Jeep Compass Petrol Automatic Production Begins In India

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Jeep India has commenced the production of the Compass petrol automatic (AT). TeanBHP reports that the petrol variant of the SUV will be introduced in October 2017.

The Jeep Compass petrol automatic will be offered in two trim levels - Limited and Limited Option with a price tag of Rs 18.96 lakh and Rs. 19.67 lakh respectively. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).

Jeep Compass Petrol Automatic Production Commenced

Jeep launched the Compass SUV in the Indian market in July 2017. Since then the automaker has been manufacturing the select variants of the SUV as per demand and in a phased manner.

Jeep Compass Petrol Automatic Production Commenced

The deliveries of the Jeep Compass commenced from August 6, 2017, with the diesel manual transmission variants. But Jeep did promise that the petrol automatic variant would hit the showrooms by Diwali.

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Jeep Compass Petrol Automatic Production Commenced

Apart from that Jeep is also expected to add a sunroof to the equipment list of the Compass. Previously a Limited 4x2 variant of the SUV was spotted with few additional features.

Jeep Compass Petrol Automatic Production Commenced

The petrol variant of the Compass draws power from a 1.4-litre four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine pumping out 160bhp and 160bhp and 250Nm of torque. The Limited and Limited Option trim comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and the Sport variant gets a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Jeep Compass Petrol Automatic Production Commenced

Jeep also plans to introduce the automatic gearbox in the diesel variant of SUV which is likely to hit the roads in January 2018. The Compass has been a successful product for Jeep in India. Despite the increase in price due to additional cess under GST, the demand has been strong. You can read our detailed review of the Compass to know more about the SUV.

Jeep Compass Petrol Automatic Production Commenced

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Jeep Compass has received an excellent response from the Indian customers. Just a few weeks after the launch, the SUV had garnered over 10,000 bookings. Now Jeep is all set to introduce the petrol AT variant which will broaden its reach in the country.

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