Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) India today announced the launch of the 2020 Jeep Compass BS6 4×4 diesel automatic in India. Offered in two variants – Longitude AT and Limited Plus AT, both trims are come with a 4×4 system and are priced at ₹ 21.96 lakh and ₹ 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India) respectively. This also marks the launch of the 4×4 diesel automatic version of the Compass, which was earlier only available with the Compass Trailhawk. In fact, the SUV gets the same BS6 compliant 2.0-litre MultiJet II engine that was introduced in the Trailhawk last year.
The BS6 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine is tuned to churn out about 170 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, again, same as the Compass Trailhawk. FCA says that the engine has been optimised for stop-and-go traffic conditions and enhanced fuel efficiency, and both 4×4 variants also get Cruise Control feature as standard.
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Commenting on the launch of the Jeep Compass 4×4 diesel automatic variants, Partha Datta – President and Managing Director, FCA India said, “We are strengthening and expanding the Jeep Compass range with the introduction of four diesel automatic variants, of which, the base and top-end variant will available to consumers right away. Both variants offer more equipment, boosting the value-for-money proposition for the customer which we believe will increase our share in the segment. This roll-out has also given us the opportunity to offer our locally-made BSVI-compliant 2.0-litre turbo-diesel powertrain to consumers much before the statutory deadline.”
On the features front, the Longitude 4×4 trim comes with a 7-inch UConnect screen with reverse camera and dynamic guideline functionality, dual-zone air conditioning and two-tone interiors, passive entry to the vehicle and push-button start. The SUV gets the same 17-inch alloy wheels, in addition to safety features like – ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC) traction control, and hill start assist, disc brakes on all four wheels, electric parking brake and frequency damped suspension. The top-spec Limited Plus 4×4 AT, on the other hand, comes with a larger 8.4-inch UConnect Infotainment screen, dual-pane panoramic sun/moon roof, plush leather interiors, 8-way powered seat for the driver, auto headlamps, rain sensitive wipers, auto-dimming IRVM and six airbags, amongst a plethora of other standard features including the 18-inch alloy wheels.
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