Jeep Compass Petrol deliveries begin shortly as customers finally get their vehicles after a long wait for 3 months
Jeep will conclusively be starting the deliveries of delayed petrol-powered Compass around Diwali. The company will start the delivery of the automatic petrol variant first followed by that of the manual version. Jeep had launched both the petrol and diesel variants together on July 31 and deliveries for the oil burner had started on August 6, while delivers of the petrol powered Compass were kept on hold.
The company is now booked to start deliveries of the Compass petrol automatic first, and then followed by the manual-gearbox variant at a later date. The reason behind this is greater demand for the Compass petrol automatic than the outgoing diesel variant. The petrol variant will come with a 1.6-litre Multi-air turbo gasoline engine generating maximum power of 162 bhp, all of these mated to a seven-speed auto, or a six-speed manual transmission. The petrol variant Comes in three variants i.e. Sport, Limited and Limited (O).
The outgoing diesel variant gets a 2.0-litre Multijet engine which is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. However, the company is in talks of launching the diesel automatic version in India in near future. The Jeep Compass is built at the FCA’s Ranjangaon plant for India and also for the export markets. Jeep has been doing quite well in the Indian market since its launch in the country.
The rising demand saw the number of bookings cross over 10,000 mark last month. In order to keep with the sales chart growing higher and making its mark in this very cutthroat Indian market, Jeep has upraised its production at its Ranjangaon facilty with two sifts working six days a week. The well-liked Compass SUV rivals against the likes of Honda CR-V, the Hyundai Tucson and the Volkswagen Tiguan. How does the Jeep Compass Petrol drive is unknown as these specific engine SUV’s aren’t given out for reviews and test rides yet
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