Facelifted Jeep Compass To Be Globally Revealed Soon?
The facelifted Compass is expected to receive subtle design tweaks, a spruced up interior, more features, and a new petrol engine
Compass facelift features minimal design changes.
It could be revealed in the upcoming month in China.
It will feature a new 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine.
The 2.0-litre diesel with its transmission options will be carried forward.
Redesigned dashboard, bigger touchscreen, and additional features expected on board.
India launch expected by mid-2021.
According to reports, the Jeep Compass facelift will soon be revealed in China. The American SUV manufacturer is looking to lift the covers off the facelifted Compass at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, which will be held in China from November 22 to December 1, 2020.
The test mules of the Compass facelift have been spied multiple times, both in India and globally. The Compass was first shown globally in 2016 and is now long due an update. The updated model is expected to reach India sometime by mid-2021.
The exterior of the car is covered in heavy camouflage, but from the looks of it, Jeep will only make subtle changes to its design. From what was visible, the test mule sports a silhouette similar to that of the current day Compass model. The biggest update on the inside will be the new UConnect 5 infotainment system, which could use the new 10.25-inch touchscreen from the Fiat 500e. With the addition of a free-standing display, we can expect a redesigned cabin layout compared to the pre-facelift model.
On the engine front, the Compass is expected to make use of a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine that makes up to 180PS, with a choice between a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. It would replace the current 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, which makes around 160PS. The existing 2.0-litre diesel engine that makes 173PS and can be paired with a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed auto will also stay on offer.
There is talk about the facelifted Compass also boasting of autonomous level 2 tech with features such as highway assist, lane keep assist, active blind-spot detection and more. Will this technology make it to the Indian models? Only time will tell.
The Compass is currently priced between Rs 16.49 lakh and Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom India) and we expect the facelifted Compass to carry a similar price tag. And in that space, it will rival the upcoming Mahindra XUV500 and Citroen C5 Aircross as well as Skoda Karoq and Hyundai Tucson.
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