While Jeep India is set to reveal the 2021 Compass facelift on 7th January, we've already got our hands on all the detailed images of the updated model!
The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift was unveiled in China sometime back and now, within a few days, the updated model is all set to reach our shores. To be specific, Jeep India will reveal the 2021 Compass facelift here on 7th January. The launch date though is yet to be revealed. In the meantime, we've sourced detailed images of the China-spec model for our readers to see exactly what all changes can they expect from the refreshed model.
Being a facelift, the 2021 Compass is all about cosmetic changes, both inside and out. Beginning with the exterior, the front fascia has been thoroughly revised, if not given a complete makeover. The basic seven-slat grille remains unchanged but now features studded inserts. The bumper design has been tweaked with a new two-part air dam. The new top half of the air dam also merges into the new fog lamp housing, whereas the lower half's design has been altered slightly. The projector headlamp design has also been revised, that also feature repositioned LED DRLs and the alloy wheels are new as well. The rear design though has been left untouched.
Significant changes have been made to the updated Compass' interior, thanks to a completely restyled dashboard. All major components ranging from the steering wheel to the infotainment system and switchgear for HVAC/infotainment controls have been changed. Speaking of the infotainment system (which is now a bigger 10.1-inch touchscreen unit), the 2021 facelift model comes fitted with FCA's latest UConnect 5 system that offers advanced premium features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Over-The-Air (OTA) updates, etc. The China-spec model also showcases a new digital instrument cluster, although it's not confirmed yet whether the India-spec model will be fitted with it.
One aspect where the 2021 Compass facelift is not likely to differ is in terms of powertrain options. As the current model's engines are already BS6-compliant, Jeep is likely to continue with the same powertrain options. This means a 2.0-litre turbo diesel paired to a five-speed manual or a nine-speed torque converter automatic and 1.4-litre turbo petrol paired to the same manual box or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Like before, the Compass' chief rivals will continue to be the Hyundai Tucson and the Skoda Karoq. However, with the addition of new features, expect a significant price increase across the 2021 Compass facelift range.
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