Jeep Compass is the most successful product of the Jeep brand in India. The most affordable SUV from the Jeep brand has been around for a while now and has become quite popular in the market. There are many modified examples of the Jeep Compass in the Indian market, here is one that can smoke all others.
Most powerful Jeep Compass
Diesel cars can be re-tuned quite easily compared to the petrol ones. Thanks to the equipment like plug-in tuning boxes and ECU remaps, the power in the diesel engines can be ramped up without much problem. Here is one such modified Jeep Compass that gets a remapped ECU, which increases the power by quite a lot.
The Jeep Compass seen in the picture produces a maximum power of 210 Bhp and 425 Nm of peak torque according to the post. The stock Jeep Compass diesel is powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet II engine that produces a maximum power of 173 Bhp and a peak torque of 350 Nm.
The ECU in this Compass has been remapped for higher performance, which increases about 21% power and about the same gain in the torque figure. Such ECU remaps can increase the power but the fuel efficiency goes down. The tuning work has been done by Wolf Moto and it is not switchable between the stock map and the remap. Which means if the engine has to go back to the stock condition, it has to be re-tuned again.
While such remaps can increase power by quite a lot, they are illegal by law. The cops cannot detect such modifications in India due to the lack of equipment but the service centres can do that when the vehicle goes for service. If a service centre detects that the ECU has been remapped, they can void the vehicle’s warranty.
The Compass with the increased power also gets various other visual modifications. There is a body kit with an aftermarket bumper, roof mounted carrier and aftermarket alloy wheels. The fog lamps of the Jeep Compass have been updated with LED lamps for better illumination at night. The cost of the whole set-up is not mentioned but the performance tuning costs anywhere between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 60,000 depending on the tuner and power increase.
The Compass has been a hit for the company in India, with sales skyrocketing in the first few months. The fancy hasn’t worn off yet, with around 1200 units sold in September 2018. The recent arrival of the Mahindra XUV500 2018 edition is believed to be somewhat responsible for this. In the coming months, the launch of the Tata Harrier as well as the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 (probably going to be named Inferno) could tip the scales further against the Compass. So far, indications are that Jeep intends to fight back with more variants appealing to specific niches and additional features.