American SUV manufacturer Jeep made their entry into the Indian market few years ago. They entered market with a very successful product Jeep Compass. It became popular among the buyers within a very short span of time. It is one of the popular mid-size SUV in the segment and competes with cars like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier in the segment. Jeep now has updated their Compass SUV to meet the new emission norms. The updated BS6 Jeep Compass now starts Rs 16.49 lakh and goes up till Rs 24.99 lakh ex-showroom. The price of the BS6 version is Rs 89,000 more expensive than the BS4 version.
With the BS6 updates, Jeep has made some changes to the trim levels of the Compass. With the BS6 version, Jeep has discontinued base Sport variant. The trim level now starts from Sport Plus which offers more features in comparison the discontinued Sport trim. The Sport Plus trim offers alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone AC and so on. Along with Sport, Jeep has also removed Longitude (O) and Limited variant too.
Jeep Compass BS6 is now offered in Sport Plus, Longitude, Longitude Plus and Limited Plus trims. Jeep Compass comes with two airbags, rear disc brakes, traction control, ESC as standard. The engine and the gearbox on offer remains unchanged. The engine has been slightly tuned to meet the BS6 emission norms.
It continues to get the same 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine and the 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine. The petrol engine generates 160 Bhp and 250 Nm of torque. The diesel version produces a maximum of 170 Bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel variants of the Compass get manual and a DCT gearbox option and the diesel variants except for the Sport Plus get 4×4 option.
Jeep Compass is currently the only product from the manufacturer that is made in India. They have confirmed that they are planning to expand their portfolio with more made in India products. This will include a proper facelift for the existing Compass, a sub-4 meter SUV to compete with cars like Brezza and a seven seater SUV that will be positioned above the Jeep Compass. Apart from Compass, Jeep currently has Wrangler and Grand Cherokee that sold as CBU. There are no plans to assemble these high-end SUVs in India. Jeep also sells the select models of the SRT range of high performance SUVs in India.
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