Jeep has begun shipping out the Compass Limited Plus SUV to dealerships in India, ahead of the vehicle’s launch next week. We managed to snag a bunch of pictures of the new SUV, which show the new features and visual changes. Here they are.
As the pictures indicate, the Compass Limited Plus edition will get seven major feature changes – a panoramic sunroof, taller 18 inch alloy wheels, bumper extensions at the front and rear, automatic wipers, a new 9 inch touchscreen infotainment unit, an additional USB charging port and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat.
A Limited Plus badge on the tail gate is another change that will differentiate the Compass from the regular variants. The Limited Plus trim will be top-end offered on the Jeep Compass sold in India until early next year, when the TrailHawk will arrive and take this place.
Considering the various feature additions, the Compass Limited Plus is expected to be at least Rs. 1-1.5 lakhs pricier than the current top-end Limited variant. So, expect to shell out about Rs. 22 lakhs for the petrol automatic variant while the diesel variants could start from Rs. 23 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Jeep is expected to offer the Limited Plus variant of the Compass with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol-powered Limited Plus variant is expected to be automatic-only, with a front wheel drive. It’ll use the 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine with 160 Bhp-250 Nm outputs, paired to a 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox.
The diesel variants are expected to get front wheel drive and all wheel drive layouts. The engine in question will be the 2 litre, Fiat Multijet unit with 170 Bhp-350 Nm.
A 6 speed manual gearbox will be standard. Jeep will offer an automatic gearbox next year, with the TrailHawk trim, which will have a 9 speed torque converter automatic as standard.
The Compass is the Jeep brand’s least-priced and best-selling SUV. The American SUV giant plans to constantly refresh the vehicle to keep it fresh until 2021, when it plans to launch a brand new, sub-4 meter SUV. The Compass that’s built in India is exported to many right-hand drive countries such as Australia, Thailand and the United Kingdom, making India a manufacturing hub for this SUV.
In the meantime, here is our 2900km review with the diesel-MT Compass