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Jeep Compass Diesel automatic variants are expected to attract customers attention who are looking for an automatic SUV

Jeep India has now launched the diesel automatic variant of its popular Compass SUV in the Indian market. A total of two variants of the diesel automatic has been launched – Longitude and Limited Plus. Jeep Compass Longitude automatic is priced at Rs 21.96 lakh while the Limited Plus trim will set you back by Rs 24.99 lakh. Both the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.

The price tag of Longitude automatic is Rs 4 lakh more than its manual counterpart. This is because the diesel engine is now BS6 compliant along with the addition of Jeep’s four-wheel-drive system. Apart from these major addition, a slew of equipment has also been added to the list for the Longitude variant. On the other hand, the Limited plus variant received a hike of only Rs 1.9 lakh over the manual variant. Due to the addition of these two diesel automatic variants, customer can choose them over the overpriced Trailhawk diesel automatic variants which were priced between Rs 26.80 lakh and 27.60 lakh ex-showroom.

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Coming to the powertrain of Compass diesel automatic, the SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder BS6 diesel engine with 16-valve head. This oil-burner churns out 171bhp at 3750rpm and 350Nm torque at 1750rpm. The engine is mated to a classy 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Being a BS6 engine, the ARAI fuel efficiency is pegged at 17 kmpl.

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The Longitude Automatic 4×4 variant gets additional feature list such as a larger 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, cruise control as well as rear parking camera. All of this additional equipment is absent on the manual Longitude variant.

Taking a look at the Limited plus 4×4 automatic trim, it gets same feature list which includes six-airbags, dual-pane sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, Jeep’s 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers as well as an 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat.

In the Indian market which is now flooded with SUVs in every segment, Jeep Compass rivals the likes of top variants of Kia Seltos (Rs 17.34 lakh), MG Hector (Rs 17.28 lakh), Tata Harrier (Rs 17.31) in the lower range and Hyundai Tucson (Rs 18.76 lakh to 26.97 lakh) and Volkswagen Tiguan (Rs 28.15 lakh to 31.54 lakh) at the higher end. All the prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

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