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Jeep is well known in both the Indian market and all over the world for having rugged SUVs. The auto maker’s flagship, the Wrangler is a timeless classic that has a separate fanbase that is gaga over the car. In India, the car manufacturer made it’s budget debut with the Compass. Tomorrow, Jeep is going to be launching the facelift of the Jeep Compass for 2021. Here’s what we know so far and what we think the pricing could be.
In terms of the design, while the current-gen Compass is quite aggressive in it’s looks and a very pronounced front, the 2021 facelift will take this look to another level. The car is expected to get a larger chrome finished mesh grille that will give the car a very large road presence. This will be accompanied by LED DRLs and sleeker LED headlamps for the car. The bumper too will be redone with skid plates, a larger air dam, redesigned fog lamps, fresh tail-lights and new 5-spoke alloys.
As for the engine, the Compass will probably use the same engine as the current-gen model, unlike the international variant, which gets a newer option. It will use the same powertrain as well. For some context, the engines on offer are a 1.4-litre Multi-air petrol engine and 2.0-litre diesel unit. The transmission options will be a 6-speed manual, a 9-speed torque converter and a 7-speed automatic, which is a DCT automatic.
The interior is one part of the car that gets a massive change, with updated interiors, a revised dashboard and full leather upholstery. The dual-tone finish is replaced in favour of an all-black look, which helps make the interior look stealthy. There will also be a 10.1-inch floating information system with UConnect 5, which supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and voice control support. Ventilated seats for the front, wireless charging, auto AC, a 360-degree camera for parking and a fully digital instrument console are also expected to follow.
According to us, the Jeep Compass facelift will likely start at Rs 15 lakh and might even go up to Rs 20-21 lakh as per the varying models. The company might offer introductory pricing, as it is the trend these days for better sales and hype. We also expect the car to launch in a new, dark green hue.
What are your thoughts about the new Jeep Compass facelift? Are you excited about the same? Let us know in the comments below.
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