FCA India has been trying to increase sales of the Jeep Compass, whose sales are on a steady decline when compared to sales registered in the same month previous year. In order to push sales, Jeep India has been regularly launching new variants of Compass in the market.
The latest they have launched is Compass Sport Plus. The Jeep Compass Sport Plus is priced from Rs.15.99 lakhs for the petrol manual variant and at Rs.16.99 lakhs for its diesel engine counterpart (all prices are ex-sh, Delhi). This is around Rs.59,000 and Rs.38,000 more than the Jeep Compass Sport variant respectively.
Jeep Compass Sport Plus variant gets updated exteriors with new 16” silver alloy wheels, black roof rails, black cladding on rear windshield and doors along with rear parking sensors, a mandatory safety feature, which is not offered on the base Sport variant. These features are in addition to 21 key features that include electric parking brake, disc brake on all four wheels, frequency selective damping, etc that are offered as standard across the Jeep Compass range. The interiors of the Sport Plus variant also see some updates.
The 21 key features include the Jeep’s 7 slot front grille, trapezoidal wheel arches and 5 spoke alloy wheels. Its high strength body structure which is fully galvanized with laser welded roof and doors makes it the only vehicle in India to receive this technology. In terms of security, the Jeep Compass has received a 5 Star rating in Australia and Euro NCAP tests. The cabin is seen in soft touch fabric with piano black accents and chrome finish to show off a more premium stance while seating is contoured for more comfort.
The cabin is well insulated with a 28 acoustic baffle plate ensuring that noise is cut off when the occupant is talking on the phone and Jeep UConnect offers infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Jeep Compass excels in safety with a host of driving aids such as hill start assist, traction control system, roll over mitigation besides dynamic steering torque, electronic brake prefill and rain brake support.
Jeep Compass Sport is offered as a front wheel drive system with engine options that include a 2.0 liter Multijet turbo diesel engine offering 173 PS power and 350 Nm torque and a 1.4 liter MultiAir turbo petrol engine offering 162 PS power and 250 Nm torque. The engines get mated to a 6 speed manual transmission and offer fuel efficiency of 17.1 kmpl on the diesel engine and 14.1 kmpl on the petrol engine.