Jeep has recently unveiled the technologically updated Compass SUV for the European market. The SUV was equipped with new engine options and hybrid technology. However, the company has also started testing the thoroughly updated version of the Compass. The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift has recently been spotted testing in India. This time, the SUV has been caught testing on American soil.
The spotted model was heavily camouflaged, which shows that the Compass facelift will receive significant design changes. The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift is expected to receive new safety technology and all-new interior. In terms of styling, the updated model won’t receive huge changes. It will receive new set of LED headlamps and tail-lamps, which seems inspired by the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and Renegade models. The SUV is likely to get seven-slate grille with a matte black finish, revised bumper and newly styled projector headlamps.
The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift will receive significant changes in terms of technology and design. It will come with a new Uconnect infotainment system featuring the new Uconnect 5 software. The SUV is likely to receive a bigger touchscreen infotainment system. FCA is working on a new series of screen layouts with Panasonic.
The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift is likely to receive the new 1.3-litre direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine with engine stop-start (ESS) technology. This engine is capable of producing 180bhp of power and 285Nm of torque. The current model is available with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
The European-spec model is available with new 1.3-litre petrol engine that offers two states of tunes – 130bhp and 150bhp and a peak torque of 270Nm. While the former gets a six-speed manual gearbox, the 150bhp unit is paired to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic. The India-spec model will continue to feature the BSVI compliant 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine producing 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. Both manual and automatic gearbox options are likely to be on offer.