Jeep unveiled the information about the upcoming 2022 Jeep Compass during the Ghuangzhou Auto International Show in 2020 in China. The annual show introduced the concept for the new Compass. Rumor has it that the new Compass version (for American auto market) prototype has been visible and spotted.
Compass is one of the most popular products from Jeep, coming in crossover compact SUV, which is considered reliable and quite promising. The current model was first introduced and launched in 2017. It was dubbed as the replacement model for the previous one, like the Patriot. The upcoming model would be available for sale, starting in 2021 – designed to be 2022 model.
Overall Design and Style
If everything goes as planned, the new Compass should be coming with slimmer headlights and better-designed fascias on both the front as well as the sides. The exterior side will definitely have improved look and better appearance, but the biggest changes may take place on the inside. The dashboard will entirely new, and there will be a new display screen in 10.1 inch and touchscreen feature for the infotainment. For the instrument cluster, there is even a 10.25 inch of display. However, it is unclear whether the 10.25 inch display would be the standard one or the optional, especially for the higher trim. Expect some changes for the center console as well as the steering wheel. At least they would be more modern for the 2022 Jeep Compass option.
Engine and Performance
It seems that the engine arrangement would be different from one auto market to another. For the American auto market, the Compass is said to run on inline-four engine with 2.4 liter capacity to produce 180 hp of power, coming with auto or manual transmission. The auto 6-speed transmission would be available on the front wheel driving system – and available on the entry level. While the auto 9-speed transmission with all wheel driving system, available for only Limited and Trailhawk.
However, rumor has it that the Compass would be coming with four-cylinder Regenade turbocharged engine with 1.3 liter capacity – matching with the ESS (Engine Start/Stop) technology. The turbocharged engine alone is able to churn 177 hp of power and 210 Nm of torque. When compared to the current inline-four Tigershark engine with 2.4 liter capacity, the upcoming model may not seem super impressive, but it actually delivers a somehow more stable performance and outcome. At least, the upcoming model seems to be more promising than the current one. But this one hasn’t been confirmed just yet.
For auto markets, Jeep even has hybrid plug-in engine – available in 4xe. If it is right, it would be coming as an inline-four with 1.3 liter capacity for the front side placement and electric motor on the back side. The output may be between 190 hp and 240 hp of power, and the 11.4 kW of (electric) power should be enough for a short drive.
Compass may have something promising for the future, and we should be waiting for them. Let’s wait for further updates and news about the upcoming 2022 Jeep Compass.