Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
28 Dec 2020
It has been in news since a really long time that Jeep is going to launch the Compass Facelift in India and now it's finally gonna happen very soon. Jeep India has teased the new facelifted Compass on its official website and also on its social media handles. The teaser image reveals the new Green colour shade of the India-spec Compass Facelift. The company has also rolled out media invites that says 'Block your date for an exciting Jeep announcement' and the mentioned date in the media invite is January 7, 2021. So, today in this article, we have for you all the details about the India launch of the all-new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift BS6.
Now, as we all know, Jeep Compass was once (and it is still) a very popular SUV in the Indian market. The Compass was first launched in India in the year 2017 and the SUV became an instant hit. However, it's been more than three years and the Compass has not received any major update yet. Also, with the launch of the new SUV's like the MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Kia Seltos, new Hyundai Creta, etc., the sales of the Jeep Compass has taken a big toll. But, soon things are going to change, and for good! A few weeks ago, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) unveiled the new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift at the Guangzhou International Motor Show in China. Now finally, the facelifted Compass is coming to India!
As per the media reports, it was earlier about to be launched in India on 23rd January 2021, but now Jeep has officially teased the image with a date which hints that it might be launched in India on January 7, 2021. Talking about the changes, so the India-spec version of the new Compass Facelift will get a minor nip and tuck to enhance its aesthetic appeal. At the front, this mid-size SUV will get a blacked-out version of Jeep's signature seven-slat grille with subtle chrome accents and some minor tweaks on the front bumper. It will also get re-designed headlamps with LED DRLs and new LED fog lamps. The new facelifted Compass will get newly designed alloy wheels and the company will offer the SUV in new colour shades too.
The new Compass Facelift will also get an all-new interior. Taking the centre stage of the dashboard will be most likely an all-new and bigger 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It will be compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and it will get Jeep's latest UConnect 5 software too. The Compass was already very feature-loaded and with the facelift, Jeep is expected to offer even more features in the SUV. Talking about the engine options, so the mechanicals of the SUV will remain completely identical to the pre-lift model. This means that the new Jeep Compass Facelift will be powered by a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre multi-jet diesel engine. This motor will churn out 170 PS of power at 3750 RPM and 350 Nm of peak torque between 1750-2500 RPM. This engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 9-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The new facelifted Compass will also get the same BS6-compliant 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This turbo petrol motor will pump out 163 PS of 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). The top-spec diesel variants of the Compass Facelift will get the 4WD system too. So, this was all about the India launch of the new 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift BS6. The unofficial bookings for the same are already open at select Jeep dealerships across the country. Are you planning to purchase one for yourself? Feel free to share with all of us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and the owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.