Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
08 Jan 2021
Jeep has today finally unveiled the new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift BS6 in the Indian market. The Jeep Compass is a very popular mid-size SUV in the country. The Compass was first launched in India in the year 2017 and the SUV became an instant hit. However, in around three years, it didn't get any major update and with the launch of the new SUV's like the MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Kia Seltos, new-generation Hyundai Creta, etc., the sales of the Jeep Compass were badly affected. But, hopefully not any more as the company has just unveiled the new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift BS6 in India and its bookings are also now open. Here, we have listed for you the top five things you need to know about the upcoming 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift BS6.
Exterior Changes and Design Highlights
If you remember, just a few weeks ago, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) unveiled the new Jeep Compass Facelift at the Guangzhou International Motor Show in China and now it has finally arrived in India! Talking about the changes in the new Compass Facelift, so on the outside, it gets a minor nip and tuck to enhance its aesthetic appeal. At the front, the new facelifted Compass gets a re-designed signature seven-slat grille of Jeep with blacked-out inserts and subtle chrome accents. The SUV gets some minor tweaks on the front bumper, there are new re-designed headlamps with LED DRLs and new re-positioned LED fog lamps too. The side profile of the new facelifted Jeep Compass sports newly designed alloy wheels. At the rear, it doesn't get any significant changes but there are LED taillights, and it gets a new green colour shade too. All in all, it looks fresher and more appealing than before.
Dimensions and Capacity
As it is just a facelift update and not a generation change, the dimensions and the capacity of the SUV have remained the same as before. Have a look at the dimensions and capacity of the new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift in the table below:
|Specification||New Jeep Compass Facelift|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60-litres|
|Tyre Size (top model)||225/60 R17 (18-inch also now available)|
Interior Changes and New Features
The interiors of the new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift have got a significant upgrade. It gets an all-new cabin with premium inserts. Taking the centre stage of the dashboard of the SUV is an all-new large 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This touchscreen system gets Jeep's latest UConnect 5 software and is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay even in the wireless format. It also gets an all-new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a new steering wheel, re-designed switch gears and Jeep also says that there are more cubby spaces in the car now. Some other features of the new Jeep Compass Facelift include an 8-way power-adjustable ventilated front seats with memory function, a large panoramic sunroof, new all-LED headlights, connected car technology, powered tailgate, and many more. The safety features of the new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift include upto six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, hill hold and hill descent control, traction control, ESC, hill-start assist, ISOFIX child seat mounts, electronic stability control, brake lock differential, 360-degree parking camera, etc.
Engine and Transmission Options
Now, talking about the engine options, so the mechanicals of the new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift remains completely identical to the pre-lift model. This means that the new facelifted Jeep Compass will be powered by the same BS6-compliant 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This turbo petrol motor will churn out 163 PS of maximum power at 3750 RPM and 250 Nm of peak torque between 1750-2500 RPM. This engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Like before, it will also get a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre multi-jet diesel engine. This diesel motor will churn out 170 PS of maximum power at 3750 RPM and 350 Nm of peak torque between 1750-2500 RPM. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and also a 9-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The top-spec diesel variants of the Compass Facelift will get the SelecTerrain 4x4 system too for better off-road capabilities.
Launch Timeline, Price Expectation and Rivals
Finally, we will be talking about the launch timeline and price expectations. So, the company has today unveiled the all-new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift BS6 in India and the bookings for the same are now open online and at all Jeep dealerships located across the country. The carmaker has stated that the dealer dispatches will begin soon and the test drives will commence by the end of this month. So, we believe the Compass Facelift will be launched in India by the end of this month or by early next month. The new Compass Facelift is expected to be priced between Rs. 16.99 lakhs - Rs. 25.99 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. Upon launch, it will rival against the Tata Harrier, new MG Hector Facelift, Mahindra XUV500, new-gen Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, etc.
What The Company Says
Describing the strengths of the new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift, Dr Partha Datta - President and Managing Director, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) India said, "Over the last three years, the made-in-India Jeep Compass has established its superiority in the minds of Indian customers with its world-class quality, safety, capability and performance. He further added, "We have now raised the bar, making the New Jeep Compass an even more compelling proposition, and one that incorporates customer feedback. The new Compass package offers an all-new level of sophistication, passenger comfort, technology and user experience while remaining true to its Jeep DNA." Thus, all in all, we can say that the upcoming new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift is the perfect blend of engineering robustness, refined exterior styling, elegant interiors and superior functionality.
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