Jeep Compass facelift launched at Rs 16.99 lakh

Jeep Compass facelift launched at Rs 16.99 lakh

27th Jan 2021 11:18 am

The SUV is available in four trim and four engine-gearbox options; prices start Rs 50,000 higher than pre-facelift model.

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The Jeep Compass facelift has been launched in India, with prices starting from Rs 16.99 lakh and going up till Rs 28.29 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The SUV gets tweaked styling, an all-new interior, more features and can be had in four trim levels. For a limited period, a special 80th anniversary edition will also be available for Rs 22.96-26.76 lakh, depending on the powertrain selected.

  • Updated Compass gets 173hp, 2.0 diesel and 163hp, 1.4 petrol
  • Gets a completely revamped dashboard along with more features.
  • India-spec Compass Trailhawk to debut in the coming months.

2021 Jeep Compass prices (ex-showroom, India, except Kerala)
1.4P MT1.4P DCT2.0D MT 4x22.0D AT 4x4
SportRs 16.99 lakhRs 19.49 lakhRs 18.69 lakh-
Longitude (O)-Rs 21.29 lakhRs 20.49 lakh-
Limited (O)-Rs 23.29 lakhRs 22.49 lakhRs 26.29 lakh
Model S-Rs 25.29 lakhRs 24.49 lakhRs 28.29 lakh

Jeep Compass facelift: exterior and interior changes

Changes to the Compass’ exterior are minimal. They include revised,slimmer headlights with integrated LED DRLs, an updated version of Jeep’s seven-slat front grille, a tweaked front bumper with a larger air dam, and new fog light housings and alloy wheels.

Inside, the Compass facelift gets a completely revamped dashboard, with a new floating 10.1-inch touchscreen placed in the centre. Below the screen are the new, slim AC vents and HVAC controls. The facelift also gets double-stitched leather inserts on the dashboard, a new three-spoke steering wheel and a full, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

Jeep Compass facelift: features and equipment

The top-spec Model S variant is equipped with a 10.1-touchscreen that gets FCA’s UConnect 5 infotainment system, integrated Amazon Alexa support, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. The infotainment system can also receive over-the-air (OTA) updates. The Compass facelift also features LED headlights, connected car technology, a panoramic sunroof, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless charging, a 360-degree parking camera, leather upholstery, powered tailgate, 8-way electrically-adjustable front seats with ventilation, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Safety features on the Compass Model S trim include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, traction control, ESC, hill-start assist, ISOFIX child seat mounts and parking sensors.

Jeep Compass facelift: engine and powertrain options

The Jeep Compass facelift is powered by a 173hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine and a 163hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, same as the outgoing model. Both engines come with six-speed manuals as standard, with the petrol getting the option of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and the diesel getting a nine-speed torque converter auto option. The Compass facelift diesel meanwhile, is available with a four-wheel drive system with surface-specific drive modes.

Jeep Compass facelift: competition check

The Jeep Compass facelift rivals the likes of the Tata HarrierMG Hector and Hyundai Tucson. Just like the pre-facelift model, the Compass facelift will also get the off-road focused Trailhawk variant at a later stage.

Jeep India line-up: What else is on the cards?

Jeep is developing a new seven-seat SUV that will share its platform and powertrain with the Compass, but will be positioned to rival the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The seven-seat Jeep SUV is slated to launch sometime in 2022.

Apart from the seven-seater, Jeep has also announced plans to locally assemble the Wrangler and the next-gen Grand Cherokee. The manufacturer is also working on a sub-4m compact SUV for India.

Also see:

2021 Jeep Compass facelift first look video

India-spec Jeep Compass facelift unveiled

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