28 Oct 2020: Jeep Compass (facelift) to make global debut in November
As for the highlights, the upcoming four-wheeler will get a slew of cosmetic upgrades, a refreshed cabin, and an all-new 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine.
Here are more details.
Exteriors: 2021 Jeep Compass: At a glance
The 2021 Jeep Compass will have a sporty look, featuring a 7-slat honeycomb mesh grille, refreshed bumpers, and a muscular bonnet with sculpted lines.
The flagship SUV will get blacked-out 5-spoke alloy wheels, adjustable LED headlights, and a new pair of wrap-around tail lamps.
As for the dimensions, it should have a wheelbase of 2,636mm and a ground clearance of 178mm.
Interiors: How will the cabin look like?
The Jeep Compass (facelift) will have a spacious cabin with premium upholstery, wireless charging facility, automatic climate control, and a new leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The SUV should house an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for the company's Uconnect connectivity suite.
On the safety front, it will offer multiple airbags, traffic sign recognition, highway assist, lane-keep assistance, driver attention alert, and active blind-spot assist.
Engine: Power and performance
The 2021 Jeep Compass will pack a new 1.3-liter turbo-petrol mill. However, its power figures are unknown.
Meanwhile, the current-generation India-specific model is offered in two BS6-compliant engine options- a 1.4-liter Multi-air petrol unit that makes 161hp/250Nm, and a 2.0-liter Multi-jet diesel motor that generates 173hp/350Nm.
Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed DCT automatic, and a 9-speed torque converter gearbox.
Fact: What about the pricing?
The facelifted Jeep Compass should make its way to India sometime in 2021 and is likely to carry a price-tag upwards of Rs. 16.5 lakh. Once launched, it will take on rivals like Skoda Karoq, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen T-Roc, and MG Hector.