Jeep Compass facelift revealed, India launch expected in early 2021

Jeep Compass facelift (Image: Jeep)

Jeep updates the Compass for the European markets, now offering it with a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol option that puts out 148bhp when paired with a six-speed dual-clutch or 128bhp when paired with a six-speed manual. The headlamps have been tweaked and the grille gets honeycomb inserts, but overall the styling changes are modest. The infotainment system now has a larger screen and comes with the Jeep’s Uconnect Services.

Jeep Compass facelift (Image: Jeep)

The international spec-models will be offered in five trim levels – Sport, Longitude, Night Eagle, Limited and S. All of these variants will be powered by the turbo petrol and diesel engines paired with front-wheel-drive configuration. The four-wheel-drive versions will be coming in the second half of the year for some global markets. However, in India, we could see all the versions arriving together. The eagerly anticipated 4xe technology will also follow soon after. The facelifted Compass will be arriving across Europe starting from this month.

The updated Compass comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system (Image: Jeep)

The Jeep Compass is currently produced in Mexico, Brazil, China, India and Italy. In some international markets, the facelifted Compass will also come with the option of a 1.6-litre MultiJet II diesel engine which produces 118bhp and 320 Nm and comes mated to a manual gearbox. It’ll also have SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) in combination with front-wheel drive. Apart from this, the Compass facelift also comes with a newly tuned steering system and shock absorbers with FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) valves, to limit movements in the vehicle’s body, without affecting comfort in tackling rough roads. This should help out in the handling department as well. Do you think both engine options should come to India? What do you make of Jeep’s new Compass? Let us know in the comments below.