- BS6-compliant Jeep Compass will hit the Indian streets very soon.
- Though the price list is not yet out, expect an increase of Rs 25,000 for the petrol variant.
- The BS6 diesel version could cost a minimum of Rs 1.10 lakhs more than the existing BS4 variant.
With the BS6 emission norm deadline less than a couple of months away, auto manufacturers are releasing their BS6-compliant upgrades at a frenetic pace. Jeep Compass is the latest vehicle to join the bandwagon. Jeep India has launched the BS6-compliant Jeep Compass in both the petrol and diesel versions. The company has not announced the prices, but sources say that the diesel variant could cost more by Rs 1.10 lakhs and the petrol version by Rs 25,000.
Jeep India had recently released the BS6-compliant Jeep Compass automatic model with a 2.0L MultiJet II diesel engine. The engine paired with a 9-speed auto transmission unit. Jeep has upgraded the engine with a 6-speed manual transmission system. The company has also upgraded the 1.4-litre petrol variant that pairs with a 7-speed dual-clutch auto transmission.
As there is no variation in the configuration of the engines, the output will not change. However, there could be a variation in fuel efficiency levels. The BS4 versions deliver 14.3 kmpl and 14.1 kmpl for the petrol MT and AT versions respectively. The corresponding figures for the diesel variants are 17.1 kmpl for the MT version and 16.3 kmpl for the diesel MT 4X4.
Jeep has upgraded the entire Compass range with additional kits. All the variants now come with the engine start/stop as a standard, whereas the AT variants come with cruise control features.
Jeep Compass was the first OEM to launch a BS6 powertrain in the SUV category when they did so in June 2019. Today, the entire Jeep Compass range is BS6-compliant. However, the customers do have to bear the increase in the costs that could be up to Rs 25,000 for the petrol engine, and Rs 1.10 lakhs for the diesel versions.