Here's how the Grand Wagoneer's styling translates to a compact Jeep SUV.
Jeep is preparing to expand its full-size SUV lineup with the newly unveiled Grand Cherokee L three-row SUV and the upcoming production version of the Grand Wagoneer Concept. But this doesn't mean Jeep is neglecting its compact SUV range. We've known for a while now that Jeep is preparing a refresh for the entry-level Compass, expected to go on sale for the 2022 model year, but there could be more small SUVs to come from the brand.
The 2021 Grand Cherokee borrows design cues from the Grand Wagoneer concept, so there's a good chance smaller SUVs like the new Compass and Renegade will also adopt similar styling. To give us an idea of how the Grand Wagoneer's styling will translate to a small SUV, artist KDesign AG has designed an unofficial render depicting a baby Jeep SUV with the automaker's new design language.
Using the Compass as a base, the artist has applied the Grand Wagoneer's slimmer, more modern-looking grille and headlights featuring the concept's full-width LED light bar to the hypothetical compact SUV. The lower part of the front fascia retains the lower grille of the current Compass but features new vents.
At the rear, the changes are more subtle, blending tweaked headlights from the Compass with elements from the Grand Wagoneer's lower rear fascia. Overall, this is an attractive-looking SUV and we wouldn't complain if the next-generation Compass or its future successor looks like this.
As for the new Jeep Compass facelift, the styling changes will be less significant. The refreshed compact SUV has already debuted in China sporting a more prominent grille and slimmer LED headlights and taillights. More extensive changes can be found in the interior, including a redesigned dashboard incorporating a 10.3-inch screen with the latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system and a 10.1-inch instrument display.
Under the hood, China's updated Compass is powered by a 1.3-liter turbocharged engine generating 177 hp, which will likely be offered for the US version along with the current model's 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that produces 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque.