Jeep Compass petrol engine variants reportedly discontinued
American SUV giant Jeep has reportedly phased out the petrol engine of the on-sale Compass in India. As a result, the SUV is now only available with a diesel powertrain option in the market. Notably, the carmaker already discontinued the petrol manual transmission variant in December 2022. Thus, it was later solely available with a seven-speed DCT automatic transmission. According to some reports, bookings for the petrol variants have also been halted.
Jeep Compass Petrol variants discontinued
This move could have been taken as the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine of the Compass has failed to meet the new BS6 phase-2 emission regulations, which came into effect from 1 April, 2023. While most carmakers refrain from discontinuing petrol engines and pull the plug of diesel engines, Jeep has said to have done the other way around. Having said that, the carmaker has not made any official statement about the major development and hence it is not clear whether this move is temporary.
On the other hand, Jeep had already introduced a new 1.3-litre petrol engine for the Compass in some western markets a few years ago, thanks to stringent emission regulations. It was a replacement to the 1.4-litre unit. This motor makes 130PS with a manual gearbox and 150PS with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The same new engine also forms a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the Compass 4Xe sold in international markets. That said, it is hard to say if Jeep will bring the 1.3-litre engine to India.
Jeep Compass petrol variant: Details
This petrol unit was available with three variants of the SUV: Sport, Limited (O), and Model S. The petrol unit produced 163PS and 250Nm of torque. The Compass is now powered by a 2.0-litre, inline four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel generating 172PS and 350Nm of torque. It comes mated to six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission. Also on offer is a 4x4 system with the diesel automatic variants.
Jeep Compass diesel: Prices and rivals
Since it is no longer offered with the petrol powertrain, the prices of the Compass diesel start at Rs 21.44 lakh and go up to Rs 31.64 lakh (both ex-showroom). The SUV takes on the likes of the Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Citroen C5 Aircross.
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