2011 Jeep Compass will hit the UK market on 15 April. It is priced at £16 995 for the entry version, but the price can go up to £23 995 for the top-of-range model.

Compass will be offered in either two or four-wheel drive version. This is the first SUV from the company, which will be available in two-wheel drive and it is specially aimed to the hatchback owners who want to trade up. These buyers don't need four-wheel drive, but want the styling, image and practicality of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). However, the 4x4 version will please the off-roaders with its improved quality of the interior and exterior inspired by Grand Cherokee.

There will be four trim levels, with 4x4 Limited and 70th Anniversary versions on sale this month. The entry-level Sport and Sport+ versions will join the range in August.

The engine range includes two petrol and one diesel. These have four power outputs and offer significantly improved performance and economy over the engines they replace.

The Limited and 70th Anniversary models will feature a chrome exhaust tailpipe and sit on new 18" alloys. The Sport and Sport+ come with smaller 17 inchers as standard.

2011 Compass comes with cruise control along with backlit switches for the door handles and locks, power mirrors and windows as standard. The safety is granted by active front headrests, and next-generation multi-stage front airbags with side curtain front and rear airbags as standard.

The automatic climate control is also standard, except the Sport which features manual air-conditioning. Front seat passengers sit in sumptuously padded bucket seats, covered in leather with accent stitching in the Limited and 70th Anniversary models, premium cloth in other versions. A six-way power adjustable driver's seat and heated front seats are standard in the Limited and 70th Anniversary.

Sport and Sport+ models include a Media Centre CD player and MP3 compatibility, while the Limited and 70th Anniversary add a six CD system. All models have four speakers and an audio jack for connecting MP3 players. Owners of Sport+ models and above have a USB socket and can connect their mobile phones and use them handsfree with Uconnect Bluetooth.

The SAT NAV is available as an option on Limited and 70th Anniversary versions. It includes a 30GB HDD and a 6.5" touch screen.

The new 2.2-litre CRD turbo diesel engine has either 134BHP or 161BHP and 320Nm available from just 1400RPM.

The petrol engines are either 2.0 or 2.4-litres. Both feature dual Variable Valve Timing on the twin overhead camshafts. They deliver more power and offer better fuel economy and smoother, quieter operation.

The gearboxes are 5-speed manual for 2.0 litre petrol, 6-speed manual for the 2.2 diesel and the 2.4 litre petrol is available with the CVT2 Continuously Variable Transmission.

Jeep vehicles were first produced in 1941 and they become legendary with their capability.

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Source: Jeep