Still compact. Still handsome.
The Jeep Compass - Jeep's compact, mostly city-dwelling crossover - is cruising toward a mid-cycle update for 2022, its big reveal expected to come at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China later this month. The new-and-improved Compass has been spied testing in a full suit of camouflage once or twice already, although we have yet to get a good look at the vehicle in the buff.
That is, until now. Images of the new 2022 Jeep Compass just leaked on a Chinese website, DCDAPP.com, giving us our first look at exactly what's changed versus the current 2021 model.
Seen here, the 2022 Jeep Compass looks remarkably like the current version up front, although there are some key differences. The grille, which looks to be about the same in square area, appears to have a bit more curvature than before, and the headlights have been narrowed significantly and given more aggressive angular cutouts where they meet with the edges of the grille.
But easily the biggest change is the new black insert further down on the grille, which ties the fog lamps together on either side. The overall shape is vaguely reminiscent of the sort of telephone handset-shaped taillight outline on later-model Dodge Chargers.
Out back, the differences are even harder to spot; the taillight graphics may have changed slightly, but otherwise, it's essentially identical to the outgoing Compass.
Also captured on camera was the 2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk, which features even more black cladding, plus a new matte black hood graphic with a striking red stripe offset to one side, and notably, no contrasting black roof like on the current version. The alloy wheels appear to be new, too, although they look remarkably similar to the ones on the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk - not that that's a bad thing.
Unfortunately, the one part of the new Compass we don't get a peek at in these photos is the cabin, which is where the most substantial changes are set to take place. The 2022 Compass is expected to offer a giant 10-inch Uconnect infotainment screen and a fully digital instrument panel on the higher trim levels.
Stay tuned as the wraps come off the newly revised Jeep Compass later on in the month.