The Jeep Compass that was teased last month is not the facelifted model we expected. It’s basically the same old model with new technologies.
FCA has announced a 1.3-litre GSE turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine from the FireFly engine family for the Jeep Compass. As we’ve been telling you from months now, it serves as a replacement for the 1.4-litre MultiAir 2 turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
The 1.3-litre GSE petrol engine of the Jeep Compass is available in 130 PS/270 Nm and 150 PS/270 Nm versions, with 6-speed manual and 6-speed dual dry clutch automatic transmissions respectively. There’s no AWD system option in the configurations fitted with this engine, at least not in the first market where it’s available - Italy. The new engine comes with a new Sport drive mode for a more dynamic driving experience.
The 1.4-litre MultiAir 2 petrol engine that the new petrol engine replaces was available in 140 PS/230 Nm and 170 PS/250 Nm versions. It was offered with 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic transmission options. An AWD system option was available in the configuration(s) fitted with this engine.
In India, the Jeep Compass’ petrol engine is the 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol engine, also a turbocharged four-cylinder unit, which delivers 162 PS and 250 Nm of torque. It can be had with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed dual dry clutch automatic transmission. There’s no AWD system option in the petrol configurations.
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In addition to the new petrol engine, the European Jeep Compass has received new connected vehicle services for its Uconnect 4 series infotainment systems. These services allow the driver to lock/unlock doors, flash the lights and perform more such vehicle functions remotely, send a destination to the infotainment system from a smartphone, receive real-time alerts, etc. The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift that will follow later will come with Uconnect 5 infotainment system range.
The 2021 Jeep Compass with a refreshed design will likely first arrive in South America, in the second half of this calendar year. Its Indian launch should take place a few months later. Stay tuned to IndianAutosBlog.com for more Jeep updates and other four-wheeler news.