Not at all a surprise as the compact was so close to the same machine as the Sno-Tek line, It had a little higher quality like a metal chute and slightly larger tires but really was close to the same machine, Guess they are finally figuring out that if they paint it orange it should have Ariens options and keep the budget machines in the budget lineup with Sno-Tek
Do they really need auto-turn? They are like 180 pounds medium weight.
Auto-turn is not a huge deal for me, as it doesn't work flawlessly.
They need to come up with a system that is auto-turn, but also less sensitive to unwanted steering. For that, I like the old trigger steering better.