Jeep Compass diesel-automatic combination will come in the mid-spec Longitude and top-spec Limited Plus variant and price will range from Rs. 22-24 lakhs.
Jeep is finally going to launch the much-awaited diesel-automatic Compass very soon in India. We have now come to know that the diesel-automatic combination will be available on two trims of the Compass – mid-spec Longitude and a range-topping Limited Plus variant. The prices of the Jeep Compass diesel-automatic is expected to be in the range of Rs. 22-24 lakhs. Select Jeep dealers have begun accepting bookings for the Compass diesel-auto, ahead of its launch in the coming weeks.
The Compass Limited Plus diesel-automatic will be powered by the same 2.0 liter Multijet four-cylinder engine that is powers the top-spec Trailhawk variant. Output figures also remain the same at 173 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox and the engine is also BS-6 complaint. This diesel-auto powertrain made its debut with the Trailhawk in India. Both the trims of the Compass diesel-auto will get Jeep’s Selec-Terrain Active Drive all-wheel drive system.
In the Longitude variant of the Compass, the automatic version of the SUV is nearly Rs 4 lakhs more expensive than its manual counterpart. Of course, the diesel-auto gets a BS-6 complaint engine while the manual variant still uses a BS-4 spec engine. However, Jeep has added some more features on the automatic variant to further create some differentiation. These features include a larger 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, cruise control and reverse parking camera as well.
However, in terms of safety kit, the manual and automatic Compass Longitude are identical – both get dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control and electronic stability control, hill-start assist, Isofix child seat mounts, rear fog lamps, a rear defogger and wiper and an electronic parking brake.
Coming to Limited Plus variant of the Compass, both the manual and the automatic variants of the SUV are identical in terms of their equipment list. That includes six airbags, a dual-pane sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, Jeep’s 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, automatic headlights and wipers and an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat as standard.
The Compass does not have a direct rival in India in its size, off-road capability and price point. However, in the mid-size SUV segment it competes against the likes of the Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Hyundai Creta. It undercuts the Hyundai Tucson and Volkswagen Tiguan on the higher side.