Jeep unveiled the Compass facelift globally in November 2020. The carmaker is now all set to debut the updated SUV in India as the unveiling is set for 7 January 2021.
In terms of design, the most noticeable change is at the front. It features the latest iteration of Jeep’s signature grille, which is sleeker than before, and gets honeycomb inserts. The headlamps are new while the front bumper and fog lamp housing has been redesigned. The side and the rear profile remain largely unchanged, save for a new set of alloys.
The Compass facelift gets a major update on the inside in the form of a new 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system at the top of the central AC vents. It will get Jeep’s latest UConnect 5 software which offers Alexa support, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and OTA updates.
Other updates are expected to include a new steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a dual-tone dashboard wrapped in leather, with brushed metal outlines. The features on offer will 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, things are expected to remain unchanged. It will get a 2.0-litre diesel engine making 170PS and 350Nm, mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 9-speed AT. The petrol engine, on the other hand, will be a 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit making 163PS and 250Nm and paired to either a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Jeep is expected to launch the Compass facelift by the end of January 2021. Prices are expected to start at a slight premium over the current model, which retails from Rs 16.49 lakh to Rs 27.60 lakh (ex-showroom India). It will continue to take on the likes of the Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Volkswagen T-ROC, Skoda Karoq, Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Citroen C5 Aircross.