Jeep has unveiled the facelifted version of their popular mid-size SUV Compass in the International market. The facelifted version is expected to be launched here in India later this year or early next year. The American SUV specialist had launched Compass in India, back in 2017, and ever since then nothing much has changed in the SUV in terms of design. The international variant now gets a couple of new updates in the design and feature department. The main update however is that the it gets a new turbo petrol engine.
The current version of Compass that is sold in India is equipped with a 1.4 litre petrol engine and a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine. The 1.4 litre petrol unit has been replaced with a 1.3 litre turbo petrol unit in the recently launched European version. The new turbocharged petrol engine is available in two states of tune. The petrol engine generates 128 Bhp and 148 Bhp in term of power outputs in the two different states of tune, and makes 270 Nm of peak torque in both the tunes. The version with 128 Bhp output is paired to a six-speed manual gearbox and the 148 Bhp version get a Dual clutch automatic transmission powering the front wheels.
We are not sure whether we would be getting the same engine option here in India. That is mainly because Jeep recently updated their lineup and made the engines BS6 compliant. There is a possibility that Jeep might introduce it in future but, as of now Jeep Compass is likely to continue with the same set of BS6 compliant engine here in India.
The international version also get a smaller 1.6 litre turbo diesel engine that is not available in our market. The facelifted version that is launched gets minor updates like a new alloy wheels, paint job and so on. It retains all the signature elements like the seven slat grille, projector type headlmaps, fog lamps and a big airdam.
On the inside, the international version get the same old cabin with option to choose between 7.0 inch or an 8.4 inch touchscreen infotainment screen supporting Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. The Indian version however is likely to get a few more cosmetic changes when compared to the European version of the Compass, which looks almost similar to the current version.