Jeep will introduce the standard Compass first; Trailhawk expected to be introduced later.
The Jeep Compass facelift will be launched in India on January 27, 2021. The updated SUV, which gets styling tweaks and an all-new interior, was recently unveiled.
Updated Compass gets wireless charging and a powered tailgate among other features.
Engine options continue to be the same – a 2.0-litre diesel and 1.4-litre petrol.
Along with more features, it gets heavily revised interior as well.
2021 Jeep Compass facelift: What’s new?
The Compass facelift gets a completely revamped interior, with a new floating10.1-inch touchscreen placed in the centre of the dashboard. 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.
Changes to the exterior include revised headlights with integrated LED DRLs, an updated seven-slat grille, a tweaked front bumper with a larger air dam, and new fog light housings and alloy wheels.
In comparison to the outgoing Compass, the facelift gains FCA’s U Connect 5 infotainment system and connected car tech, wireless charging, a 360-degree parking camera, dual-tone leather upholstery and a powered tailgate.
2021 Jeep Compass facelift: Engine and gearbox
As with the outgoing model, the Jeep Compass facelift is powered by a 173hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine and a 163hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. 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 will also be available with a four-wheel drive system with surface-specific drive modes.
Jeep in India
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 working on a sub-4m compact SUV for India as well.