2022 Jeep Compass PHEV to get these exterior & interior changes

The 2022 Jeep Compass (facelift) has debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show, and here are images, courtesy autohome.com.cn reveal. Following its world premiere in China, the refreshed Jeep Compass PHEV or Jeep Compass 4xe should follow next year downloading the updates.

The 2022 Jeep Compass features subtle design changes at the front and rear. FCA has revised the Compass’ housing and graphics of the headlights and added chrome inserts to the honeycomb grille positioned behind the seven slots. The central and lower grilles, fog lamps and bumper also are new. Both the headlamps and fog lamps are probably LED units now and at the rear, the new model probably has tweaked tail light graphics.

The headline however is that the 2022 Jeep Compass packs major interior upgrades. Everything from the dashboard to the door panels has been redesigned, and it’s as if this is the interior of a new generation model, not a facelifted one. The cabin looks upmarket and more welcoming than the old model.

The new dash has a sleeker design, an aspect evident with the 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster and the new centre console with a more compact climate control panel and a bigger, floating touchscreen infotainment system. Slim horizontal AC vents have replace the relatively large vertical AC vents. The outer-end AC vents, unlike in the old model, are on the top of the dashboard, and they have a more compact footprint.

Also new in the 2022 Jeep Compass is wireless Apple CarPlay. The infotainment system fitted in the US-bound version should pack a different, UConnect 5.0 infotainment system, which would offer wireless Android Auto and maybe even 5G connectivity.

The Chinese website publishing these pictures says that the new Jeep Compass facelift is 9 mm (0.4 in.) longer and 17 mm (0.67 in.) or 25 mm (0.98 in.) taller than the old model, which are negligible dimension changes due to the bumpers. The new Jeep Compass PHEV facelift that could arrive by late-2021 should also measure more or less the same as the old model.

The current Jeep Compass PHEV comes in two variants and we expect it to stay that way with the facelift. The plug-in hybrid powertrain has a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine at the front and an electric motor at the rear. In the base variant, the engine produces 96 kW (129 hp) and 270 Nm (199 Lb.-Ft.) of torque. In the top-end variant, the engine’s power and torque outputs are 133 kW (178 hp) and 270 Nm (199 Lb.-Ft.) respectively.

The electric motor has the same tuning in both the variants, and it generates 44 kW (69 hp) and 250 Nm (184 Nm) of torque. The system output is 140 kW (188 hp) in the base variant and 177 kW (237 hp) in the top-end variant. An 11.4 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack powers the motor, and it allows a pure electric range (WLTP) of 50 km (31 miles) in both the variants.

The current Jeep Compass PHEV isn’t available in the U.S. market, but FCA could launch the 2022 Jeep Compass PHEV stateside. Right now, the company is gearing up to release the 2021 Jeep Wrangler PHEV in the United States.