Jeep is gearing up for the launch of the Compass facelift which is scheduled to be launched on 27th December 2021. The facelifted Compass was unveiled by Jeep earlier this month which showcased all the host of new features along with a completely revamped interiors.
The key differentiators in the Compass 2021 are; a new floating 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Jeep’s in-house U Connect 5 operating system which is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, 360-degree parking camera, connected car features, powered tailgate and more. In the interiors which was the outgoing Compass’s weakest point, now was a host of new additions. The seats have dual-tone leather finished upholstery, slim AC vents with updated HVAC controls a large panoramic sunroof and the steering now comes as a refreshed three-spoke unit.
In the safety department, the Compass 2021 will get 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, automatic headlights and wipers, ESC, hill-start assist, traction control, hill-descent control and more. The SUV will be offered with two engines as present in the outgoing model, a 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 173 HP of power and 350 Nm of torque and 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol cranking out 163 HP of power and 250 Nm of torque. A total of three gearbox options are available, the 6-speed manual will be offered with both the petrol and the diesel, meanwhile, the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission will be mated to the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol whereas the diesel gets the 9-speed torque converter.
When launched the updated Compass 2021 will take on the other SUVs in its segment namely, the Hyundai Tucson, Skoda Karoq, Tata Harrier and the likes. Jeep India had recently confirmed that it plans to add 4 new SUVs in its portfolio by 2022. Among the four, one is the Compass 2021 meanwhile it is reported that Jeep is also working on a 7-seater version of the Compass codenamed ‘H6’ which will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour when launched. A subcompact SUV is also on the cards and is expected to be launched sometime in 2022.