This uncovered Compass prototype was spied this week, spotted in an official photo shoot at a location in Sao Paulo, Brazil. These photos confirm that Compass is the chosen name over Patriot, as it is shown, badged on the sides of the vehicle. As you can see, the new Compass will have very similar styling to the Grand Cherokee. Underpinning the new Compass, is a stretched version of the platform found in the Jeep Renegade. A new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4-cylinder engine should power the new Compass. Expect to see a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic transmission option for the updated Compass. Front-wheel drive will be standard with all-wheel drive offered as an option. Since Jeep has already announced a version of the outgoing Compass for the 2017 model year, we’ll likely see the new model arrive as a 2018 model. The initial debut of the Compass will take place later this year, at a special ceremony at Jeep’s plant in Pernambuco, Brazil, where it will be built. Expect an American debut and reveal in November at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.