In an effort to spice up the 2022 Jeep Compass range, the new Night Eagle variant is now available in Australia. It features a host of darkened elements, including the grille, special badges, window surrounds and 18-inch alloy wheels.
They all combine to give the vehicle a stealthy stance. The dark tone continues inside, with black upholstery, headliner, stitching and a shadowy gauge cluster, all trimmed in piano black.
The Night Eagle’s interior boasts a 7.0-inch TFT coloured gauge cluster, which works in conjunction with a 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 navigation screen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.
For added convenience, a wireless charging pad is included should the first and second row USB A/C ports be occupied.
Under the bonnet is a 2.4-litre Tigershark petrol engine that can churn out 129kW of power and 229Nm of torque, distributed exclusively to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Should you ever encounter a hazard on your adventure, the Night Eagle features Jeep’s suite of the latest safety technology, including but not limited to intelligent speed assist, pedestrian emergency braking and blind spot monitoring.
Priced from $39,950 plus on-roads, the Night Eagle replaces the Jeep Compass Launch Edition variant and is available in six striking colours.
These include Brilliant black, Colorado Red, Galaxy Blue, Grey Magnesio, Hunter Green and Minimal Grey. Soon to be added to that list is Pearl White, which will be available from July 2022.
The car maker will be hoping the new model range, and the recent launch of the luxurious Grand Cherokee L, brings extra sales down under after a few lean years.
Jeep last achieved a five-figure sales record back in 2016 with 12,629 vehicles sold. The new Compass is said to offer significant improvements over the outgoing model, which should improve opportunities for the brand to grow locally.