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2021 Jeep Compass | First Drive Review | BBC TopGear India





Many ignorant folks used to think that Jeep is a category like Xerox, with statements like “let's buy a Jeep” encompassing all the Mahindra SUVs and Maruti Gypsies of the time. When FCA came to India and launched the made in India Jeep Compass, that's when they learned that Jeep is in fact an iconic American car manufacturer and thus, Compass became a roaring success. As a product, it had everything: looks, engine transmissions, price, and was perfectly packaged and it got a standing ovation in its initial days.

The compass is now in its midlife crisis and needed a botox shot in its arms to appeal to the senses of the Indian buyer. The facelift compass 2021 is that exact shot. Now, with this facelift, Jeep wants to claim the lost territory which still has Creta, Seltos, Tucson, Skoda Karoq, MG Hector, Tiguan all of them holding their placards. If you walk into a Jeep showroom and for some reason have not experienced the earlier Compass, the new facelift compass will charm you and definitely make it to your list.

TopGear Magazine July 2024