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2021 Jeep Compass detailed: Kia Seltos, Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross rival gets midlife facelift

The second-generation Compass has been given its midlife facelift, with significant changes made inside.

Jeep has revealed the second-generation Compass small SUV’s midlife facelift at the Guangzhou motor show in China, with an overhaul to the dashboard and centre stack the headline act.

Externally, there aren’t too many surprises, with the Kia Seltos, Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross rival getting a subtlety redesigned variant-specific front fascia, including tweaked headlights and a new version of Jeep’s signature ‘seven slot’ grille.

Fresh sets of alloy wheels and revised tail-light graphics round out the exterior changes for the small SUV, so it won’t exactly stand from the Compass crowd when looking at it outside.

The same isn’t true of the interior, though, as the dashboard design is new from top to tail, including the fitment of a ‘floating’ 10.1-inch touchscreen (up from 8.4 inches) and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster for the first time.

A fresh steering wheel is also fitted alongside redesigned climate controls for the centre stack, which has also been completely rejigged to keep things consistent.

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CarsGuide has contacted Jeep Australia to find out if/when the facelifted Compass will go on sale locally. For reference, the pre-facelift model currently available is priced from $36,950 to $49,450 plus on-road costs.

In Australia, the Compass is powered by a 129kW/230Nm 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine (Night Eagle, Limited and S-Limited) or a 125kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit (Trailhawk). Either is mated to a torque-converter automatic transmission.