Limited edition Compass in SA
REACHING NEW ALTITUDES: Jeep has announced a new limited edition Compass Altitude (above) mere days after launching the special edition Grand Cherokee SRT8 Alpine limited edition.
CAPE TOWN - Jeep seems to be on a roll when it comes to exclusive models as earlier in January 2013, we reported on the local launch of its performance-tuned Grand Cherokee SRT8 Alpine edition.
The 4x4 specialist has announced the launch of a limited-edition version for its Compass - called the Altitude.
The Altitude moniker stems from a competition that was run following the launch of the Jeep Grand Cherokee concept vehicle at the Houston motor show early in 2012.
With more than 100 000 entries from enthusiasts of the Jeep brand, which boasts more than 2-million Facebook fans, the Altitude emerged as the winning vehicle name.
The new limited-edition model continues the “from-the-factory” customised look first seen in the Grand Cherokee concept shown in January 2012.
A distinctive black gloss finish surrounds the Compass’ trademark seven-slot Jeep grille and head lights. The design continues with black roof rails and a black step pad.
The model has 18" black gloss aluminium rims.
The Altitude features power heated exterior mirrors and heated seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and includes numerous safety and security features, such as electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, hill-start assist (with manual transmission) and side-curtain airbags.
The model can be ordered in silver, black, metallic and white.
Compass Altitude (five speed manual) - R295 490
Compass Altitude (CVT auto) - R302 490
Only 199 Altitude units will be available for sale locally making this a rare product offering.