India-Bound Jeep Compass Facelift Unveiled With A 1.3-litre Turbo Petrol Engine

by Jatin Chhibber | 05/06/2020
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The 2021 Jeep Compass now gets a more potent 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine. The updated SUV will hit the Indian market by the end of this year.

The new 2021 Jeep Compass facelift has been finally revealed globally and is expected to hit our market by the end of this year or early 2021. The new model will be launched with a host of new updates employed on outside and inside. The most significant change is the addition of a new 1.3-litre turbocharged, four-cylinder gasoline engine, which replaces the bigger 1.4-litre power plant. The new engine will be offered in two different states of tune. The turbo petrol engine will produce 124/148 bhp of power output and 270 Nm of twisting force. The former comes paired with a 6-speed MT, while the latter is coupled to a 7-speed DCT, sending power to all four wheels of the car. The Euro-spec 2021 Jeep Compass is likely to get a 1.6-litre Multi-Jet II turbocharged diesel engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction. The oil-burner is capable of churning out power and torque outputs of 118 bhp and 320 Nm. Transmission duties will be performed by a 6-speed manual gearbox.

In the foreign markets, more trims will be retailed because the Compass PHEV (4xe) uses a 1.3-litre petrol mill, paired with an electric motor. It produces a power output of either 187 bhp or 237 bhp and will come with an all-wheel-drive system. Along with the introduction of a new powertrain, the new model also gets a host of mechanical updates like a lighter and more progressive steering wheel and shock absorbers with (FSD) Frequency Selective Damping valves, which offers better driving dynamics with minimum body roll. The Europeans-spec Jeep Compass also gets a new set of alloy wheels along with unique exterior colour shade options.


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In our market, the 2021 Jeep Compass will rub shoulders with the likes of Tata Harrier and MG Hector

The cabin of the SUV has been updated with the latest Uconnect 5 technology and the buyers will get an option to choose between a 7-inch or an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The infotainment system features wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. In our market, the mid-size SUV competes with the likes of Tata Harrier and MG Hector. The ongoing model is priced between Rs 16.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) to Rs 27.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new India-spec Compass is expected to be slightly expensive. 

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