Jeep Compass Facelift

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The facelifted Compass features a revised version of the trademark grille with honeycomb-like chrome accents, flanked by new LED headlamps that also get LED daytime running lights. It is seen with a modified front bumper that now holds a large air dam with fog lamps built into the top corners. Except for a new set of alloy wheels, the facelifted SUV features no changes to its side and rear profiles. The revised Trailhawk off-road based version of the Compass has also been unveiled by Jeep, which gets a similar look also in black though keeping the red elements for more sporty appeal.

While the exterior changes are minimal, the carmaker has updated the SUV cabin thoroughly. The first thing you note is the big, 10.1-inch tablet-like infotainment touchscreen interface that supports the newest UConnect 5 apps. A redesigned steering wheel, an all-digital 10.25-inch instrument cluster, and a dual-tone dashboard (which can differ from country to country) are other changes. With features such as auto AC, electronic parking brake, wireless charging, 360 degree camera, ventilated front seats, and push button start/stop, it will continue to be a premium option. Adaptive cruise control and lane hold assist may have safety features.

With the latest 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine generating up to 180PS, Jeep is expected to deliver the India-specific facelifted Compass when attached to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol unit (163PS/250Nm) sold in the current model should be replaced. As far as the diesel models are concerned, the same 2.0-litre engine that is rated at 173PS/350Nm and comes coupled with either a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed car is required to power them.

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