compass bears a strong resemblance to Jeep's flagship, the new Grand Cherokee.

In fact, the SUV's restyled front end appears to have been directly lifted off the larger Jeep model. The new headlamps and the traditional Jeep grille with seven slots are joined by redesigned hood and fenders, additional body cladding, new brightwork throughout the exterior and slimmer roof rails.

At the back, the 2011 Compass gains LED tail lamps, new body-color rear spoiler and some trim updates. The newly designed standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, and 18-inch aluminum or chrome-clad wheels that are available on Limited models, complete the exterior makeover.

Chrysler Group's Belvidere Plant Rolls Out One Millionth Vehicle


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he Chrysler Group's Belvidere assembly plant in Illinois reached a major milestone on Wednesday, July 28, when the one millionth vehicle, a natural green Jeep Patriot, that will be delivered to B.Z. Motors Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealer in Lewisburg, Pa, rolled off the assembly line.