The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift was unveiled today and is very similar to the one at the 2020 Guangzhou Auto Show. Look-wise, the updates are not very huge, the features, however, have received a significant update.
The 2017 Jeep Compass is finally getting its first mid-life update. Compass is the brand's most affordable SUV in the market and Jeep India focuses on making frequent upgrades on the vehicle. The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift was unveiled today and is very similar to the one at the 2020 Guangzhou Auto Show. Look-wise, the updates are not very huge, the features, however, have received a significant update.
The external updates on the car are very few like a new body colour option along with a few cosmetic changes like the changed seven-slat grille, full-LED headlights, alloy wheels and LED taillights as well. The front, as well as the rear bumpers, have been tweaked and comes with a wider honeycomb mesh air dam up front. The internal updates are much more significant. Compass now gets a new dashboard that comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen unit. The push start-stop and the switch knobs for the climate control have also been re-positioned. The interior also has soft-touch upholstery, a new steering wheel and an updated instrument panel. Jeep Compass now also has an increased storage space in the central console.
The new 10.1-inch touchscreen unit is so far the biggest update in the car and there is also a new 10-inch inch HD instrument cluster display. Based on FCA's new Uconnect 5 technology, it has an android based operating system. Now there is also voice command assist and over-the-air (OTA) updates along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new Jeep Compass, just like the older version, will come with seven-airbags, antilock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and other features including brake assist (BA), hill assist (HA), electronic stability program (ESP), terrain modes, and hill descent control (HDC).
The 2021 Jeep Compass will be powered by the existing BS6 powertrains - Multi-jet diesel and the Multi-air petrol unit. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, Multi-Jet diesel engine comes paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). 1.4-litre, four-cylinder, on the other hand, is a Multi-Air petrol engine that comes mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a nine-speed torque converter automatic unit. The new Jeep Compass continues to give competition to 2020 Tata Harrier, Volkswagen T-Roc, Skoda Karoq, and the MG Hector Facelift.