Jeep Compass updated version to launch on Jan 27, 2021

The Jeep Compass facelift will be launched in India on 27 January 2021. The updated SUV, which gets styling tweaks and a completely new interior, was recently unveiled.

The updated compass offers wireless charging and a powered tailgate among other features. The engine options are the same – a 2.0-litre diesel and 1.4-litre petrol., With more features, it also gets a heavily revised interior.

2021 Jeep Compass Facelift: What’s New?
The Compass facelift gets a completely new interior, with a new floating 10.1-inch touchscreen in the center of the dashboard. Below the screen is new, slim AC vents and HVAC controls. The facelift features double-stitched leather inserts on the dashboard, a new three-spoke steering wheel, and a full, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

Changes to the exterior include revised headlights with integrated LED DRLS, an updated seven-slate grille, a tweaked front bumper with a larger air dam, and new fog light housing and alloy wheels.

Compared to the outgoing compass, the facelift has the FCA’s U Connect 5 infotainment system and connected car tech, wireless charging, 360-degree parking camera, dual-tone leather upholstery and a powered tailgate.

2021 Jeep Compass Facelift: Engine and Gearbox
Along with the outgoing model, the Jeep Compass facelift is powered by a 173hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine and a 163hp, 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine. Both engines come with a six-speed manual as standard, the petrol has the option of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and the diesel has a nine-speed torque converter auto. The Compass facelift will also be available with a four-wheel-drive system with a diesel surface-specific drive mode.

Jeep in India
Jeep is developing a new seven-seat SUV that will share its platform and powertrain with the compass but will be positioned to rival the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavor. The seven-seater Jeep SUV is expected to be launched in 2022.

In addition to the seven-seater, Jeep has also announced plans to assemble the Wrangler and the next-gen Grand Cherokee locally. The manufacturer is also working on a sub-4m compact SUV for India.