The new 2021 Jeep Compass facelift has been unveiled in India today with a range of upgrades to the exterior and the addition of connected car tech. The 2021 model gets revised styling with tweaked headlamp design with integrated LED DRLs, a restyled grille with a honeycomb mesh, the front bumper is new, and so are the new skid plate and fog lamp housing. Over at the side, the new Compass boasts new five-spoke redesigned alloys with a diamond-cut finish. The design and styling at the rear are similar.
The Jeep SUV continues to offer both petrol and diesel engine options that include a 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel unit that makes 173 hp and 350 Nm of torque, and a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol tuned to deliver 163 hp and 250 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission will be offered as standard on both engines. The petrol unit comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, while the diesel gets a nine-speed automatic option.
The 2021 facelift model gets a new dash with a new 10-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system. The touchscreen boasts the latest generation user interface supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with FCA’s Connect 5 software. AC vents and the HVAC controls have been revised and positioned right below. The steering wheel is new and it gets a digital driver instrument cluster. New materials have been used in the dual-tone interior and the high-specs gets a panoramic sunroof.
Customers can also interact with the vehicle remotely, with a mobile app that has the following functionality:
-Locking and unlocking of the doors
-Vehicle health report which will help customers know the condition of their Jeep Compass and plan their trips accordingly
-Driver analytics which will help the driver monitor and improve their driving style
-Location services which provide a geofencing feature to monitor the drive radius
-A Safety Service feature to inform an emergency contact in case of an accident
-Stolen Vehicle Assist that remotely disables the vehicle in case of theft
Other new features such as a 360-degree remote camera, cruise control, and a button-operated power lift gate will be offered in the 2021 Jeep Compass.
The most popular Jeep in India, FCA India also exports right-hand-drive Jeep Compass SUVs that are manufactured at its India plant in Ranjangaon. The Compass competes against the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Skoda Karoq, as well as the higher-spec models of the Tata Harrier and MG Hector.
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