Jeep Compass petrol automatic version is sold in Limited and Limited Option variants; comes only with 4×2 configuration
With much fanfare, Jeep entered the Compass in the Indian market back in July and it has enjoyed good initial months. Considering its premium nature, over 2,000 units were sold in August and September respectively and it is a likely desired start FCA has wanted from the American SUV manufacturer.
The production of the automatic transmission equipped petrol version has reportedly begun last month and the first set of the cars have rolled out of the assembly lines and on to the dealerships reportedly. Courtesy of the images shared by a Team-BHP reader, it can be clearly seen. Jeep kicked off the Compass’ manufacturing with the diesel versions in a phased manner at its vast Ranjangaon facility.
The diesel variants outnumber that of petrol’s by 7 to 3, and due to the demands FCA decided to head in that manner. With production started already, the petrol AT variants are likely to reach the homes of the customers sooner than what initially expected. Reports emerged on the internet suggested that the ordered customers will get delivery of the petrol automatic variants within two months.
Moreover, the Compass Sport petrol model with a manual transmission can be booked for an initial amount of Rs. 50,000. The report went on to claim the petrol manual variant asks for a waiting period of three months. The Compass is expected to get a diesel automatic by early next year featuring a ZF-sourced wide ratio system for effective power delivery and reduced fuel consumption.
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The SUV is currently sold with a choice of petrol and a diesel engine option. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged Multijet diesel engine is good enough to churn out a maximum power output of 171 bhp and 350 Nm peak torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission and is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations.
On the other hand, the 1.4-litre four-cylinder MultiAir petrol unit delivers 160 bhp and 250 Nm and it comes paired with a six-speed manual in the Sport trim and an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox in the Limited and Limited Option variants.
Jeep Compass Petrol AT Images