Jeep’s taken the wraps off of a refreshed Compass in China, and we suspect the updates shown on the off-road-oriented brand’s small crossover will find their way to the U.S.-spec model for the 2022 or 2023 model year.
Changes to the exterior of the Compass appear minor, with a new front fascia, reworked grille, and mildly revised headlight bezels replete with LED lighting, adding a hint of additional aggression to the Jeep’s mug. More significant updates appear within the crossover’s cabin.
A revised dashboard emphasizes the interior’s width and welcomes a massive infotainment screen and digital gauge cluster, one of which measures in at 10.3 inches and the other at 10.1—we presume both are optionally available and a smaller infotainment screen and analog gauges are standard kit. As in other recent Fiat Chrysler Automobile products, expect the updated Compass to bring the company’s latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system into its cabin.
Underhood, the China-market Compass comes with an available turbocharged 1.3-liter engine, likely the same 177-hp unit found under the hood of the subcompact Jeep Renegade. We guess the engine will find its way to the updated Compass that Jeep ships to our shores, where it will complement the naturally aspirated 180-hp 2.4-liter four-pot that powers the 2021 model.
We reached out to Jeep to find out if China’s revised Compass previews forthcoming changes to our model, but we’re told by a brand representative that the brand could not “comment on future products.” Nevertheless, we wager these updates will eventually make their way to our Compass in the next year or two.