Editor's note: This report has been corrected to reflect that the six-speed manual is available on certain trims in both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations.
The redesigned 2018 Jeep Compass, due in U.S. dealerships next year, will offer a new off-road ready trim level but largely keep its styling cues cribbed from the larger Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The next-generation Compass -- which is to be built for North America in Mexico instead of its current home in Illinois -- replaces both the existing Compass and the Jeep Patriot in the brand’s U.S. lineup. Pricing has not been released.
The new Compass debuted first in September in Brazil. It will also be built in China for Asia. Its North American debut was delayed as Fiat Chrysler shifted its manufacturing footprint to build more Jeep and Ram vehicles. It makes its North American debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show.