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Amid all the hand wringing and social media sobbing over the celebrities we’ve lost in 2016, no one thought to mention the Jeep Compass and Patriot — strong-selling, affordable yet archaic vehicles that were loathed by the automotive press.

Jeep Compass Limited and Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep Compass Limited and Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep unveiled the details on the newest SUV addition to the lineup today for the U.S. market, the 2017 Jeep Compass. Jeep brands the new Compass as “A truly global all-new compact SUV,” as it will be manufactured in Brazil, China, Mexico and India, for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world (part of why we noted they likely switched from Patriot to Compass).

Here's our first look at the Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Here’s our first look at the Jeep Compass Trailhawk

To kickoff the start of production at the new FCA Jeep Assembly Plant in Goiana, Pernambuco, the next-generation Compass was unveiled to the world last week at a press conference in Brazil.

January 31, 2012, Center Line, Mich. – For its 75th anniversary, Mopar continues to work its magic. Today at its engineering lab in Center Line, Mich., Mopar revealed four custom vehicles, including the Mopar ’12 300, Fiat 500 “Stinger,” Mopar Jeep Compass “True North” and Dodge Dart “GTS 210 Tribute.” Mopar ’12 will be available this summer straight from the factory, while components of the Fiat 500, Jeep Compass and Dodge Dart custom configurations will be available in the fall as stage kits or á la carte from the Mopar catalog.

“Customization is king,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “These head-turning ‘Moparized’ vehicles show how we can go to the next level of personalization. With our best-in-class offerings of parts and accessories, we give our customers every opportunity to further enhance the appearance and performance of their vehicles.”

Earlier this month, at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the brand kicked off its year-long 75th anniversary celebration with the introduction of the Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar and the Dodge Charger Redline. Mopar, a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts, was trademarked in 1937.

The following “Moparized” vehicles were revealed today and will be on display at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show from Feb. 10-19.