While the model spotted in Brazil last week, doing publicity shots, was a high-end Limited variant with plenty of chrome and shiny baubles, the vehicle snapped in China looks like an entry-level Sport model.
While the seven-slot grille retains its chrome frame and black surround, the reflective material is missing from the lower section of the front fascia, alloy wheels, and window surrounds. Otherwise, the Chinese and Brazilian versions differ little visually.
As we've seen already, the interior of the next-generation Compass draws its inspiration from the larger Cherokee, with a large touchscreen entertainment unit flanked by tall vents, and underscored by a set of visually separate air conditioning controls.
The new Compass will use a stretched and widened version of the front- and all-wheel drive platform underpinning the Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade twins. Size wise, the next-generation Compass will slot in between the 4230mm Renegade and the 4623mm Cherokee, meaning that the new crossover should be around 4.4m long.
Fiat Chrysler will produce the Compass at its factories in Brazil, China and Mexico. The new crossover is expected to be revealed at the Sao Paulo motor show in early November.
It will then go on sale in major markets from the beginning of 2017. Australian deliveries aren't likely to begin until the middle of 2017, at the earliest.