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2021 Jeep Compass SUV revealed with new 1.3L turbo-petrol engine

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

The MY 2021 Jeep was spotted testing wearing full camouflage more than a couple of occasions before it was rumoured to have been unveiled for the Brazilian market. But FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) has now revealed the new Jeep Compass in full along with the specification of the new powertrain that will go for sale in the international market. 

On the exterior, it is hard to spot the difference and the SUV receives only minor updated to its from and rear with a slightly revised grille which gets a honeycomb insert and chrome accents, headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, six new options with alloy wheels sizing of up to 19-inch, five new exterior colours – Ivory Tri-Coat, Colorado Red, Blue Italia, Blue Shade and Techno Green Metallic.

On the inside, the new Jeep Compass facelift features soft-touch materials in the cabin with 8.4-inch infotainment systems offered with advanced onboard and off-board connectivity and new Uconnect Services as standard as well as Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The SUV also comes with safety features include Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic gridlines, and Automated Parallel and Perpendicular Park assist.

The new Jeep Compass is powered by a new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine that produces 130 Hp or 150 Hp of power depending on the gearbox maximising fuel-efficiency, ensuring lower CO2 emissions as well as both on-road & off-road performance. Alternatively, an updated 1.6-litre MultiJet II diesel engine with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) producing 120 Hp of power is also on offer. 

The 4xe models featuring plug-in hybrid electric technology are available with the 1.3-litre Global Small Engine family paired with an electric motor that comes in two states of tunes 190 Hp and 240 Hp. Both the 4xe versions come with a 4-wheel-drivetrain and are expected to arrive in European showrooms in the second half of this year.