Jeep Compass diesel-automatic launched at Rs 21.96 lakh
14th Jan 2020 4:06 pm
The BS6-compliant diesel engine with the 9-speed automatic transmission is available in two variants; prices for diesel-automatics start about Rs 4 lakh higher than the manual version.
Jeep India has finally announced pricing for the Compass diesel-automatic – prices start at Rs 21.96 lakh and go up to Rs 24.99 lakh. Bookings for the Compass diesel-automatic have been underway for the past few days and deliveries are expected to commence shortly.
The Jeep Compass diesel-automatic is available in two variants – Longitude and Limited Plus. While the lower-spec trim costs about Rs 4 lakh more than its manual counterpart (due to the upgrade to BS6 norms and more equipment, along with the addition of a 9-speed automatic gearbox and Jeep’s four-wheel-drive system) the top-spec Compass diesel-automatic Limited Plus variant is priced at about Rs 1.9 lakh higher than the manual version.
Meanwhile, the range-topping Compass variant – the Trailhawk (Rs 26.80-27.60 lakh) – until now, was the only other diesel automatic Compass in the Indian market. Due to the introduction of these new variants, the entry point for the diesel-automatic range has come down by a whopping 4.8 lakh.
As we’ve reported earlier, the powertrain on offer with the new Compass variants is the same as the one under the bonnet of the Compass Trailhawk.
The brand has also added a number of features to the Longitude diesel-automatic to help differentiate it from its manual counterpart. The specifics on that bit, here. However, safety kit available on the manual and automatic variants is identical.
The Limited Plus manual and automatic versions have the same features list – six airbags, a dual-pane sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, Jeep’s 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, automatic headlights and wipers and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat are standard. Our review of the range-topping Compass Limited Plus diesel-automatic 4x4 shows that this version of the Compass would be our pick of the variants on offer.
While prices for diesel midsize SUVs like the Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier and MG Hector top off at 17.34 lakh, Rs 17.31 lakh and Rs 17.28 lakh, respectively, the price ranges for the diesel Hyundai Tucson and Volkswagen Tiguan (which are a segment above) are at Rs 20.80-26.97 lakh* and Rs 28.14-31.54 lakh*, respectively. At its current price point, the Compass range (Rs 16.61-27.6 lakh) is uniquely placed, as it straddles both segments – especially in diesel-automatic form.
All prices ex-showroom, pan-India
* Prices ex-showroom, Delhi
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