Jeep’s taken the wraps off of a refreshed Compass in China, and we suspect the updates proven on the off-road-oriented model’s small crossover will discover their technique to the U.S.-spec mannequin for the 2022 or 2023 mannequin 12 months.
Adjustments to the outside of the Compass seem minor, with a brand new entrance fascia, reworked grille, and mildly revised headlight bezels replete with LED lighting, including a touch of further aggression to the Jeep’s mug. Extra important updates seem inside the crossover’s cabin.
A revised dashboard emphasizes the inside’s width and welcomes a large infotainment display screen and digital gauge cluster, certainly one of which measures in at 10.Three inches and the opposite at 10.1—we presume each are optionally obtainable and a smaller infotainment display screen and analog gauges are normal equipment. As in different current Fiat Chrysler Car merchandise, anticipate the up to date Compass to deliver the corporate’s newest Uconnect 5 infotainment system into its cabin.
Underhood, the China-market Compass comes with an obtainable turbocharged 1.3-liter engine, doubtless the identical 177-hp unit discovered beneath the hood of the subcompact Jeep Renegade. We guess the engine will discover its technique to the up to date Compass that Jeep ships to our shores, the place it would complement the naturally aspirated 180-hp 2.4-liter four-pot that powers the 2021 model.
We reached out to Jeep to seek out out if China’s revised Compass previews forthcoming modifications to our mannequin, however we’re instructed by a model consultant that the model couldn’t “touch upon future merchandise.” Nonetheless, we wager these updates will ultimately make their technique to our Compass within the subsequent 12 months or two.