One of the prominent SUV manufacturers in the world Jeep’s Indian subsidiary Jeep India recently hinted at the arrival of a new limited edition model for its highly successful compact SUV Compass. The American off-roader maker on its social media handles just shared a teaser for the 5th Anniversary Edition Compass. It added that it will be a truly limited vehicle with very limited quantities arriving.
Jeep India on its Twitter page shared the teaser saying, “Happy 5th Anniversary to the Jeep Compass! Celebrating #5YearsOfAdventure and to mark this milestone we’re introducing the 5th Anniversary logo; a badge marking our years of excellence. Stay tuned for more! #JeepIndia #JeepLife #JeepCompass #Adventure #OIIIIIIIO” Although it offers no new information about the future special SUV model, We can perhaps anticipate some minor aesthetic changes or new colour schemes. Additionally, the Compass’ 5th Anniversary Edition model will come in a small quantity and have new badges to emphasise the special edition concept.
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The Jeep Compass made its India debut in July 2017 and for a while, it remained the only model in its portfolio. Currently, the company offers the Compass along with Meridian and Wrangler but the compact SUV remains to be the sales topper for the brand in the country.
As for the changes in the new forthcoming limited edition model, it will largely be the same as the outgoing model and will come with almost no mechanical changes. It will still retain the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine or the 1.4-litre turbocharged Multi-Air petrol engine. Currently, the diesel engine produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to only a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine produces 160 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission only.
Earlier in April of this year, Jeep India also launched a new variant called Night Eagle at Rs. 21.95 lakhs ex-showroom for the diesel engine and Rs. 22.75 lakhs ex-showroom for the petrol engine. The Night Eagle also only received cosmetic changes. It got a glossy black finish for various exterior elements such as the front grille, alloy wheels that measure 18-inches, fog lamp surrounds, outside rearview mirrors and roof rails.
The interior was also finished in an all-black theme for a sporty vibe to the cabin. Vinyl seats finished in black and light tungsten stitching with black inserts on the door pads were also added. It continued to come with features like a 10.1-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, Hill Start Assist, Traction Control System, dual-zone climate control, and Electronic Stability Program, Electronic Parking Brake etc.
In other Jeep Compass-related news, last month Jeep India quietly increased the price of its Compass SUV by up to Rs 35,000. This recent price hike is the model’s second price increase in the previous three months. This time around the Compass’s prices has been raised by Rs 35,000 for all models save the Sport 2.0 diesel. Only for this model, the price has been increased by Rs 25,000. The last hike on the Compass prices took place in April in which a raise of Rs 25,000 across all models was seen.
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