The Jeep Compass has been a reliable seller for the American brand, but has been outshone by newer rivals. To counter this, Jeep has revealed the 2021 facelifted Compass ahead of its launch.
After numerous spy shots and waiting for almost a year, Jeep has finally revealed the facelifted Compass in India. The 2021 Jeep Compasscomes with a revised facelifted which gives it a more mature look than before. More importantly, the interior has been thoroughly updated with a new dashboard and additions of new features, though mechanically it remains the same. Test drives and bookings will commence from the end of January 2021 before its official launch sometime in February. Upon launch, the updated compass will compete against the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Citroen C5 Aircross, and the Skoda Karoq.
Most of the exterior styling updates on the facelifted Jeep Compass are on the front-end, though it is nothing drastic. The new headlamps have a sleeker profile than before with new inserts and also gets a more angular lower end. The grille remains similar in dimensions but now gets a new honeycomb design. There’s a new lower grille with a contrasting black trim that runs the full width of the front end between the fog lamps. A new set of alloy wheels complete the update, which is very minor but expected as it is only a mid-life refresh.
Over to the interior, the new Jeep Compass gets a thorough overhaul with a new design. The centre-console now gets a larger 10.1-inch infotainment system with Jeep’s new Uconnect5 connected car tech. The new system will also receive OTA updates and also gets integrated Amazon Alexa support. The AC vents and the HVAC controls have been also redesigned, with the former now getting a better design. The overall quality of the interiors has also received a noticeable upgrade, with new faux brushed-aluminium trim and double-stitched leather inserts on the dashboard giving the interior a more premium feel. Interior updates are rounded off by an all-new digital instrument cluster, and a new three-spoke steering wheel.
Prices for the updated Jeep Compass will be a bit higher than the current model’s price range of Rs 16.49 lakh – Rs 24.99 lakh, ex-showroom. The Compass will also carry over the existing model’s powertrain options of 1 diesel and 1 petrol. The 2-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel churns out peak power and torque figures of 170 PS/350 Nm and it can be optioned with either a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed auto, or a newer 9-speed auto transmission. The petrol engine option is a 1.4-litre 4-pot turbo unit which makes 161 PS/250 Nm of peak power and torque which is paired to a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic.