The exterior updates are subtle, with the standard Compass getting a revised front end with a new grille, lower air intake, and restyled fog lights.
Meanwhile, the Trailhawk variant (shown below) picks up new alloys, a red and matte black bonnet decal, and repositioned lower fog lights.
The rear of the car is largely unchanged, however the biggest improvements can be found inside the cabin
A new steering wheel is fitted standard, alongside a new centre console, restyled shifter, wireless smartphone charger, a 10.1-inch digital instrument cluster and a reconfigured dashboard with a tablet-style 10.25-inch infotainment system.
In China, the facelifted Compass offers the choice of two turbocharged petrol engines: a 1.3-litre unit mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto and front-wheel-drive, or a 1.4-litre mill paired to a nine-speed torque-converter automatic and all-wheel-drive.
It is unclear what powertrains will underpin the update for the Australian market, however the pre-facelift Compass is offered locally with a choice of 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel or 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engines, depending on variant.
In Australia, the current entry-level model is priced from $36,950 plus on-road costs.