Codenamed as the ‘Low-D’, the Jeep Compass 7-seater variant has been delayed. This new and improved (in space) version of the Compass will be launched in India by 2021, but previously the SUV was expected to reach the showrooms in 2020. Next year, Jeep will be launching the Compass with a mid-life makeover and later a 7-seater variant will be introduced. Jeep manufactures the Compass at their Ranjangaon facility for all Right-Hand-Drive markets and the update is being readied.
The Jeep Compass is a monocoque SUV and this version will rival the likes of Skoda Kodiaq.
In terms of styling, there will not be just the plastic parts will be changed. The Jeep Compass in 2020 will come with plenty of sheet metal changes as well which will help distinguish the new model from the one which is on sale at the moment. The cabin will get new features and equipment along with new colour trims. The upgraded Jeep Compass will run on BSVI compliant 2.0L diesel and 1.4L petrol engines and there will also be automatic gearboxes on offer.
The Low-D 7-seater Jeep Compass will come with 2 additional seats as a new 3rd row. This version will demand a premium of INR 2 – 3 lakh over the standard Jeep Compass. Right now, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk costs INR 27.60 lakh, so it is safe to assume the Compass 7-seater will cost close to INR 30 lakh. It remains to be seen of the Jeep Compass 7-seater will also be offered with complete 4×4 equipment.
The Compass diesel has a 2.0L, Multijet II diesel engine producing 173 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque delivering 17.1 kmpl of mileage. The 1.4L Multiair petrol motor on the Compass produces 163 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque delivering 14.1 kmpl of mileage. The BSVI compliant motor of the Compass Trailhawk has a 2.0L motor producing 170 HP of power and 350 Nm of torque.