Look-a-like: Jeep Compass and…

When the new Jeep Compass made its debut it was immediately clear it was a handsome little beast. It design managed to successfully shrink the best design cues from its larger brother, the Grand Cherokee, (aggressive and instantly-recognizable front, squared-off wheel-arches, elegant proportions), while at the same time incorporating a little extra “something” with its optional “floating roof” and the chrome strip that delineates it. But it was the bottom line of the side windows that caught my eye – I was sure I had seen it somewhere before!

After some time of I remembered what car had a similar line – the Aston Martin Lagonda SUV concept. Now, the similarity may not be obvious at first, but observe the way that the window-line has a small up-tick midway through the rear door, and then ends by running into the roofline at close to a right angle. Of course, the Lagonda SUV Concept was far from loved when it came out, but in this case I feel that being mentioned in the same sentence with it is no small complement to the Jeep.

About Krzysztof Wozniak

Kriss grew up in Poland reading German car magazines, before moving to England and graduating to the British magazines, which he still considers the best in the world and continues reading them after he'd moved to the US. In college he promised himself he's buy himself a used Porsche before he turned 30 (not to be accused of having a mid-life crisis), but instead family needs dictated a Subaru Outback. Still waiting for that perfect moment to buy a used 2008-ish Cayman...
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Comments

  1. THIS IS AN AWESOME LITTLE VEHICLE, WILL SELL WELL FOR FCA. NICE JOB

  2. The new Compass is a very handsome vehicle. I think it will be a great success for FCA.

  3. This new Compass has a very classical and timeless look. It will age well and it will sell well around the world.
    Between this, the Stelvio and the Levante FCA will be printing money in the next few years. And they really need that.

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