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2021 Jeep Compass facelift getting ready for launch in India, spotted near ARAI

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Jeep is gearing up to launch the new 2021 facelift Compass in the Indian market. The SUV was spotted near the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) which tests, certifies and homologates all the motor vehicles and automotive components in India. The 2021 facelift version of the much-popular Jeep Compass was spotted near the ARAI leading us to believe that the facelift model is in its final validation process and is expected to arrive at local dealerships soon. The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift is likely to come only with cosmetic changes on the outside and better equip the SUV with comfort and convenience features but the brand is not expected to make any changes to the mechanical parts or the powertrain which has been recently upgraded to match the new stringent BS6 emission standards.

The test mule of the 2021 Jeep Compass was covered in heavily camouflaged and the details of the new model have been kept under tight wraps. But sources believe that the facelift model is likely to come with a refreshed front bumper, sharper headlamp units, new headlamp inserts, a new radiator grille with chrome-studded accents, headlamp incorporated LED daytime running lights and more pronounced air intakes on the front apron. The rear section of the 2021 Compass is likely to remain largely unchanged but slight tweaks here and there are expected. 

The spy shots of the Compass facelift in the Indian market is still scarce but the Compass details leaked in the international market reveal that a new larger infotainment system along with the latest generation telematics and upgrades to the interior trim in terms of quality is likely to be expected. The dashboard layout and other features are expected to be retained from the outgoing model. The Trailhawk model is also likely to feature a few rugged additions on both the outside and inside which could include contrast painted shackles on the front and a slightly different bumper differentiating it from the standard Compass.  

The Compass facelift is expected to be powered by the BS6 compliant 1.4-litre Multiair petrol engine that makes 162 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed Dual Dry Clutch Automatic Transmission (DDCT). The 2021 Compass will also be offered in a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre Multijet diesel mill that belts out 173 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque matched to a front-wheel driven 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional 7-speed DDCT automatic gearbox. The Jeep Compass also comes with a SelecTrain Active four-wheel-drive system with four modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud).