- Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic introduced in two trim levels.
- Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic deliveries to start soon.
- Jeep Compass Diesel Automatic gets extra features.
Jeep India has launched the diesel automatic variants of Compass SUV at a starting price of Rs 21.96 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. It is being offered in two trim levels: Longitude & Limited Plus. The bookings for Jeep Compass diesel automatic have been going on for the past few days while the deliveries will commence shortly. The diesel automatic variants of Jeep Compass will not only challenge the likes of MG Hector, Kia Seltos and Tata Harrier but also the likes of Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson in the Indian market.
As we had reported earlier, the company has priced the lower-trim Longitude variant around Rs 4 Lakhs more than the manual variant, while the higher-spec Limited Plus variant is nearly Rs 1.90 Lakhs more expensive than its manual counterpart. Having said that, the increase in price is due to the inclusion of a BS 6 certified engine, 9-speed auto gearbox and Jeep's 4X4 drive system. Before the introduction of these two variants, Jeep Compass Trailhawk, priced between Rs 26.80-27.60 Lakhs, had the only diesel automatic variants in the Indian market. So, the new diesel automatic variants feature the same powertrain-transmission combination as the Compass Trailhawk. Although, the company has introduced a few new features in the new variants to distinguish them from their manual counterparts.
Speaking of the features, Jeep Compass Limited Plus comes loaded with six airbags, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, dual-pane sunroof, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, automatic wipers, and an 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system. It can be termed as the best value for money variants in the entire Compass line-up. The safety features, though, are similar to the manual and automatic variants.
Jeep Compass current range is priced between Rs 16.61-27.60 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, India) while the Hyundai Tucson is priced in a bracket of Rs 20.80-26.97 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, India) followed by the Volkswagen Tiguan which comes in a price domain of Rs 28.14-31.54 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, India).