- The output of the BS-VI 1.4L MultiAir petrol engine will be greater (170bhp) than the current (160bhp) BS-IV unit in the Jeep Compass.
- The BS-VI compliant Jeep Compass will be launched by March 2020 in India.
- Expect the pricing on the BS-VI Jeep Compass to be significantly more than the current BS-IV models.
The upcoming stringent BS-VI emission norms have forced automakers in India to adhere to the new regulations and upgrade the current BS-IV line-up to BS-VI before the 1 April 2020 deadline. In a similar update, a hoard of BS-VI Jeep Compass units was recently spotted amid road-test in India, courtesy Rushlane.
While the images were clear to demonstrate that almost all of the Compass variants were present, only the top-grade Trailhawk was missing since it is already BS-VI compliant from the day it was launched in India.
Currently, the Jeep Compass employs a 2.0-litre diesel unit which is good enough to develop 170bhp of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque. Apart from that, the SUV is also available with a 1.4-litre petrol unit which churns out 160bhp of power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Both are available with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the latter also uses an optional 7-speed DCT. There is also a 9-speed DCT gearbox but that is exclusive only to the top-of-the-line Jeep Compass Trailhawk variant. The petrol variant uses a conventional FWD layout while the diesel variant features an AWD format.
Previous reports have suggested that in the BS-VI form, the 1.4L MultiAir petrol engine will churn out more 170 bhp of power while the torque rating (250 Nm) will remain as is. For the record, the internationally present Jeep Compass already sells in the same 170bhp 1.4L MultiAir petrol engine.
In similar updates, the company has already initiated the road-tests of the India bound 7-seat Compass based SUV which was even spotted in Brazil very recently. Though it will utilize the same Small-Wide platform as seen on the current Compass but everything else (suspensions, steering gear, top hat) will be changed.
Also, it will sport a longer wheelbase to accommodate more rows of seats and a more spacious cabin. Moreover, it will boast a different name. Expect the same to be launched in the Indian market by 2021, before that Jeep will launch a facelifted Compass in late-2020.
Image Source - Rushlane