Saar: The dark cosmetic trickery can only be had in the Limited (O) trim.
Jeep India’s bestselling model, the Compass, is now available with what the company is calling – a ‘Black Pack’ kit. As the name suggests, the kit brings in a bunch of black-coloured elements into the Compass’ equation and gives the SUV a sporty appeal. Before we get into the details, let’s first understand how can you get the Black Pack. It will only be available in the Limited (O) trim but with three engine-transmission-drive configurations. Here’s the price list (ex-showroom Delhi):
Jeep Compass With Black Pack (Ex-showroom Delhi)
|Variant||With Black Pack||Without Black Pack|
|Limited (O) 4x2 2.0D AD1||Rs 20.31 Lakh||Rs 20.16 Lakh|
|Limited (O) 4x4 2.0D AD1||Rs 22.09 Lakh||Rs 21.94 Lakh|
|Limited (O) 1.4MAIR DDCT AD1||Rs 20.65 Lakh||Rs 20.50 Lakh|
As you can see, Jeep is asking for an extra Rs 15,000 for the Black Pack over and above the standard variants. What do you get for your money? On the outside, the ORVM caps and the 17-inch alloy wheels are finished in black and there’s also a black roof-wrap. The trio gives the Compass a nice contrast with respect to the body shade. Speaking of which, if you opt for the Black Pack, you are left with just three body colour options – Vocal White, Minimal Grey and Magnesio Grey. Inside the cabin, the dual-tone finish has been ditched in favour of an all-black finish. And to add that extra pinch of spice, there are several chrome accents, such as on the steering wheel, instrument cluster and the centre console, to liven up the sporty character even further.
As per us, the Black Pack is worth paying for, especially when you consider that it won’t be on sale for long. Predictably, the extra amount doesn’t bring any mechanical changes into the equation. If you opt for the diesel-powered variants, you will get a 2.0-litre turbocharged mill under the bonnet which is good for 173PS/350Nm. This engine can only be had with a 6-speed manual transmission. Petrol fans will have to make do with a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that puts out 163PS/250Nm. The petrol mill can only be had with a 7-speed automatic transmission.
The Compass with Black Pack isn’t the first of special editions that the company has introduced in India. In June this year, the American carmaker introduced the Compass Bedrock Edition. Jeep is also readying a Limited Plus variant of the Compass. It will sit above the current range-topping variant Limited (O) and is expected to go on sale next month. In India, the Jeep Compass competes with likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV500 and the Tata Hexa.