Jeep Compass Petrol SUV Production Stopped

Jeep has halted the production of the petrol variants of the Compass owing to supply constraints. The company says it will continue to explore all possible engine and fuel options in line with the evolving market preferences.

By Seshan Vijayraghvan


2 mins read


17-May-23 04:40 PM IST



  • Jeep Compass petrol temporarily discontinued in India
  • This is mainly due to supply constraints
  • Company will continue to sell diesel models in India

Jeep India has stopped the production of the petrol variants of its best-selling model, the Jeep Compass. The production of Compass petrol has been halted owing to supply constraints and Jeep India will only be selling diesel variants of the Compass for the foreseeable future. Now, there is no confirmation on when Jeep India will resume production of the petrol Jeep Compass, but some of the dealers we spoke to have told us that the company could take as long as a year to bring back the petrol-powered Compass.


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Production of the Jeep Compass petrol has been stopped indefinitely.


Commenting on this development, Jeep India said, “The Premium SUV segment continues to enjoy strong demand for diesel powertrain. Jeep India will continue to invest and develop its efficient state-of-the-art 2.0-litre MultiJet Turbo Diesel powertrains offering superior torque, lower emissions and an impressive fuel efficiency. Jeep India is committed to the market and has significant product plans for the future. We will continue to explore all possible engine and fuel options in line with the evolving market preferences to offer what is most relevant to our consumers.”


Jeep offered the petrol-powered Compass in the Sport, Limited (O) and Model S (O) variants. The SUV is powered by a 1.4-litre MultiAir turbocharged petrol engine that is tuned to make about 160 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. The engine was offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox along with an optional 7-speed DCT automatic transmission.


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Jeep India has also temporarily discontinued the Trailhawk version of the Compass for the same reason.


Jeep India will continue to sell the Compass diesel, which is powered by the 2.0-litre unit, that is tuned to make 168 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. This one comes mated to a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic torque converter unit. Jeep also offers an optional 4x4 system with the Limited (O) and Model S (O) variants of the diesel version.


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Currently, the Jeep Compass diesel is priced from Rs. 21.44 lakh to Rs. 31.64 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

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