FCA India has expanded the Jeep Compass portfolio with the addition of a new top-of-the-line variant called the Limited Plus. It gets a host of additional features over Limited trim and these features are also first-in-class. Here are the top five highlights of the Jeep Compass Limited Plus
1. Added exterior features –
The Limited Plus variant of the Compass now comes with dual-pane panoramic 'Moonroof'. It is the first time in the Compass' line-up that you get a sunroof which is not offered in any other SUV in the same price bracket. Also new is the automatic headlamps feature with three level of intensity. The wheels are upgraded to 18-inch dual-tone polished-aluminium alloy wheels compared to 17-inch offered on the Limited guise. Jeep has also added rain sensing wipers for the first time in the Compass line-up.
2. More features on the inside –
The driver’s seat in the Limited Plus trims gets eight-way power adjustable function with memory function. It has four-way lumbar support as well. Both these features are usually offered in more expensive vehicles. Another newfangled feature is the 8.4-inch infotainment screen which is the largest screen size in its class, an upgrade over the 7.0-inch touchscreen offered in the rest of the variants. This infotainment system also gets smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Another feature that has been introduced for the first time in the Jeep Compass range is the auto-dimming rearview mirror.
3. Safety –
Jeep will now offer six airbags in the Compass Limited Plus variant. In addition to the dual front airbags, there are full-length side curtains for front and rear passengers. The seat-mounted side airbags for front occupants brings the total number to six airbags inside the cabin of the Limited Plus.
4. Powertrain –
The Limited Plus is available with just three powertrain options – six-speed diesel manual 4x2, six-speed diesel manual 4x4 and seven-speed petrol AT 4x2. So you have the freedom to choose both petrol and diesel engines with a choice of manual and automatic transmission. The output figure of the powertrains remain unchanged, so the diesel variant gets a 2.0-litre MultiJet II that generates 170bhp/350Nm, while the petrol version is powered by a 1.4-litre Multiair that generates 160bhp/250Nm
5. Pricing –
With the additional features, the Limited Plus trim is priced higher compared to the Limited variant. So the Limited Plus variants are priced approximately at Rs 87,000 – Rs 1.45 lakhs more than the equivalent Limited (O) variant. (All prices ex-showroom).
Limited Diesel manual 4x2 - Rs 20.2 lakhs
Limited Plus Diesel manual 4x2 - Rs. 21.07 lakhs
Limited Petrol automatic 4x2 - Rs 20.54 lakhs
Limited Plus Petrol automatic 4x2 - Rs. 21.41 lakhs
Limited Diesel manual 4x4 - Rs 21.4 lakhs
Limited Plus Diesel manual 4x4 - Rs. 22.85 lakhs