Jeep is unashamed of its internal plagiarism, describing its latest product as the "Grand" new Jeep Compass that "reflects the styling cues of the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee."
That's really not a bad thing as far as we're concerned, the previous Jeep Compass having been regarded as something of a pointless ugly duckling of the Jeep Range.
While sharing its car-based underpinnings with the Patriot, the Compass differentiated itself by being more car-like in the styling department too. Pity they chose the ugly side of that car-continuum, and while I acknowledge the subjectivity that goes with styling, I can imagine this new Compass being a whole lot better received.
The current Compass is not even offered for sale in South Africa anymore, although a Chrysler spokesperson has informed us that this new one is due in South Africa next year, likely during the second half.
Let's get another thing straight here, like most of the other products launched by Chrysler this year, the Compass is not all-new, but rather a facelift, as the side and rear styling has not changed in any significant way like the front has.