2021 Jeep Compass Facelift to be Globally Unveiled On June 4, 2020
Jeep has agreed to introduce a mid-life facelift to its highest-selling car in India –the Compass. At a global online event on 4 June 2020, Jeep will unveil the mid-cycle update for the Compass SUV. It is hoped the organization will announce the latest product at a multimedia press conference.
The 2021 Jeep Compass will arrive in India in early 2021 sometime. For quite some time now, we have been monitoring the Jeep Compass facelift and can confirm that the modified Compass will carry cosmetic improvements both inside and out.
The mid-cycle update should come with minor changes to sheet metal. The 2021 Jeep Compass will receive an all-new front and rear bumpers, re-profiled headlamps, and a new grill that will feature the standard seven-slat style of Jeep. The 2021 Compass will receive an all-new front and rear bumpers, re-profiled headlamps, and a new grill that will feature the standard seven-slat style of Jeep.
The 2021Jeep Compass facelift will be getting better quality, soft-touch materials around in the cabin. The Compass facelift will come equipped with the new, upgraded infotainment system, dubbed the UConnect 5.
At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show FCA’s UConnect infotainment system was unveiled with multiple screen-size options; the largest of which is a massive 12.3-inch portrait-style setup. The new device comes bundled with integrated Amazon Alexa support and wireless connectivity with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto, and it can even provide over-the-air updates. Although there is no official confirmation for the updated Compass regarding the screen size, sources tell us that the 12.3-inch configuration will come with it. This means that the updated Compass might even see a heavily reworked dashboard design to fit the larger screen.
A bigger touchscreen with a much more powerful device would help the revamped Compass take the game further as this feature has become one of the most significant selling points for mid-size SUV customers. Current market leaders–Kia Seltos, MG Hector, and the all-new Creta–all come with more than 10-inch touchscreens. With the 12.3-inch UConnect 5 system Jeep will aim to attract buyers to the Compass facelift.
No improvements are expected under the Indian-spec Compass facelift hood. That means the same 163hp, 1.4-liter turbo-petrol, and the 173hp, 2.0-liter diesel engines in the new SUV will continue to be a soldier on. Each gets a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, although a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic option is available to the turbo-petrol, while the diesel mill is also available with a 9-speed torque converter.
The recently launched Skoda Karoq, Volkswagen T-Roc, the MG Hector, Kia Seltos, and the Hyundai Creta will be key competitors for the refreshed Compass in India.