Jeep Compass Diesel Will Be Launch in Early 2018

Jeep compass is set to go on sale in August this year but at launch its diesel variant will be available in a six speed manual gearbox. However Jeep Compass an automatic transmission will also be offered from early 2018. Jeep Compass diesel comes in 9 speed automatic transmission engineered with small gear ratio steps for smooth transitions between shifts.

Jeep Compass Diesel

The gears have a wide ratio spread, with the first few gears allowing for quick initial acceleration, and the top four overdrive ratios there for relaxed cruising and also eking out best fuel economy. Drivers will also get the option to shift gears manually with the gearbox’s ‘Autostick’ drive modes. In order to live up to Jeep’s off-roading credentials, the gearbox also features an in-built low crawl ratio setting of 20:1 that maximises torque output to all the four wheels. According to media reports, the Compass diesel will only be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox in its initial days.

The powerplant, which is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged unit will be developing over 170 BHP and 350 Nm of torque. The said 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox was recalled in August 2016 due to unexpected shifting issues. The company claims to have rectified this fault through a software update. The said issue might be the reason behind Jeep postponing the diesel automatic variant’s launch in the Compass line-up.

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