American Automobile Company Jeep is updating its smallest SUVs with new technologies and a redesigned interior ahead of the brand’s push into electric vehicles. New features on the 2022 Jeep Compass include active emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring as standard safety technologies as well as optional 10-inch interior screens and an available driver-assist highway system.The compact Compass SUV is the brand’s best-selling vehicle globally. The new model is scheduled to arrive in North American showrooms starting at $24,995 –$500 more than the current model in the fall.
Jim Morrison, Jeep’s head of North America, said the new features and refreshed design are meant to make the Compass even more desirable in the growingly competitive small SUV segment. Many of the updates were focused on the interior design and technology of the vehicle, while the exterior features minor changes to better match other SUVs in Jeep’s lineup.
American Automobile Company Jeep is set to unveil the 2022 Compass on Wednesday at the Chicago Auto Show. Its debut comes less than a week after its parent company, Stellantis, promised to invest about $35.5 billion into vehicle electrification. The investment includes an all-electric Jeep in every SUV segment. American Automobile Company jeep currently only offers a plug-in hybrid electric version of its Wrangler SUV in the U.S. It also has announced plans for a PHEV of its Grand Cherokee later this year.