Check out these spy pictures of the upcoming Jeep Compass facelift (Model Year 2021). We expect the updated SUV to launch in India soon.
Jeep Compass was quite a popular SUV back when it was launched in 2017, but its popularity is at quite a low point right now. With the advent of newer SUVs like Kia Seltos, MG Hector, etc. Now that the next-generation Hyundai Creta has also been launched, Jeep Compass needs a significant refresh to become relevant once again. Thankfully, Jeep is already on it, and we’ve seen spy pictures of the test mule being driven on Indian roads.
In the spy pictures seen here, the test vehicle can be seen wearing a heavy amount of camouflage on its exterior. Although it’s difficult to spot any design changes, it doesn’t seem like there are many. Earlier this year, Jeep Compass facelift was unveiled internationally, and we can confirm that the visual changes are quite subtle. The changes are mostly to the features and technology instead. The infotainment system gets a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen with the latest UConnect 5.0 software. Connectivity options include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and even Alexa. You’ll also get a few smart car features via the UConnect smartphone app, like remote engine start and AC pre-adjustment.
Other than the tech, the biggest change to the 2021 Jeep Compass is the new petrol engine. In the Euro-spec model, the older 1.4-litre ‘Multiair’ motor (163 PS/250 Nm) will now be replaced by a 1.3-litre ‘Firefly’ mill, which is available in two states of tune – 120 PS/270 Nm and 150 PS/270 Nm. The European Compass will also get a 1.6-litre ‘Multijet II’ diesel engine, which generates 120 PS and 320 Nm. There is no confirmation if these engines will be available on the India-spec compass, as Jeep’s 2.0-litre Multijet-II powerplant (170 PS and 350 Nm) is quite popular among Jeep buyers.
While there is no confirmation about the launch date, we expect the updated model to go on sale in India around the Diwali festive season. We expect a minor bump in price, upon launch. The Jeep Compass facelift shall compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, and even the MG Hector and Tata Harrier.