Sunday, January 29, 2023

Goodbye Tigershark: Jeep Compass Adds a New 203CV 2.0 Turbo Gasoline Engine in the US

heyAnother of former FCA’s historic engines says goodbye, in this case, to the United States: Finally, after decades under the hoods of all manner of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles, the veteran Tigershark 2.4 engine retires and leaves its place with the more modern 203 hp 2.0 turbo gasoline engine that will be used by the entire Compass range in the United States.

It should be noted that, unlike in our region and/or Europe, the 175 hp Firefly 1.3 turbo engine is not offered in North America, but the brand decided to keep the famous Tigershark as it was more suited to its tastes . local public… However, the 174-hp four-cylinder spender has now given birth to a new engine – already of Stellantis origin-, also with four cylinders in line, but as we mentioned earlier, with turbo With a displacement of 2.0 liters supercharged. The question is, what is the origin of this new engine? As we mentioned earlier, the answer lies within the Italian-American group: it’s the same driver behind the Alfa Romeo Tonale and its American “brother”, the Dodge Hornet. In this case, aiming for a more familiar proposition than sporty rather than the Hornet’s 272cv, it makes 203cv and 30.5kg of torque, well above the Tigershark’s figures. The transmission, for its part, is an automatic box with an 8-speed torque converter, unlike the Brazilian model which is equipped with a 6-speed automatic.

The other novelty of the model year 2023 series is that the entire series—always referring to the US market—will have all-wheel drive as standard, eliminating the front-wheel drive versions. Aesthetically, the Sport and Latitude variants get a new 17” alloy wheel design and automatic high beams. At equipment level, the entire range adds a rear occupant alarm: when the selector is placed in park and the engine is switched off, an alert will be displayed on the instrument panel to remind the driver whether He has passengers in the rear seats. Also sum of fatigue detector series.

For the time being, these are the specific configurations for North America, with units produced in Mexico. There are no rumors about the arrival of this new engine in our region, where Compass will keep the current 1.3 Turbo and the Multijet 2.0 exclusive to the Trailhawk variant.

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