Jeep Compass Facelift Officially Teased, Gets New Touchscreen Infotainment System
The highlight of the facelifted SUV is likely to be its new tablet-like touchscreen system
The facelifted Compass features small changes to the grille, headlamps and front bumper.
Official teaser shows a two-tone dashboard and horizontally stacked air-con vents.
The previously spotted facelifted SUV featured an all-black cabin and vertically placed air-con vents.
Jeep is expected to offer the updated Compass with a new 1.3-litre turbo-petrol and existing 2.0-litre diesel engines.
Expected to be priced similarly to the current model which comes at Rs 16.49 lakh to Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Jeep’s mid-size SUV, the Compass, is set to debut in its facelifted avatar soon. Now, ahead of its global reveal at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition 2020, its exterior and interior have been officially teased in a couple of sketches.
As seen in the previous spy shots and these sketches, it is evident that Jeep has only mildly updated the exterior of the SUV. It seems to get a slightly revised front grille with chrome-studded elements as visible in the sketches. Jeep has also tweaked the front bumper and the SUV now gets a secondary air dam, with fog lamps housed within the design. The teaser sketches also reveal the sleeker-looking LED headlamps of the facelifted Compass. While the side and rear profiles have still been kept under wraps, it is expected to feature minor cosmetic enhancements including a new set of alloy wheels (with no changes to the wheel size) as seen in the earlier spy shots.
The carmaker has given us a peek into the cabin of the facelifted SUV where the highlight is the bigger touchscreen infotainment system with UConnect 5 system. The new display is likely a 10.1-inch unit. We can also spot a dual-tone dashboard seen with brown leather stitching, unlike the all-black cabin seen in the spied model. The larger infotainment display has shifted the air-con vents below it in a horizontal position, unlike the vertically stacked ones seen in the earlier spied images. We believe Jeep could make use of the different cabin layout to set the higher-specced variants apart from the lower ones.
Under the hood, the facelifted Compass is expected to utilise a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine that develops up to 180PS, with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. It would replace the current 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, which churns out around 160PS. Jeep is expected to continue offering the existing 2.0-litre diesel engine that puts out 173PS and can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed auto.
Jeep is expected to price the facelifted Compass similar to its current version, between Rs 16.49 lakh and Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The facelifted Compass could be launched in India by mid-2021. It will continue to fight it out with the likes of the Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Hyundai Tucson, and the upcoming Citroën C5 Aircross.
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