BSVI Jeep Compass available to customers across India with immediate effect
FCA India today announced that the entire Jeep Compass range has been upgraded with Bharat Stage VI (BSVI) engines. Local production of the BSVI range has already begun in its Ranjangaon manufacturing facility. The upgraded SUV range will be available to customers with both BSVI petrol and diesel engines options, with immediate effect.
Dr. Partha Datta – President and Managing Director, FCA India said, “We were the first OEM to roll out a BSVI powertrain in the premium compact SUV category in June 2019 and now, in eight months, our entire Jeep Compass range is BSVI compliant. There is a marginal price revision across the range owing to significant technological upgrades in both our petrol and diesel engines. However, we have loaded our trims with additional equipment, which offers abundant value to the customer.”
The Jeep Compass BSVI price increase will range from INR 25,000 to INR 110,000, from the base Sport to the top-end Limited Plus and will be available with upgraded petrol and diesel engine options in choices of automatic as well as a manual transmission.
Despite this technological upgrade, the Compass will continue to deliver in performance. There will be no change in specifications or configurations of both the engines.
The BSVI 2.0-litre Multijet II turbo diesel workhorse is capable of being run on BSIV diesel until BSVI quality is freely available in India. The ‘urea’ technology that FCA engineers have adopted, makes this possible and ensures peace of mind to customers while driving out to even the remotest part of the country without worrying about the quality of fuel available there. This engine is designed to cleanse itself on the go, without external intervention, thanks to the urea technology used. Urea, which can be used only in diesel powertrains, can be filled/replenished via a separate nozzle provided next to the diesel filler nozzle, in the fuel filling section in the vehicle.All BSVI variants (petrol as well as diesel) will be offered with Engine Stop/Start as Standard Equipment, which has been voluntarily included in all variants and is intelligently programmed to deliver enhanced fuel-saving in traffic conditions. Cruise Control, which was earlier a feature only in the Trailhawk, is now standard equipment in all petrol and diesel automatic variants in the portfolio.
All variants in the Compass portfolio are already offered with standard safety features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA), disc brakes on all four wheels, Electric Parking Brake (EPB) and the delightful Frequency Damped Suspension (FSD). It carries the Jeep 4×4 DNA in the SelecTerrain AWD system which is equipped with 4 modes – Auto, Sand, Mud and Snow.
The Limited Plus variant is now offered with newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels while the remaining variants in the range come with 17-inch alloys shod with all-season tyres.
FCA India recently launched the Jeep Compass Diesel 4×4 variant with a 9-speed automatic transmission fitted with the BSVI compliant 2.0-litre 173 HP, 350 Nm turbo diesel powertrain.
- Engine Stop/Start feature standard across all, petrol as well as diesel, variants.
- Cruise Control standard in all petrol and diesel variants with automatic transmission.
- Both powertrains only upgraded; no change in specification and configuration.
- Jeep was first to introduce BSVI powertrain in premium compact SUV category.