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With the Dodge Caliber on its way down the pike, it's fitting that American Car Fans would uncover some spy shots of its badge-engineering mate, the Jeep Compass. Taken during cold-weather testing in Northern Europe, the shots indicate a vehicle similar to the concept unveiled in Frankfurt last September — albeit dressed in its finest leather-daddy attire. Production of the four-banging front/all-wheel-drive crossover (Trail Rated, huh?) will reportedly begin in mid-2006 for the 2007 model year.

Jeep Compass Spy Photos [American Car Fans]

Spy Photos: 2007 Jeep Compass; Frankfurt Premiere: Jeep Patriot and Compass Concepts; First Calibers Roll Off the Line [internal]