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19 June 2017

Jeep Compass: variants explained

Jeep's compact SUV to be offered in 5 trims, bookings are now open

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With the launch just a short while away, details of the various trims the new Jeep Compass will be offered in are now available. The first locally manufactured unit of this new compact SUV rolled off the production line earlier this month and we got to drive it quite recently. We know that there will be two engines on offer - the 2.0-litre diesel that makes 170bhp and 350Nm, and the 1.4-litre turbo petrol with an output of 160bhp and 250Nm.

But while we wait for the launch to announce the pricing, let's take a closer look at the trims that are being offered.

1) Sport
The Sport variant is basic but fairly well-equipped. It will be available with both engines but only with the 6-speed manual 'box, riding on 16-inch steel wheels. Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, stability and traction control. It's the entry-level trim but it does get a 5-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system.

2) Longitude
This one is only available with the diesel engine and gets an upgrade in the form of 17-inch wheels and is equipped with parking sensors and fog lamps front and back. It also gets the keyless-go feature.

3) Longitude (O)
It's the same as the Longitude trim, available only with the diesel engine but gets more goodies like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and dual-zone climate control. This trim also features projector headlamps and a rear parcel tray.

4) Limited
The Compass Limited trim is available with the choice of both engines, and being the more premium of the lot, gets leather upholstery, too. It also gets LED tail-lamps, a reverse camera and door sill scuff plates. Opt for the 4x4 version and that's where the real goodies come in – Jeep's Selec-Terrain system, and more safety as it gets front-side airbags and curtain airbags, too.

5) Limited (O)
This is the top-trim offered for the India-spec Jeep Compass, the only additional features on this over the Limited trim are HID headlamps and a black roof.

While earlier estimates suggested it to be launched in August, it might now happen as soon as the last week of July. Bookings have already opened at dealerships, so stay tuned for further updates.

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