The side profile and rear profile remains largely unchanged except for a new set of alloy wheels. Jeep has also unveiled the facelifted Compass Trackhawk. It gets a new front bumper, blacked-out updated front grille and a new set of alloy wheels. It continues to get exclusive Trailhawk elements like a blacked-out trim element on the bonnet and red tow hooks in front and rear.
While the exterior has received a minor update, the interior is completely new. A free-standing 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes the central stage. It gets Jeep’s latest UConnect 5 software which offers Alexa support, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and OTA updates. Other updates include a new steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and dual-tone dashboard wrapped in leather with brushed metal outlines. Features on offer include a dual-zone AC, a panoramic sunroof, powered front seats, electronic parking brake, a 360-degree camera, wireless mobile charger and ventilated front seats.
Under the hood, the India-spec Compass facelift is likely to carry forward with the same set of petrol and diesel engines like the current model. The petrol engine on offer is a 1.4-litre turbocharged unit making 163PS and 250Nm mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed DCT. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is a 2.0-litre unit making 170PS and 350Nm mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Jeep is expected to launch the facelifted Compass in India by March 2021. It will be manufactured at FCA’s Ranjangaon facility. Jeep is also working on a 7-seater version of the Compass and it is also expected to debut by 2021. Once launched, the facelifted Compass will continue to rival likes of the Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Citroën C5 Aircross.