Hi-tech Jeep has more ‘family-oriented’ feel


IF you live in the South Korean capital, Seoul, the chances are you are already up to speed with all that’s new in the digital world.

“Automation and AI will change South Korea faster than other countries,” Lee Jae-kap, the minister of employment and labour has said.

Indeed, if you drive a car produced by a South Korean carmaker, the technology is sure to be the latest.

But elsewhere in the world, carmakers might be starting to play catch-up with their South Korean counterparts.

This week I have been driving a Jeep Compass, the latest evocation of a model and brand that is as American as they come.

Jeep has been part of Chrysler since 1987 and is one of the “big three” carmakers in the US — the others being Ford and General Motors.

The Jeep Compass, described as a compact crossover SUV (sport utility vehicle) is relatively new as it goes back to 2007. Its big brother, the…

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