Saar: Slotting above the Limited (O) variants, it will offer features like a panoramic sunroof, dual-tone exterior paint, bigger touchscreen infotainment system and new, two-tone alloy wheels.

Are you planning to buy an SUV in the Rs 20-25 lakh bracket? If you are, then you should hold on for a bit longer as the Indian arm of the American carmaker Jeep will soon be launching a new range-topping variant of the Compass. Called simply as Limited Plus, it will slot above the current top-spec variant – Limited (O).

When compared to the competition, there are a number of features that have been absent from the Compass’ recipe. The Limited Plus variant will try and address those. The list of features includes an electric panoramic sunroof, dual-tone exterior paint options and funkier two-tone alloy wheels. Speaking of which, the design of the alloy wheels will be in close resemblance to what the Trailhawk variant of the Compass gets in international markets.

Inside the cabin, the Limited Plus variant of the compact SUV is expected to ditch the 7.0-inch display in favour of an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The bigger unit, up until now, was part of the Compass’ feature list but only for certain export markets. For the uninitiated, Jeep exports the Compass from India in all its right-hand-drive markets around the globe. Other features inside the cabin could include tan leather seats and power adjustable driver’s seat.

Apart from those features, the Limited Plus trim will inherit the same recipe from the Limited (O) trim, including the engine options. The new range-topping variant will be available with petrol-automatic and diesel-manual configurations. Petrol fans will have to make do with a 1.4-litre turbocharged mill that puts out 163PS/250Nm and comes mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. For those who want a diesel power plant underneath will get the same 2.0-litre turbocharged motor with 173PS/350Nm on tap and a 6-speed manual transmission. Jeep might also offer the new variant with four-wheel-drive.

As far as pricing for the Limited Plus variant is concerned, expect Jeep to ask for a premium ranging between Rs 1.5-2 lakh over and above the Limited (O) variants. For the record, ex-showroom Delhi prices for the Limited (O) variants currently range from Rs 20.16-21.94 lakh. The same variants are also on offer with Jeep’s ‘Black Pack’ kit which adds an additional Rs 15,000 to the ex-showroom prices.