The current Jeep® Compass (MP) has been on the market since the 2017 model year and has been a global success for the iconic American sport-utility brand. With the introduction of the all-new electrified Compass plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, called the Compass 4xe, the Compass will be built in five different countries for 2020 (Mexico, Brazil, India, China, and Italy). While the Compass has more options than ever, it seems that a mid-cycle action (MCA) or mid-life refresh as most people call it is on its way.
A Chinese blog has posted some interesting photos of a fully camouflaged Compass, recently taken in China. The vehicle has the heavy black camouflage hiding the front of the vehicle. However, pictures of the rear show light vinyl camouflage showing a new tailgate and rear bumper design, that is more in line with the updated midsize Jeep Cherokee. We also see that there appear to be some changes to the Compass’ interior as well. This particular prototype features a Dodge brand steering wheel, so more than likely, the new Compass will feature a new steering wheel design like the upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee.
We are hoping that Jeep will ditch the standard 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-four-cylinder that we get in North America and replace it with the turbocharged 1.3-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder found in the current North American Jeep Renegade. Currently, the 1.3-liter turbocharged engine is offered on the Compass elsewhere in the world and would make a world of difference in the compact Compass compared to the aged and sluggish 2.4-liter.
We will be keeping our eyes on the upcoming Jeep Compass, as it is guaranteed to play a very important part of the future of the Jeep brand. But it does look like the 2021 model will be huge for Jeep with several new vehicle launches.
To see more pictures of this 2021 Jeep Compass prototype, you can check the link below.