Updated On: 2021-01-07T14:15:24
The Jeep Compass is finally getting its first serious update since 2017 with this 2021 facelift. It made its global premiere a couple of months back in China and now it’s here in India with a couple of market-specific tweaks. Official pre-launch bookings and customer test drives will begin within the last week of January with prices expected to be revealed in early-February.
The visual changes on the outside of the new Compass focus mainly on the front fascia with a sleeker dual-barrel LED projector and reflector headlamps with LED DRLs and sportier bumper. The fog lamps also feature LED lighting and are placed closer to the headlamps. The taillights have also been updated to supply LED lighting. The side profile remains largely unchanged with the five split-spoke alloy wheels, introduced in 2020, carried forward. Its rear profile seems to possess been left unchanged.
Its most vital updates are inside the cabin. The new dashboard now features a bigger 10.1-inch touchscreen floating infotainment system running FCA’s UConnect 5 system and connected car tech and over the air updates. this technique offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along side a highly customisable display. The new console layout feels less cluttered because it is spread horizontally, instead of vertically. The SelecTerrain off-road system (off-road modes) of the Jeep Compass gets modern toggle controls too for a more premium look. Jeep will offer customers the selection of dual-tone or all-black upholstery for the new Compass, counting on the variant selected.
The instrument cluster is now a totally digital affair with a ten .25-inch display. It also gets a replacement wheel that appears more modern and fewer chunky than the one within the outgoing model. Its safety list includes six airbags, electronic stability control, rollover mitigation, 360-degree camera view (new), hill assist, and panic brake assist. The 2021 Compass gets added features like a wireless charging pad within the central console, powered tailgate, and ventilated front seats.
The facelifted Compass retains an equivalent engine options as before: 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and a couple of .0-litre diesel. Both engines are offered with a 6-speed manual with the turbo-petrol getting the selection of a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The diesel will still be offered with a 9-speed automatic option also . The AWD (all-wheel-drive) are going to be limited to the diesel models.
The prices and trim-wise details of the new Compass might be revealed by early-February. Expect a premium over the outgoing model which costs between Rs 16.49 lakh and Rs 27.60 lakh (ex-showroom). it’ll still rival the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Tata Harrier, and Skoda Karoq as a premium compact offering within the mid-size SUV segment. The Compass Trailhwak is diue to arrive in its facelifted avatar soon after.
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