The US could possibly see the same feature updates
There has been a lot of talk around Jeep's four-door compact crossover SUV, the Compass, in recent months, with a camouflaged version of the redesigned car making an appearance in the wild last month. The 2021 Compass was recently updated with a new turbocharged engine and dual-clutch transmission in Europe, but 2022 promises a new face and some updated tech. The "new" Compass has now broken cover in China, and as Jeep has teased in official pictures, the small SUV gains a few exterior updates, as well as some notable interior changes. It is expected that these changes will make their way into the US model for 2022 or 2023.
The exterior of the Compass is still completely recognizable but now features some small tweaks to keep it looking fresh going into 2021. The front of the car boasts a new fascia with a bolder grille, and slimmed headlights packed with LED goodness. The overall look is more aggressive, giving the baby Jeep some much-needed street cred. While the exterior sees some minor changes, the interior of the Compass sees more extensive work.
The new dashboard layout has a much more mature look, and its flowing lines are broken by an impressively sized 10.25-inch infotainment screen and a 10.1-inch instrument display. Base model cars will presumably be fitted with smaller screens and analog gauges. The latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system will also be included in the new package.
The Chinese market also sees the introduction of a 177-horsepower 1.3-liter turbocharged engine used in the Jeep Renegade, which is likely to join the 180-hp 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine when it makes its way to US shores. Asked at the release of the updated car in China, officials could not comment on whether or not these updates would be making their way to us, but the chances are good.