The Jeep Compass facelift is expected to receive numerous alterations inside out with the engine options remaining unchanged.
Although 2020 was a dull year for the Indian auto industry, car enthusiasts still can see many new auto launches throughout the year. This is also expected to be the case for the next year since many new exciting launches have been arranged for 2021. One of these is the Jeep Compass facelift which is anticipated to be launched in the Indian auto market on January 7, 2021. Jeep dealerships in select cities have begun to accept the bookings for the mid-size SUV.
While it is not until the beginning of January 2021 that the facelifted Jeep Compass will be manufactured at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plant at Ranjangaon outside Pune in Maharashtra, recently, Jeep India has released the official teaser of the facelifted Jeep Compass in a new green paint scheme. Making its debut at the 2020 Guanzhou International Motor Show in China, the Jeep Compass facelift receives upgrades inside out.
As regards the exterior, the new Jeep Compass comes with tweaked headlights which are more polishing than before. The headlight inserts have also been changed and full LED units are expected to be available on most of the variants. While the seven-slot grille with chrome inserts have been maintained from the current model, the honeycomb mesh comes with silver accents. Both the foglight housing and the front bumper have also been remodelled. The front bumper comes with a new long black insert frame which extends between the foglight housings and also receives a middle auxiliary air inlet. In the rear, almost all the features have been kept intact, apart from the slightly restyled bumper diffuser.
The interior of the facelifted Jeep Compass has been enhanced to become more premium and modern as well. It gets a new floating 10.1-inch infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and FCA’s UConnect 5 technology connectivity. Other outstanding features include a fully digital instrument cluster, a 3-spoke steering wheel, double-stitched leather seat coverings, a 360-degree parking camera, etc.
The American automaker is expected to maintain the powertrain options from the current Jeep Compass, which include a 1.4-litre turbo gasoline burner and a 2.0-litre 4-cyl Multijet oil unit. While the former can generate 161 BHP against 250 Nm, the latter is good for 173 BHP against 350 Nm. The transmission duties are undertaken by a standard 6-speed MT on both of the two versions, an optional 7-speed DCT on the petrol unit and an optional 9-speed AT on the diesel one.