Updated Jeep Compass Debuts in China, Likely Points to U.S. Changes
Jeep has ditched a refreshed compass in China, and we suspect updates featured on the off-road brand’s small crossover will find their way to the US-spec model for the 2022 or 2023 model year.
The changes to the compass exterior appear minor, with a new front fascia, reworked grille, and slightly revised headlight bezels filled with LED lighting, adding a hint of additional aggression to the Jeep’s mug. More significant updates appear in the cabin of the crossover.
A revised dashboard emphasizes the width of the interior and accommodates a massive infotainment screen and a cluster of digital gauges, one measuring 10.3 inches and the other at 10.1 – we Suppose both are optional and a smaller infotainment display and analog gauges are a standard kit. As with other recent Fiat Chrysler Automobile products, expect the updated Compass to bring the company’s latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system to its cabin.
Under the hood, the Chinese market Compass comes with an available 1.3-liter turbocharged engine, likely the same 177-horsepower unit found under the hood of the Jeep Renegade subcompact. We assume the engine will find its way to the updated Compass that Jeep is shipping to our shores, where it will complement the 180-horsepower 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that powers the 2021 model.
We reached out to Jeep to find out if the revised Compass from China provided for upcoming changes to our model, but a brand representative told us the brand couldn’t “comment on future products.” Still, we’re betting these updates will eventually arrive to our Compass in a year or two.
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