10 Oct 2020: Ahead of launch in India, Jeep Compass (facelift) found testing
Jeep is planning to launch the facelifted version of its flagship Compass SUV in India, early next year.
In the latest development, a heavily camouflaged test mule of the upcoming vehicle has been found testing on the roads.
According to the spy snap, it will get dual-tipped exhaust pipes, and blacked-out multi-spoke alloy wheels.
Here are more details.
Exteriors: 2021 Jeep Compass: At a glance
The flagship SUV will also come with adjustable LED headlamps, a new pair of taillights, and blacked-out five-spoke alloy wheels.
The car is likely to have a wheelbase of 2,636mm and a ground clearance of 178mm.
Interiors: How will the cabin look like?
Jeep Compass will have a dual-tone 5-seater cabin with a refreshed dashboard, panoramic sunroof, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated controls.
There will be six airbags, rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, and ABS with EBD, for passengers' safety.
The SUV should pack an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment console with UConnect 5 software, a fully-digital instrument cluster, and a wireless smartphone charging facility.
Engine: Power and performance
The 2021 Jeep Compass should be available with two BS6-compliant engine options- a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol and a 2.0-liter MultiJet diesel. The former makes 160.7hp of maximum power, and 250Nm of torque, while the latter churns out 173hp/350Nm.
Transmission duties on the SUV will be taken care of by a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed DCT automatic, and a 9-speed torque converter gearbox.
Fact: How much will it cost?
Details related to the pricing and availability of the 2021 Jeep Compass in India will be announced at the time of launch. As for the pocket-pinch, it is expected to carry a significant premium over the current-generation model priced upwards of Rs. 16.49 lakh.