- FCA has commenced testing of the BS-VI version of the 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine.
FCA India will debut the BS-VI compliant version of their 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine in the upcoming Compass Trailhawk. The same engine will make its way under the hood of the standard versions of the Compass as well as the Tata Harrier. The duo was recently spotted undergoing testing together as both these SUVs share the same diesel engine, although in different states of tune.
The BS-VI compliant version of this diesel motor will reportedly have an output of around 170bhp – which is nearly the same as the current output of Compass (171bhp). However, the Harrier currently has an output of 138bhp from the 2.0-litre diesel engine. This means that, in the newest iteration, the Harrier BS-VI will see a bump in power output. The same 170bhp version of the engine will also power the seven-seater version of the Harrier – the Buzzard, when it is introduced in the country next year.
On the other hand, the six-speed manual gearbox will continue its service in both the SUVs even after the BS-VI update. But in terms of an automatic, Jeep uses a nine-speed torque-converter in the Compass whereas the Harrier is rumoured to house a six-speed automatic unit sourced from Hyundai.