EXCLUSIVE – Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic India Launch In Jan 2018!

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Jeep Compass has been launched in India and its prices start from Rs 14.95 lakh Base variant with petrol engine), going all the way up to Rs 20.65 lakh (top variant with diesel engine). However, a curious omission from the car’s lineup is that of automatic gearbox-diesel engine combination. Now, we have some exclusive news for you in this regard. It is about the Jeep Compass diesel automatic coming to India.

Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic
Photo from Jeep Compass India Launch event

As per a reliable source, the Jeep Compass will be available with a diesel engine mated to an automatic gearbox in January 2018. While we are yet to ascertain the reason why there is a delay in Jeep Compass diesel automatic’s India launch, we do know it is going to be a 9-speed automatic. Read on if you would like to know more about the Jeep Compass diesel automatic price in India, launch date and other details.

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Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic India Launch Date

Launch Date January 2018

An Auto Expo 2018 launch for the Jeep Compass diesel automatic seems likely. We think this car would have come to India alongside the rest of the Compass models but perhaps Jeep wants to test the market and its acceptance for diesel engine-automatic gearbox combinations. While a later launch date for the Jeep Compass diesel automatic will help the company tune the auto gearbox as per Indian conditions, it will also the company in creating some space in the car’s model lineup for diesel-auto gearbox-equipped Compass.

Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic
Photo from Jeep Compass India Launch event

Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic Price in India

Minimum Price ₹ 19.75 lakh
Maximum Price ₹ 21.65 lakh

Now, we expect the middle and top trims of the Compass diesel to get the automatic gearbox. After all, buyers will want to experience all the features offered by Jeep on the Compass. By equipping only the mid diesel trim with an automatic gearbox, the Jeep Compass diesel automatic may not do as well the company intends it to. Also, equipping the diesel engine with automatic gearbox will tend to increase its cost. So, why not offer the gearbox on a the top-end Compass diesel which already commands a premium over the other variants due to the features it offers. This way, Jeep will also be able to offer the 4×4 diesel variant with the automatic gearbox.

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Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic Specifications

Specifications Jeep Compass
Engine 2.0-litre MultiJet II turbo diesel
Power 170BHP
Torque 350Nm
Transmission 9-speed Automatic

The Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic will come equipped with a 2.0-litre MultiJet II Turbo Diesel engine. This engine has a peak power output of 170BHP and a peak torque output of 350Nm. The automatic gearbox on offer will likely be a 9-speed torque converter unit from ZF. This transmission has a torque handling range between 280Nm and 480Nm. Equipping the Compass diesel automatic with a 9-speed automatic gearbox will help it deliver higher fuel economy than manual gearbox-equipped models. The Compass will likely be the first car in its segment to come with a 9-speed automatic gearbox.

Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic
Photo from Jeep Compass India Launch event

Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic Mileage

Car Mileage (4×2) Mileage (4×4)
Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic 20.8 KMPL (estimated) 19.6 KMPL (estimated)

Again, the biggest gains the Jeep Compass diesel automatic will provide is in the area of mileage. The diesel engine, when mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, offers mileage of 17.1 KMPL in 2WD form, with the number dipping to 16.3 KMPL in the case of 4×4 Compass. Offering both versions with a nine-speed automatic gearbox can boost their mileage figures. The likely gains for the 4×2 Jeep Compass diesel automatic over its manual cousin will help justify the cost of the auto gearbox.

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We estimate a mileage of 20.8 KMPL from the 4×2 Jeep Compass diesel automatic, which is up from 17.1 KMPL offered by its diesel manual cousin.The 4×4 Jeep Compass diesel automatic is likely to deliver a mileage of 19.6 KMPL, up from 16.3 KMPL offered by 4×4 diesel manual. If such gains do result, then Jeep Compass diesel automatic will make for a good purchase proposition upon launch.

Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic
File Photo of Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic Dimensions

Length 4,420 mm
Width 1,820 mm
Height 1,650 mm
Wheelbase 2,640 mm

Don’t expect the automatic Jeep Compass to be different from the one currently on sale. After all, all the changes to the Compass, to give it a new automatic gearbox, have been made under the skin. Aside from the driveability of the car and the engine’s tractability, the automatic gearbox should not result in any increase /decrease in any dimension of the car.

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Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic Features

  • 6-speaker system
  • Cornering fog lamps
  • 17″ 5-spoke/10-spoke alloy wheels
  • Push button Start
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Front and Rear fog lamps
  • Beige and black interior
  • Keyless Entry
  • Projector Headlamps with LED DRLs
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • 7″ U Connect touch screen system
  • Auto A/c controls on touchscreen system
  • Dual zone Climate Control
  • Carbon air filter
  • Black roof rails
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Rear spoiler
  • LED DRLs
  • Door scuff plates
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Leather steering wheel
  • LED tail lamps
  • Leather seats
  • Selec-Terrain with AWD
  • Rear camera
  • Front side and curtain airbags
  • Grey interior
  • HID headlamps
  • Black roof
  • Side airbags
  • Curtain airbags
  • Jeep Active Drive
  • Selec-Terrain system
  • 4×4

The feature list for the Jeep Compass Automatic Diesel is pretty long. However, this will be the case only when you consider that top-trim Limited (Optional) will be available with all the features mentioned above. However, even if offered on the Longitude (optional) trim, there will be a number of features you will be able to enjoy with the car. Now, also consider the kind of features that will likely be offered on the Jeep Compass diesel automatic. There is a 7-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment unit on offer with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Then there is dual-zone climatronic A/c, Selec-Terrain system and AWD too.

Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic
File photo of Jeep Compass

With six airbags on offer on the top trim, it will make for a safe car too. So, in terms of comfort, or safety or capability, there is little chance of the Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic not being as capable as the diesel-manual gearbox-equipped car. Do stay tuned to Car Blog India for all the latest updates on the Jeep Compass diesel automatic price, launch date and more.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. […] While the Compass offers both Petrol and Diesel engines, the Renegade is likely to come to us with just one engine. The India-spec Renegade is likely to share its engine with the S-Cross 1.6, which means it’s likely to get a 1.6-litre Turbo Diesel engine with 120 BHP-320 Nm on tap. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission. On the other hand, the Compass offers a 1.4-litre Turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel engine. The petrol engine, with power and torque outputs of 160BHP-250Nm, comes paired to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The diesel engine, with power and torque outputs of 170BHP-350Nm, makes do with a 6-speed manual gearbox only (for now). […]

  2. Much awaited diesel automatic version. In India people are ready for the best version of any Car/SUV. Why features and material cut down for India when people are raedy to pay. Will the Trailhawk be launched in India

  3. Iam awaiting for the automatic diesel.Let me know how many variants are launching and approximate cost and exact date of launching.when can we book for the same

  4. Eagerly waiting for 4 by 2 Diesel Jeep Compass Auto version with Sunroof . I am sure I am going to get the delivery early January 2018 / Feb . Thanks JEEP COMPASS.

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