2022 Jeep® Compass Will Be Unveiled In India Next!

Indian Model Will Be Unveiled On Thursday, January 7th, 2021...

The updated 2022 Jeep® Compass has already begun to roll off the assembly line in Guangzhou, China. With five different plants around the globe building the compact SUV, there have been a lot of questions surrounding Jeep’s most popular global model. Thanks to several sources, we are finally getting details on when the rest of the world will be getting its chance to see the newly revised Compass.

China-Spec 2022 Jeep® Compass Limited. (Jeep).
China-Spec 2022 Jeep® Compass Limited. (Jeep).

Thanks to our good friends at AutoCar India, we have learned that the 2022 Jeep Compass will make its official debut on January 7th, 2021. The current Compass has been a huge success for the Jeep brand in the Indian market and according to sources, the updated Compass has already started production at the Ranjangaon facility in Pune, India. The newest model should go on sale immediately after its unveiling.

China-Spec 2022 Jeep® Compass Limited. (Jeep).
China-Spec 2022 Jeep® Compass Limited. (Jeep).

Unlike the Chinese-spec models which we have talked about earlier, the Indian-spec models will continue to feature 2.0-liter turbodiesel and 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engines.

Following the Indian debut, the Italian Melfi Assembly Plant which currently manufactures the Compass and electrified Compass 4xe models for Europe and most of the Middle-East will launch its version of the revised compact SUV. We have heard that production of the revised Compass from Melfi, we start sometime in early January. 

China-Spec 2022 Jeep® Compass Limited. (Jeep).
China-Spec 2022 Jeep® Compass Limited. (Jeep).

It was recently reported that the Melfi plant would expand production of its Renegade and Compass models, due to demand. That should go into effect on February 15th, according to the website ClubAlfa.

The Pernambuco, Brazil plant which manufacturers the Renegade and Compass for the Latin American and South American markets are reported to start production of the revised Brazilian-Spec model in March. The Compass and Renegade both play important roles in the success of the Jeep brand in that region. Brazil is the second biggest market in the world for the Jeep brand behind the United States, with 22% of the country’s SUV sales.

China-Spec 2022 Jeep® Compass Limited. (Jeep).
China-Spec 2022 Jeep® Compass Limited. (Jeep).

For those living in the North American region, the Toluca, Mexico Assembly Plant has already undergone updates for the 2022 models. Production isn’t expected to start until April according to our friends in the dealer communities. This would put the Compass on schedule for the 2021 Moab Easter Jeep Safari event. Originally the Moab event coincides with the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), however, that event has been scheduled for Friday, August 20th, 2021 to Sunday, August 29th, 2021.

China-Spec 2022 Jeep® Compass Limited. (Jeep).
China-Spec 2022 Jeep® Compass Limited. (Jeep).

This means for us in the North American market, we should be seeing the new models roll into dealerships sometime late in the second quarter of 2021.

What do you think of the revised 2022 Jeep Compass? Let us know in the MoparInsiders.com forums.

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Looks to be a great update, should be strong seller globally.........in fact either fourth-third-second best selling Stellantis model (RAM 1st)!

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A well conceived, well planned and executed Jeep, demonstrates clearly an encouraging opinion mindset about the brand being world class globally and in addition solidifies the brands powerful potential to provide strong profits and a trickle down quality image for the company. The Compass changes and improvements are significant and positive. The question that haunts me and which I have asked often herein, is what about the Cherokee? With this update, the lines of distinction between Cherokee and Compass blur even more and the need for a repositioning of Cherokee becomes more evident. Too much overlap that hurts both vehicles, diminishes the Jeep culture even, in my humble opinion. Relying on "Mopar Willy Speculation", and frankly self proclaimed wisdom, I again present my solution and I sincerely hope someone at Jeep gives it serious consideration, perhaps if only as a reaffirmation of plans already in motion at Jeep. Lets hope so , RIGHT?
Compadres, we have a brand new platform under the upcoming Grand Cherokee, brand new factories to build them and the capacity, yes indeed, the obligation to utilize every opportunity to exploit the full potential of these assets. In addition, one cannot dismiss the well defined niche that the current Grand Cherokee is now abandoning as fertile ground for a very similar in size, characteristics and capability, a place owned by Grand Cherokee frankly, to be re-occupied ASAP. That future Jeep vehicle is, must be, about the size, give an inch or two, and characteristics, notably, rear wheel drive, two row only and underpinned on a shortened Grand Cherokee platform with E-torque V-6 power available, now capable of on and off road ability only this established niche combination can deliver. The next generation Cherokee now assumes a distinctive, clearly Jeep defined niche in the Jeep product formula that fills a proven appropriate position again, eliminates all the current drawbacks of the current Cherokee, gives both Compass and Cherokee breathing room and clarity and to top this proposal off gang, it can all be done on the same assembly line as the new Grand Cherokee. Yup all this achieved by the Mopar Willy plan while increasing return on investment and freeing up the current Cherokee plant for new product, perhaps for PSA spin off vehicles when Stellantis comes roaring into North America in Dodge and Chrysler clothing. Is Mopar Willy offering sound advise here once again or just blowing smoke, again, you decide. Regardless of the outcome, if anything, consider this my New Years gift to my Compadres. Happy New Year all !

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