Jeep has discontinued the petrol variant of the Compass SUV in India due to the non-compliance of its 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine with the latest BS6 Phase 2 emissions norms.
The company had already phased out the manual variants of the petrol engine in December 2022 and now has completely stopped selling the petrol-powered Compass, leaving only the diesel option available. The decision comes as the petrol engine accounted for a significant portion of Compass sales in India, particularly in cities where diesel is discouraged. Jeep had already discontinued the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine globally due to stricter emissions regulations. The absence of a petrol-engined model in the lower end of Jeep’s portfolio leaves them with a gap in their product lineup. Jeep could potentially reintroduce a petrol variant with the next-generation Compass expected in 2026, which may also include an all-electric version. Additionally, the top-spec Trailhawk variant with a 2.0-litre diesel engine and 4×4 drivetrain has also been discontinued, although some limited stock may still be available through dealers.
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