Jeep Compass is one of the most capable crossovers in the market. Its rugged, has a powerful engine, is super comfortable and most importantly is not a phoney SUV but a proper Jeep. It has got a good response all over the world including India when it was launched back in 2017. But due to the stiff competition in India’s Crossover segment, it started to show its age too soon. Luckily Jeep is here to save the day.
A completely camouflaged Jeep Compass was caught testing and will probably soon hit the global market. It will most probably be a proper facelift, not a half hearted one with revamped styling and interiors. We expect the front fascia to be revamped with restyled full LED headlamps, sportier bumper and sleeker interpretation of the trademark 7-slot grille. The profile appears to be retained without much changes but the camouflage could be hiding new character lines. The rear fascia will receive revised LED combination lights which don’t grow in size as they flow out of the tailgate onto the rear fenders.
The only confirmed news for now is that the new Compass will get an all new bigger touchscreen infotainment system which also suggest a complete revamp in the centre console and the dashboard including a new MID too.
There has been no announcement by FCA about the powertrains but it will most likely get the same 1.3 turbo charged petrol with a few tweaks. Right now it is available in 130 BHP and 150 BHP state with a plug in hybrid taking it too 190 and 240 BHP tuning state.
There is also good news for India as several test mules of the new Compass have been spied and we will most likely receive a facelift next year. The current gen is powered by a BS6 compliant 2.0 litre diesel engine producing 170 BHP and a 1.4 turbo petrol producing 161 BHP of peak power.
If launched at the correct time with a good marketing strategy and a competitive price, it could be game changer for Jeep and can again put them in a lead in India.