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One drive of the new Jeep Compass 4×4 was all it took, and TV and film actor Chris Ellison was hooked.

Chris, best known as DCI Burnside in ITV’s The Bill but currently starring as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Harlow Playhouse, first saw the compact Sport Utility Vehicle when it was launched in the UK in April this year. And he was able to take delivery of his new car just two days before curtain up for his latest pantomime, earlier this month.

Chris Ellison (Captain Hook) takes delivery of new Jeep Compass

And delighted Chris says the comprehensively redesigned Compass has so far brought him nothing but Christmas cheer.

“I ran a Jeep Cherokee about 10 years ago and was delighted with that, so when I saw the new Compass I fell in love,” says Chris. “I didn’t need anything as large as the Grand Cherokee, but I did want four wheel drive, so the Compass looked ideal.

“And with the long road journeys to shows that I have to do, I was delighted to find it was available in diesel form, which keeps fuel costs down. It’s just fantastic.”

Just like Peter Pan, the Jeep brand is iconic. Since Jeep vehicles were first produced in 1941, they have been the authentic benchmark for off-road capability, and the new Compass SUV builds on seven decades of legendary heritage to provide class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility.

The Jeep Compass range starts at £16,995 OTR, for the 2.0 Sport 4×2, rising to £23,675 OTR for the 2.2 CRD 70th Anniversary 4×4.