Earlier than the Jeep Compass Trailhawk, with its much-awaited diesel-automatic mixture, arrives in India, the SUV-maker will launch a lower-spec Sport Plus variant. The Jeep Compass Sport Plus variant will sit between the bottom Compass Sport and the mid-spec Compass Longitude and can get extra tools than the bottom trim.
New exterior options on the brand new variant will embrace 16-inch alloy wheels, black moulding across the rear windshield and on prime of the doorways, black roof rails, reverse parking sensors and ‘Sport Plus’ badging on tailgate. The cabin of the Compass Sport Plus will characteristic a 5.Zero-inch touchscreen infotainment system and dual-zone local weather management that will also be operated by way of the touchscreen show. Normal tools from the Compass Sport like twin airbags, ABS, ESC, traction management, daytime operating lamps, entrance and rear armrests, electrically adjustable ORVMs and distant keyless entry, will likely be carried over.
Like the bottom Compass Sport trim, the Sport Plus will likely be obtainable with a 163hp, 1.Four-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 173hp, 2.Zero-litre turbo-diesel motor. Each engines energy the entrance wheels by way of a 6-speed handbook gearbox, not like increased variants of the petrol Compass that get a 7-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox.
Count on costs of the Compass Sport Plus to be barely increased than these of the bottom variant.
Jeep appears to be working laborious to maintain gross sales of the Compass buoyant within the face of fiercer competitors from the Tata Harrier. Simply a few months again, it launched a mid-spec Longitude (O) variant of the Compass petrol-automatic (beforehand solely obtainable with the diesel engine). Within the coming months, Jeep will introduce a diesel-automatic Compass in India with the more off-road focussed Trailhawk.