Jeep Compass Canyon will be shown at 2011 Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 8, 2011

The Jeep Compass Canyon, a project based on a new 2011 model that features a Freedom Drive II drivetrain, will be shown at the 2011 Moab Easter Jeep Safari that opens on April 16. This Jeep Compass is one of six new customized vehicles that Jeep intended for this event.

Rocky Road Suspension provided a 2-1/8-inch lift kit for the Compass Canyon, freeing up some space for Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ 225/75-R16 tires that feature 16-inch alloy wheels from a Jeep Liberty.

Front and rear sway bars were taken out in an attempt to get further wheel articulation. Buyers can browse through items from the Mopar catalog such as a cold-air induction kit, cat-back exhaust system, slush mats and a sport pedal trim kit. The team is intent on protecting the underbody. The team put in an extensive set of front and rear skid bars, sill guards and longitudinal skid plates to protect it against the rocks on the trails of Moab.

Mike Manley, President and CEO of the Jeep Brand, said that they will get a chance to interact with loyal fans at the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari where they will show as well as test new potential Jeep production and customization ideas at its away-from-home proving ground. By participating in this event, Jeep will also receive the customers’ instant feedback.

He said that Mopar offers “everything” for the off-roader, whether these are full engine packages or slush mats. According to Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, it offers over 280,000 proven quality-tested parts and accessories, which are used to customize their Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat vehicles.

Press Release

Jeep Compass Canyon

For 2011, the team has built up its first Jeep Compass. The project began with a new 2011 model equipped with Freedom Drive II drivetrain. The Compass Canyon features a 2-1/8-inch lift kit provided by Rocky Road Suspension, making room for Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ 225/75-R16 tires with 16-inch alloy wheels from a Jeep Liberty.

To gain additional wheel articulation, front and rear sway bars were removed. Select items from the Mopar catalog include a cold-air induction kit, cat-back exhaust system, slush mats and a sport pedal trim kit.

To protect the underbody, the team installed an extensive set of front and rear skid bars, sill guards and longitudinal skid plates to fend off the harsh rocks on the trails of Moab.

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