Jeep India Discontinues Petrol Variants of Compass, Now Exclusively Diesel-Powered
Jeep India Discontinues Petrol Variants of Compass, Becomes Diesel-Only SUV
Jeep India has recently made the decision to discontinue the petrol variants of the popular Compass model. The production of these petrol-powered mid-size SUVs has been halted, and the company has no immediate plans to introduce a replacement. Consequently, the Jeep Compass will now exclusively be available as a diesel-powered SUV, similar to its rival, the Tata Harrier.
Previously, the Compass offered a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that delivered 160 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. It was paired with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DCT. However, in December of last year, Jeep discontinued the petrol manual variants, and now, the petrol automatic variants are also no longer available for purchase.
Moving forward, the Jeep Compass will solely rely on a 2.0-litre multi-jet diesel engine, generating 167 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. This engine is coupled with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 9-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The Compass remains a capable off-roader, offering both 4X2 and 4X4 drivetrain options to suit different preferences and needs.
As for the pricing, the Jeep Compass diesel variants are currently priced between Rs 21.44 lakh and Rs 31.64 lakh (ex-showroom). The Compass competes with other popular SUVs in the market, including the Mahindra XUV700, Tata Harrier, and MG Hector, among others.