Last week, our spy photographers caught the Indian-spec of the revised 2022 Jeep® Compass testing on the roads of Metro Detroit. While it didn’t show us many new details about the revision given to the global Compass, it did tell us that the global Jeep engineering team is hard at work refining its updated compact SUV to continue its success around the world.
We have seen the 2022 Jeep Compass on roads across the globe, we are now getting our first glimpse of what is hiding behind the heavy vinyl camouflage covering the front end. As we stated before, the 2022 model will be updated with standard LED headlamps and fog lamps across the lineup. Here we can see that the headlamps will have a different shape to them, looking like a cross between the headlamps found on the current Cherokee model and the revised 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
The look should blend the Compass more inline to where the Jeep brand is going with its styling, considering that the current model’s styling has been tailored to more of the Grand Cherokee design language than other vehicles in the Jeep lineup. This weekend, we saw the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WL) three-row out testing in Metro Detroit, and like the Compass, peeking through the camouflage was a new headlamp design similar to the styling direction of the Cherokee (KL) model.
Currently, the Jeep Compass is built in a total of five global assembly plants (Brazil, Mexico, China, India, and Italy). Its success globally has opened the Jeep brand to many customers who simply couldn’t afford the bigger SUVs in the brand’s lineup due to import taxes, emissions regulations, and other various reasons.
According to sources close to MoparInsiders.com, the Compass will be getting several technology upgrades for the 2022 model year. These include L2 (or Level 2) autonomy, which allows the vehicle to feature advancements like highway assist, traffic jam assists, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, active blind-spot assist, and driver attention alert. Other additions include a revised interior with new infotainment systems featuring the latest Uconnect 5 software and the updated exterior enhancements which we see in these latest photos.
We are also hoping that the Jeep team, will ditch the sluggish 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-four-cylinder for the Renegade’s more modern 1.3-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine with Engine Start/Stop (ESS) technology. The Renegade’s 1.3-liter turbo delivers 180 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. of torque and is now featured in select markets for the Compass, such as the new electrified Compass 4xe models.
The revised Compass will more than likely make its debut in the European marketplace, before coming to market in the North American market. Don’t expect an electrified 4xe model here just yet, as North America probably won’t see such a model until 2023.
2022 Jeep® Compass Limited Image Gallery: