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Stealthy Jeep Compass ‘Night Eagle’ Edition Returns In Facelifted Form In Australia

As was the case before, it adds a darker feel to the Compass SUV

  • Gets black elements on the 18-inch alloy wheels, skid plates, body cladding, lower bumper, and the ‘Jeep’ inscription.
  • All-black cabin with dark inserts on the dash with seats finished in either black fabric or black vinyl materials.
  • Features include a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment, wireless charging, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as auto headlights.
  • Powered by a 175PS 2.4-litre petrol engine paired with  6-speed automatic gearbox and front-wheel drive.
  • Likely to make it on the India-spec Compass soon as it was offered in the pre-facelift model.

Remember when Jeep introduced the limited-run Night Eagle Edition for the pre-facelift Compass SUV in India, all the way back in July 2020? Well, it’s now back in facelifted form in Australian markets. Essentially, it’s a new special edition base-spec trim in the Compass’ Australian lineup and gets a variety of enhancements to give it a darker theme.

Like before, the chrome finish gets axed, and in place comes black elements on areas such as the lower bumper area, skid plates, full body cladding, fog lamp surround, as well as the ‘Jeep’ inscription on the bonnet and boot lid. Rounding off the black theme is an exclusive set of 18-inch alloy wheels and the black roof which is standard on the Compass.  

Head inside, and the darker theme for the Compass Night Eagle Edition continues with an all-black cabin, featuring more black inserts on the dash. The seats themselves can be specced in either black fabric or black vinyl materials. 

Being a base-spec trim, it’s actually quite decently loaded, featuring a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic LED projector headlights, powered driver’s seat and wireless charging. Six airbags, a rear parking camera, active lane management, blind spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, and a tyre pressure monitoring system make up the  passenger safety features.  

Under the hood, the model sold in Australia has a 175PS 2.4-litre petrol engine, and is the only Compass trim in Australia to be paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and front-wheel drive. The variants above it get the 9-speed automatic gearbox and AWD. Interestingly, the 170PS 2-litre diesel motor is exclusive to the Trailhawk variant, which isn’t the case in India as all variants can be specced with it. For reference, the petrol mill in the India-spec Compass is a 163PS 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine with the option of a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT gearbox.

In Australia, the facelifted Jeep Compass Night Eagle Edition retails at 39,950 Australian dollars ( around Rs 22.34 lakh), a $ 2000 premium (around Rs 1.20 lakh) over the base-spec variant. Considering we had this trim in a pre-facelifted form at a price premium of Rs 45,000 over the corresponding variant, Jeep will likely bring back the Night Eagle Edition to India in the near future.

The Jeep Compass currently retails from Rs 17.79 lakh to Rs 29.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and takes on the Tata Harrier, Citroen C5 Aircross, Hyundai Tucson, and the Volkswagen Tiguan

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