Jeep Compass SUV Electric Variant May Debut in 2026

Jeep's 2026 Compass will be based on Stellantis' STLA Medium chassis

Jeep enthusiasts in India are looking forward to the next-generation Compass SUV, due for a launch in 2026 and codenamed J4U for now. A new report now indicates that Jeep may actually be looking to introduce an all-electric version of the Compass with this model, coinciding with the worldwide move towards sustainable mobility. The vehicle will be based on Stellantis’ STLA Medium chassis, meant for both traditional and electric powertrains.

The STLA Medium platform, announced by Stellantis last year, serves as the technology foundation for the 2026 Jeep Compass. The platform was designed with electrification in mind but can accommodate a variety of powertrain alternatives, including petrol and diesel engines. This versatility allows for both front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive setups, adapting to a wide range of driving styles.

One notable feature is the platform’s capability for battery packs up to 98kWh, which provides an amazing range of more than 700km on a single charge. Stellantis says that a Standard pack can go more than 500km, while a Performance pack has a WLTP range of over 700km. The STLA Medium platform’s 400-volt electric architecture is optimized for efficiency, spending less than 14kWh per 100 km.

From what we learn through a report by Autocar, the STLA Medium platform also provides quick charging capacity. The platform can charge from 20 to 80 percent in just 27 minutes, at a rate of 2.4kWh per minute. The electric motors offered on this platform range from 218hp to 388hp, ensuring a powerful driving experience.

In addition to the electric type, the 2026 Jeep Compass is projected to include turbo-petrol and diesel engine options, enabling a diverse portfolio to suit a variety of buyer preferences. The platform will also be used by Jeep’s sibling brand, Citroen, signalling a common base for their next-generation cars in India.