2021 Jeep Compass has started creating buzz across the globe. Hence, we present to you all the key facts about the upcoming 2021 Jeep Compass facelift.
The globally-awaited Jeep Compass facelift is unveiled at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China by the parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The 2021 Compass now dons minimal cosmetic changes on the outside and prominent amends inside. Likely to be launched in India early next year, the Compass SUV will feature similar modifications in its latest iteration.
So let’s dive deep into the details and know what all China-based Jeep model has, and what India-spec can be expected to be loaded with.
Looks: Sharper than before
The outside of Compass SUV at frontage gets sleeker headlamps with new LED headlight and LED DRLs, while the honeycomb grille features some mild ornamental tweaks. The front bumper is now sharper with bigger air dam and fog lamps alongside get newness in the form of lines and cuts flowing.
Moreover, the more off-road oriented version Compass Trailhawk also receives chrome studded grille. The said additions are meagre and may not be evident at first glance until you look closer. The side and rear profiles go untouched barring the all-new set of alloy wheels.
Inside: Features galore
Similar to the exteriors, the changes in the interiors are not minimal in any sense, instead, they are thoroughly eye-catching. The cabin front flaunts FCA’s latest 10.1-inch UConnect 5 touchscreen infotainment system that supports voice control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The other added attributes to the spacious cabin comprise of the new steering wheel, dual-tone dashboard, fully digital instrument cluster, etc.
Some of the premium elements that continue to be a part of the Jeep Compass cabin embrace 360-degree camera, ventilated front seats, auto AC, electronic parking brake, start and stop switch and wireless charging.
Dimensions: Extended for good
One of the unexpected changes in the list comes as dimension increase. Though the SUV looks same as earlier, however, it has grown in length by 29mm and in height by 17mm against its prior model. Moreover, the wheelbase and ground clearance stand at familiar numbers as earlier.
Mechanicals: Differ in India and overseas
The latest Compass receives no change under the hood and maintains its 1.3L turbocharged petrol drivetrain that is mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox. However, when the 2021 Compass is launched in India the 1.4L (160bhp / 250Nm) Multi-air petrol and 2.0L (171bhp / 350Nm) Multi-jet diesel will continue as its mechanicals.
Sighting the market demand, Jeep is expected to introduce a turbo petrol engine with its 1.3L-litre motor for the Indian auto market. This unit will give out 180PS and will be coupled to a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed DCT.
On the India-launch front, the facelifted Compass may be launched in the first quarter of 2021 and will be priced anywhere around Rs 17 lakh onwards (ex-showroom). As of now, the ongoing Jeep Compass is priced between Rs 16.49 – 124.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
When it hits India showrooms it will continue its aggressive stance at rivals such as VW T-Roc, Skoda Karoq, Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV500, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, and the upcoming Citroën C5 Aircross.