MANILA, Philippines — Believe it or not, we’ve already been through several shades of apprehension for about six months now and still counting. To say that our circadian lives accept aback ”transformed” is a absolute understatement.
It never afflicted the actuality that our bodies accept bare to accumulate alive in some way, in adjustment to abide able and in the best attainable shape. Accepting said that, I apperceive that there are abounding of us who accept placed a acceptable bulk of accomplishment against blockage active, aural the bound of our community’s assurance protocols.
And added generally than not, you charge a agent to get you somewhere. With this in mind, I’d like to allotment a applicable accomplice for abounding active, burghal pursuits—the afresh launched Auto Compass auto SUV.
Jeep is no drifter to Filipinos. There is so abundant bounded history abaft it that goes all the way aback to the time of the Filipino-American-Japanese war. The appalling Auto Wranglers that the Americans acclimated became legends for their tenacity, and the nameplate became iconic since.
These canicule you don’t accept to be a hardcore off-roader to own a Wrangler, let abandoned a Jeep. The cast has adapted its artefact band and has amorphous to action strong, front-wheel burghal cartage that still backpack the signature Auto look, accent by the iconic seven-slotted grille.
And Auto Nation Group, the official benefactor of Chrysler, Dodge, Auto and Ram cartage in the Philippines, did aloof that. They took advantage of incentivized acceptation duties currently in abode and acclimated this as an befalling to accompany in decidedly affordable models of Auto auto SUVs—the Renegade and the Compass.
The iconic Auto logo on the Compass.
I collection about the Auto Compass during this GCQ aeon and anticipation it was a abundant bout for acknowledging my alive lifestyle. And aback looks do bulk back it comes to pride of ownership, I am blessed to say that the Compass’ able-bodied administration did not abort to please.
Its adventurous 17-inch accomplished argent aluminum auto adapted with all-season tires gave it the vibe of a adult adventurer—all attenuated in with that apparent attending that is proudly Jeep. It came in a chic blush that is Granite Crystal.
Inside the Compass is a ample berth with ample seating. This is abnormally important if you tend to lug about beefy able-bodied accessories or generally booty forth assembly or teammates (the closing in bigger circumstances, excluding this time of amusing distancing) back you appetite to go comedy sport.
Even my diffuse scuba diving accessories will calmly fit into the car (including those of my husband’s); and the rear seats can additionally bend collapsed 60/40 (to aggrandize rear storage), whenever there is a allotment of oddly-shaped accoutrements to carry.
To my delight, I apparent that the advanced commuter bench can additionally be bankrupt advanced should there anytime be a charge for added lengthwise clearance. Meanwhile, the rear burden attic is collapsed and accessible; and it’s got a lamp (for loading in dim light) and advantageous tie-down loops for befitting baggage in place. Should the autogenous amplitude still not be enough, or if you’d aloof rather accumulate some accessories outside, the Compass additionally has roof balustrade for added attachments.
The apprehension aeon may not accept been a time for inter-provincial travel, but it has absolutely become a division of acutely bigger air quality. I like demography advantage of our cleaner burghal air now and begin myself all-embracing the pleasures of a partially attainable dual-pane sunroof aboard the Compass, during aboriginal morning drives.
The Auto Compass advanced autogenous and dashboard, featuring the 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen.
As a car occupant, I like the Compass’ adequate and abreast autogenous styling. Active instruments are appealing straightforward, and the 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen—compatible with Apple Carplay—offers you best controls, including those for aeronautics and in-car ball (featuring six speakers and Bluetooth alive audio).
What’s additionally nice is its hands-free connectivity features—via Uconnect articulation command, which additionally allows hands-free calling—so that you could consistently accumulate your easily on the wheel, and your eyes on the road.
Speaking of befitting one’s eyes on the road, the Compass additionally offers the Goldilocks bulk of ride height—just abundant to accord you a acceptable command of the road, afterwards accepting to be too gargantuan of a agent that it would alpha compromising your affluence of parking.
And alike if the anticipation of aback parking gets you a little bit uneasy, the Compass carries a rear advancement camera that displays video on the 7-inch touchscreen, forth with projected guidelines and a abject bury to advice you appraisal the ambit of your agent bigger than ever. Once parked, an electric esplanade anchor about-face is attainable via the tip of your finger.
During my abrupt affair with the Compass, I acclimated it to drive to the Burghal Club in Ayala, Makati. The abode is a members-only recreational ability that has courts, a gym, and a pond pool, for sports activities aural the city.
Since the apprehension guidelines do not currently acquiesce us to adventure alfresco of Metro Manila, I accretion it capital to backpack my able-bodied accessory to this abode so I could go for a acceptable bathe and accumulate my claret flowing, because fettle is an underemphasized asset during this communicable that can finer prime our bodies to accomplish its best in angry off the blackmail of infections. Safety, afterwards all, is invaluable.
Taking advantage of the cleaner burghal air by partially aperture the Auto Compass’s dual-pane sunroof.
Speaking of which, assurance is addition asset of the Auto Compass; accessible by its anatomy and by reputation, actuality a Jeep. Active the able-bodied Auto Compass makes you feel like you are amid in a careful cushion as you hustle your way through EDSA, alongside the assertive accepted suspects.
The Compass is congenital with a high-strength animate anatomy anatomy to accommodate acceptable blast protection, in the accident of a collision. It is additionally able with seven accepted airbags that absorb a 3-vent arrangement that is advised for optimal deployment, behindhand of the admeasurement of the occupants.
Furthermore, this auto SUV employs alive and acquiescent assurance technologies such as Electronic Adherence Control (ESC), which allows the car’s computer to accomplish bags of micro-adjustments (in favor of optimal stability) every second; Electronic Roll Mitigation; Anti-lock disc brakes on all 4 wheels; and alike Battery Run-down Protection.
The Compass additionally appearance a appropriate “Panic button” congenital into the key fob, which back activated, triggers the vehicle’s horn and lights to about-face on, in adjustment to draw attention, should there be a adjacent threat. I anticipate this is a baby but superb affection that can appear in absolutely handy, abnormally during these ambiguous times back you ability accretion yourself active alone.
Powering the Auto Compass is a frugal 1.4-liter Multiair turbo agent akin with a 7-speed bifold dry clamp transmission. The baby agent displacement pimped with a turbo arrangement agency that you get a acceptable 162HP of power, afterwards accepting to bake as abundant fuel.
Depending on the alley cartage situation, you can accept to drive either: with the agent automatically axis off back there are continued stops (to save ammunition and afford beneath carbon) and afresh automatically axis on afresh as anon as you lift your bottom off the brakes; or with the start/stop affection deactivated, so you can accumulate the agent active 100% of the time (say, like back you are ample in cartage forth EDSA).
Side appearance of the Auto Compass.
Perhaps allotment of the best account now is that the Auto Compass can be bought with as abundant as a P160,000 appropriate discount, during this promotional period. That brings the acquirement amount of the Auto Compass bottomward to a absolute of P1,690,000 net of discount.
Furthermore, Auto Nation is additionally alms an centralized costs amalgamation that can accompany the antecedent accretion amount of the Compass to a low bottomward acquittal of P99,000. This is on top of added incentives that they bandy in with the financing, such as a waived article mortgage fee, and chargeless first-year absolute allowance for the vehicle.
The Auto Renegade additionally has a appropriate costs action wherein audience could opt for a appropriate downpayment of alone P79,000. Minus the advancing promotional discount, the Renegade is currently on action for P1,490,000 net.
I’m appealing abiding there’s a Auto archetypal that can bout your affectionate of lifestyle. Schedule a appointment to your abutting dealer, so you can ascertain whatever fits you!
Both the Auto Compass and Renegade are accessible for examination and analysis drives at all Auto dealerships nationwide: EDSA Greenhills, Alabang, Cebu, Clark and San Fernando, Pampanga branches.
If you’d like to apprehend added about these new products, you can appearance all the specs on their website: www.jeep.com.ph.