The Compass was a huge success for Jeep when it was first launched in 2016 but now as the competition has gotten way stronger with new manufacturers like Kia and MG Motors. Jeep knew that they would have to update the Compass to make a comeback and that is what they have been working on. The Compass Facelift has been spotted numerous times with camouflage and today we list the changes that we can expect from the upcoming facelift.
The front of the Compass will be heavily updated with a more striking and sleek design. There will be re-designed full LED headlamps and sportier bumpers. Jeep’s 7-slat grille will be much sleeker just like we have seen on the new Grand Wagoneer Concept. The side profile will get new alloy wheels which could be an inch bigger than the current
ones. The rear will also see a tweaked set of LED tail lamps and a new bumper.
As the competitors have caught up with the Compass, Jeep will be upgrading the interior to a better quality one. The dashboard and the panels will be of better quality and might feature soft-touch finish. The seats will also get a new and better upholstery for a premium feel. Also, there will be an all-new steering wheel which will be shared by other FCA products. However, the highlight of the interior will be the new much bigger 10.1-inch touchscreen that will sit in the middle of the dashboard.
Features and equipment
The Compass Facelift will equip new features and will be modern. This will help it to justify its higher price tag while attracting more buyers. Jeep will offer its latest generation of UConnect 5 infotainment system. It should be a 10.1-inch touchscreen which will get features like Android Auto, OTA updates, Alexa integration and Apple CarPlay. Then there will be features like a 360-degree camera, full LED lighting, digital instrument cluster, wireless charging and more. We are also expecting it to offer Level 1 autonomy so there could be features like Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection and Lane Departure
While the international markets will be seeing the introduction of new 1.3-litre turbo petrol and a plug-in hybrid engine, these engines are not expected to be launched in India. So, we will continue to get the 170 Bhp, 2.0-litre diesel engine with 350 Nm and the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 160 Bhp of max power and peak torque output of 250 Nm. The diesel engine will be offered with 2 gearbox options: a 6 speed manual and a 9 speed torque converter automatic. The petrol engine will get 6 speed manual and 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox options. While the diesel Compass will get an all wheel drive layout, the petrol version will be a front wheel drive-only SUV.