FCA India today launched the 2021 Jeep Compass. The new 2021 Jeep Compass will continue to be locally manufactured in India at FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, near Pune. Production of the New Jeep Compass has already begun and is ready for India market launch. Dispatches of the SUV to Jeep brand dealerships across the country will commence shortly. On the exterior, the 2021 Jeep Compass continues to sport the Jeep brand styling elements including the seven-slot grille and the trapezoidal wheel arches.
The headlights now come with reflectors as well as LED projectors, depending on the variant. The New Jeep Compass is available in seven colours, three of which are new – Techno Metallic Green, Galaxy Blue and Bright White, once again by popular customer demand.
Customers can now opt for the Limited (O), the Model ‘S’ or even the 80th Anniversary Edition if they aspire to own a New Jeep Compass with a panoramic sunroof. Model ‘S” also comes with a 9-speaker Alpine sound system with a subwoofer. Other key features are 360-degree camera and a power liftgate in the top-end trim.
The interior design sports a mid bolster piece surrounded by the metal brow. The sleek metal accent underneath the bolster makes the dashboard look more integrated. The New Compass has double the storage inside the passenger cabin and a wireless charging spot for a smartphone. The waterfall centre console has been designed to make navigating it ergonomically smoother.
The mid bolster houses slender air vents, which are neatly tucked under the brow of the dashboard and are embellished with a brushed metal strip. The SelecTerrain selector is now a toggle in chrome. Control knobs for the air-con and the circular periphery of the engine stop-start button are detailed with intricate striped pattern ‘fluting’. Function switches are more ergonomically placed and modernized. The steering wheel has been redesigned and the Jeep brand badge now is placed in a horizontal strip surrounded by chrome. The all-new interiors in the 2021 Jeep Compass will be offered to customers in dual-tone and full black combinations in leather and fabric upholstery, depending on the selection of trim and variant.
The top-end Model ‘S’ comes with ventilated 8-way power-adjustable seats for both driver and the front passenger, with the memory function for the former. The Limited (O) also comes with 8-way power-adjustable seats with memory, but only for the driver. The new compass now has increased storage and utility, better ergonomics and new controls with improved Human Machine Interface (HMI).
The latest generation UConnect-5 infotainment system is available across the range with a large, 10.1-inch touchscreen (8.4-inch in Sport) in Longitude, Limited (O) and Model ‘S’. The top-end Model ‘S’ comes with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, which has a selection of 24 digital configurable screens. The driver can configure, access and operate these screens at the press of a button on the newly designed steering wheel. Occupants will have access to Bluetooth audio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Wireless phone charging (offered on the Model ‘S’ trim), conveniently packaged in the more spacious center console.
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 360-degree remote camera, cruise control and a button-operated powerlift gate will be offered in the 2021 Jeep Compass.
Key features include:
Automatic headlamps and rain-sensing wipers
· Electronic parking brake
· Hill hold and hill descent control
· SelecTerrain 4×4 system
· Hot stamped & laser-welded panels with special TRIP steels
· Frequency damped suspension – a technology used in sports cars
· Six airbags
· Electronic stability control
· Panic brake assist
· Brake lock differential
· Electronic roll mitigation
· Hydraulic boost compensation
· Ready-alert braking
. Rainy brake support
2021 Jeep Compass Facelift has 11 front-wheel drive (4×2) variants available across Sport, Longitude, Limited (O), Model ‘S’ trims and also the 80th Anniversary Edition. All front-wheel drive variants will offer a choice of two proven BS-VI compliant powertrains – 2.0-litre, 172 PS, 350 Nm, turbo-diesel (Multijet II) and the 1.4-litre 163 PS, 250 Nm, turbo-petrol (Multiair). The New Compass will be offered with a choice of a 6-speed Manual and 7-speed DDCT transmission, newly introduced in the Sport (petrol variant) by popular customer demand.
Three All-wheel Drive (AWD) variants, with the Jeep Active Drive and Jeep SelecTerrain® 4×4 system, will be available with the combination of 2.0-litre turbo-diesel with the 9-speed automatic transmission, across three trims – Limited (O), Model ‘S’ and the 80th Anniversary Edition. Cruise Control is offered as a standard feature in all 9-speed automatic, AWD variants.