- Jeep Compass Sport Plus Variant is priced at Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-Delhi)
- Jeep Compass Sport Plus gets more feature add-ons than the Sport variant.
- The variant will be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission only.
FCA India launched the Sport Plus variant for the Jeep Compass portfolio at Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Jeep Compass Sport Plus variant will be positioned between the base trim Compass Sport and the Compass Longitude, where earlier it was offered in four variants – Sport, Longitude, Limited and Limited Plus. The new Sport Plus trim will come packed with more standard additional features. In India, the Compass SUV compete with the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500.
Exterior wise, the new Jeep Compass Sport Plus gets 16-inch sporty alloy wheels, black roof rails, a black moulding running on the door tops and also around the rear windshield. While, on the inside, it will come with company’s 5-inch UConnect infotainment system compatible with Apple Car Play and Android Auto and not a 7-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, along with other 21 key features such as all four disc brakes, electric parking brakes, frequency selective damping suspension, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution, traction control system, electronic rollover mitigation and hill start assist. That apart, it also misses out keyless entry, electrically foldable outside rearview mirror and 17-inch alloys that are offered on the higher variant – Longitude. Speaking of safety, the Compass SUV scored a five-star rating in Australia and Euro NCAP crash tests.
Under the bonnet, the Jeep Compass Sport Plus variant will come packed with a 2.0-litre Multijet Turbo diesel engine that belts out 171 bhp with 350 Nm, paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, where the engine returns a mileage of 17.1 kmpl; and a 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo petrol unit that makes 160 bhp of maximum power with 250 Nm of top torque that returns a fuel efficiency of 14.1 kmpl when mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It will be offered with front-wheel drive only.