Jeep Compass Facelift to get an new infotainment system: Details

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Jeep Compass, which was launched in the Indian market sometime back has remained the best selling vehicle fro the manufacturer in the Indian market. The Jeep Compass is currently the only vehicle from the brand that is manufactured in India. Jeep recently launched the BS6 compliant Compass in the Indian market without any changes to it. However, 3 years after its launch in 2017, Jeep will soon launch an updated version of the car with minor tweaks on the outside and inside.

Jeep Compass Facelift to get an new infotainment system: Details

ACI reports that the updated Jeep Compass is on its way and it will also feature a mild update that will make the Compass look fresher in the market and will keep it going for a few more years. The exterior changes may include slightly revised bumpers, new alloy wheels, and fog lamp housings. The cabin will also get a few changes that will keep the interior look premium and much better equipped.

The biggest update in the upcoming Jeep Compass will be its infotainment system. Replacing the current 7.0-inch infotainment system, Jeep will introduce the new upgraded version, which is named as UConnect5.

With the updated UConnect5 system, the touchscreen size will be 12.3-inch, which makes it much bigger than the current 7.0-inch screen. The new UConnect screen was first showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and is already available with a few cars in the North American market. The new system offers features like Amazon Alexa, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It will also have a feature to receive over-the-air updates (OTA).

It will be the biggest infotainment system in the segment and to accommodate it, the whole dashboard will have to be redesigned. Other changes in the cabin might include new upholstery and few added features that will keep the car well-equipped. The Jeep Compass takes on the cars like Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen T-Roc and higher-end variants of the Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.

Jeep launched the BS6 compliant Compass today and it gets powered by the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 163 PS and a 2.0-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 173 PS. Both the engine options will remain the same. Jeep offers automatic transmission options with both the engine options and we will continue to see that in the market with the updated Compass too.

Jeep also plans to launch a seven-seater version of the Compass in the Indian market in the coming times. It will offer three-row of seats. Also, an entry-level sub-4m Jeep will be launched to take on the likes of