( Worldcarfans ) - The Jeep® brand continues its expansion into new territory and into the world of rallye car toughness with a new body kit from Mopar®. For a limited time, a new Rallye Package featuring Authentic Jeep Accessories from Mopar will be available for both 4x2 and 4x4 2007 Jeep Compass and Jeep Compass Limited models. Mopar is the Chrysler Group's original equipment parts manufacturer.
Arriving in U.S. and international markets in late 2006, the Jeep Compass is an all-new compact sport-utility vehicle that combines classic Jeep cues with contemporary lines. The Mopar Rallye Package takes this sleek style another step, wrapping Jeep Compass' modern design in an aggressive toughness.
"The Rallye Package from Mopar enhances the sleek, sophisticated and expressive styling and appearance of the Jeep Compass," said John Plecha, Director - Jeep Marketing and Global Communications. "It embellishes its modern Jeep appeal and gives the Compass a character all its own."
The Jeep Compass Rallye Package - available in Black, Silver, Inferno Red, Jeep Green and Steel Blue - includes:
Unique 18-inch x 7-inch black-painted aluminum wheels with machined edges and chrome center caps
Roof-mounted rear spoiler that adds performance-oriented styling
Auxiliary driving lights with covers that feature the Jeep logo
Bright exhaust tips that reinforce the Compass' forceful personality
Chrome Rallye badge
Mopar body kit featuring front and rear fascia overlay appliques, lower honeycomb front fascia grille and side sill lower panels and door appliques
The U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the Jeep Compass Rallye Package is $1,985 (Sport) and $1,850 (Limited). Limited production began in April for the United States and international markets. Pre-orders are being taken now.
The Jeep Compass Rallye edition debuted as a concept vehicle at the 2006 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Jeep Compass competes in the compact sport-utility segment, which is expected to grow considerably in the next decade, giving the Jeep brand the opportunity to grow with it. Annual compact SUV volume in the United States for the 2006 calendar year was 520,045 units, up 34 percent from 387,828 units in 2005. The compact SUV segment is expected to continue to grow to 814,000 units by 2016. This is a great opportunity for the Jeep brand to attract new buyers who want a stylish, fuel-efficient, affordable, safe and capable SUV.
Authentic Jeep Accessories from Mopar are available for purchase and installation at Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships across the United States. Mopar accessories are covered under DaimlerChrysler's 3-year/36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty or Mopar's 12-month/12,000-mile Limited Warranty, whichever is more favorable to the customer. These warranties are serviced by Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships.