2021 Jeep Compass facelift officially teased ahead of India launch

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American automobile manufacturer Jeep is set to launch the facelifted compass on January 7, 2021. The SUV will receive its first significant upgrade next month. Informal booking of facelifted Jeep compass has already started at the dealership for a token amount of Rs. 50,000. As per media reports, earlier it was scheduled to be launched in India on 23 January 2021, but now Jeep has officially teased the image with a date indicating that it may launch in India on 7 January 2021. The India-exclusive version of the new Compass facelift will get a slight nap and tuck to enhance its aesthetic appeal. At the front, this mid-size SUV will get subtle chrome accents along with a black-out version of Jeep’s signature seven-slat grille and some minor tweaks on the front bumper. It will also get redesigned headlamps with LED DRLs and new LED fog lamps. 

  • Jeep is going to unveil the facelifted compass on 7 January. 
  • Unauthorized booking for the Compass facelift has started work at the dealership.
  • A significant premium in prices is expected to rise.
  • It will get mostly cosmetic upgrades and a couple of new features.

Updated Looks:

The overall silhouette of the Compass facelift remains unchanged but the front profile looks refreshed with a sleeker LED headlamp, a rested front bumper, a larger air dam, a new forged grille and a set of new LED DRLs and at both ends,  Silver skid plates are now present. The facelift continues with a set of alloy wheels. At the rear, you get a slightly modified tail lamp design.

Heavily Updated Cabin:

Unlike the exterior profile, the cabin of the Compass facelift will see major changes. The entire dashboard design will be refreshed to make it look more premium. It will get FCA’s latest Uconnect 5 system, connected car technology, fully digital instrument cluster, front ventilated seats and 360-degree camera and a 10.1-inch floating touchscreen infotainment unit with it. The cosmetic upgrade will include new consoles, a new steering wheel, and a dual-tone finish on the center console. Other existing features such as a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, dual-zone climate control and six airbags will remain intact.

No Changes in Engine and Transmission Option:

The Jeep Compass facelift will be available for diesel engines and petrol models. The outgoing compass comes with 1.4-liter turbo-petrol and 2.0-liter diesel engines. The turbo-petrol produces 250Nm and 162PS while the diesel engine produces 350Nm and 170PS. Transmission options should remain the same as before but both engines will come with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. The petrol engine will come with a 7-speed DCT and 9-speed torque converter unit with a diesel engine option.

Price Expectation and Competition:

As of now, the price of the SUV will be Rs 16.49 lakh to Rs 27.60 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Expect Jeeps to demand premiums at current prices. It will continue to compete with MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500.

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