The 2017 Jeep Compass unveiled this week will be one of the first new Jeep models to add Apple CarPlay stock via the latest in-dash entertainment platform from Fiat Chrysler dubbed Uconnect 4.0.
Available with an option of 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touch screens, the CarPlay enabled Uconnect 4.0 platform was already enabled on the new Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger models as of September. But this is appears to be one of the first Jeep models that will get the option stock when it goes on sale in the coming weeks. The 2017 Compass is expected to be available early next year.
While Apple first added Jeep alongside sister companies Chrysler, Dodge, and Fiat back in 2014 to its list of companies planning to support CarPlay, it is yet to actually add a Jeep model with CarPlay to its list of supported vehicles. So far Apple hasn’t updated its list of vehicles that come with CarPlay to add the 2017 Jeep Compass.
Here’s a look at the new platform from back in September when it debuted on the first Chrysler and Dodge models:
Earlier this year after market accessory maker Alpine started selling a CarPlay display that can be installed in some Jeep models.
Jeep’s Compass reveal from the LA Auto Show this week is below: