Jeep Compass is about to receive its mid-cycle update. Moreover, the American car brand is also working on a seven-seater model for the Indian market as well.
Jeep Compass was first launched in 2017 as Jeep’s first vehicle in India. It is currently the most affordable model of the India-spec line-up as well. This SUV is due to receive a facelift next year. In addition, it is likely that Jeep will introduce a seven-seater version of the Compass in the Indian market.
Seven-seater Jeep Compass will enter the market soon
It is reported that the seven-seater Jeep Compass is under development and will hit the market in the next few years. At the moment, Jeep Compass is the key product of the Jeep brand in India. Keeping this model relevant and appealing plays an important role in Jeep’s prospect in the Indian market.
At the moment, Jeep Compass is available at a starting price of Rs. 16.49 lakh. The top-spec Jeep Compass Trailhawk is priced at Rs 27.60 lakh (ex-showroom). This SUV is competing against the likes of Hyundai Tucson, Tata Harrier, Skoda Karoq and more.
As for the upcoming seven-seater model, Jeep is likely to call it the Grand Compass. Previously, the seven-seater Jeep Compass was seen while on tests aboard. In the latest spy shots, the seven-seater Jeep Compass with a carefully camouflaged exterior was spotted again. However, there were still a few things we can take away from this batch of spy shots.
First all of, to accommodate the third row, the Jeep Compass will be extended in terms of length and height. The wheelbase of this SUV will also be longer than its sibling. Apparently, the Compass will receive various updates for the rear end, including new taillights, bumper, and tailgate design. There are also other updates across the body as well. On the front, even though being heavily disguised, it seems to adopt a reworked grille, fog lights, headlights and new bumper.
Seven seater Jeep Compass is likely to be called Grand Compass
To propel a larger body forward, Jeep will put in a more powerful version of the existing 2.0-litre petrol engine, which is expected to make 200 PS. This engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The AWD system will also be available on the top-spec models.
With regards to the interior, the seven-seater Jeep Compass is expected to get a host of new updates, for example, a larger touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto support, UConnect technology features, automatic climate control, wireless charger and a panoramic sunroof.