The Jeep Compass Petrol AT is on sale in India at a price of between Rs. 19.79 - 25.84 lakhs (ex-Delhi).
Get into the car and press the starter button with the brake depressed to wake up the turbo-petrol. There is a hint of cabin shake on startup - accentuated by the fact that one doesn't expect this from a petrol engine. Some aspects of this motor are obviously similar to that of the Fiat Linea 125S & Abarth Punto. It can be said that it is the same old T-Jet engine, but now with MultiAir tech. As told in the previous post, the technology is responsible for the bump up in power figures.
Overall, we'll say that the Petrol engine does the job, but it doesn't impress like the 2.0L diesel did. The Compass diesel has a jewel of an engine; it makes more power as well as torque. We look forward to the upcoming Diesel AT variant. Even the Petrol AT's gearbox is strictly average. On paper, 7 gears & dual-clutch tech puts it on par with VW's DSG, although in the real world, it can't match the speed & intelligence of the DSG. There's no comparison.
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