The second generation Jeep Compass will turn three years old this September, and FCA plans to give it a facelift in 2020. First details about the facelifted Jeep Compass have started emerging now.
With the facelift, FCA will modify the design of the bumpers, headlights, grille and rear lights. There’s no word on the interior changes, but one can expect fresh trim and upholstery and software enhancements to the electronics.
The second generation Jeep Compass will gain the 1.3-litre FireFly Turbo engine with the mid-cycle refresh. This engine replaced the 1.4-litre MultiAir2 Turbo engine in the Jeep Renegade with the facelift last year, and the same is expected in case of the C-SUV.
The 1.3-litre FireFly Turbo engine, like the 1.4-litre MultiAir2 Turbo engine, is a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit. Produced at the FCA Powertrain plant in Bielsko-Biała (Poland), this engine comes in 150 PS/270 Nm and 180 PS/270 Nm versions. The low-output version comes paired with the 6-speed Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDCT), while the high-output version works in tandem with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
FCA has already applied the 1.3-litre FireFly Turbo engine in the Jeep Compass, but only in its yet-to-be-commercialised plug-in hybrid variant from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This engine and an electric motor together deliver up to 240 PS in the first-ever Jeep Compass plug-in hybrid.
The facelifted Jeep Compass will break cover in the first half of 2020. Brazil should be its first market. In India, the new model may go on sale towards the end of 2020 or in early 2021.