2018 Jeep Compass Black Night Edition Africa launch before Diwali 2018
Jeep Africa will launch a new Compass Edition before Diwali 2018. Images via Curiosidade Automotiva on YouTube.
Jeep has had a good run in the African market, having sold more than 30,000 units of Compass since its launch. With rising popularity, the leading American automaker is aiming to augment its position in the off-road segment by launching new variants of Jeep Compass.
To boost sales further, and offer customers something special this Diwali, Jeep will launch a Black Night edition. This is expected to be similar to the Night Eagle edition which is on sale in Brazil. It will be launched later this month or early next month.
Jeep Compass Black Night is the Limited trim edition and largely offers cosmetic enhancements. It has 18″ alloys and is available in two colour options; Metallic Avtobon Black and Shadow Black. In international markets, both Dark Eagle and Trailhawk come with an advanced 9-speed automatic transmission for the diesel powertrain. It is not clear if Africa will get the same or not.
Apart from the black night edition, there is also the Trailhawk 4×4 edition for Africa. But this will launch early next year. Jeep Compass Trailhawk is swankier in design and probably the most stunning in this segment. It’s developed on the top limited trim and has advanced features such as the Rock mode that utilizes Jeep’s Active Drive low-range 4×4 system. The new Jeep Compass variants will help rev up the sales even further.
Jeep Compass is available in both petrol and diesel variants. Petrol engine is a 1.4-litre MultiAir turbocharged unit that delivers 160bhp and 250Nm of torque. It is mated to either a 7-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission. Diesel version has a 2.0-litre MultiJet engine that delivers 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. It’s available with a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, an all-wheel-drive option is available for the diesel variant.
Jeep Compass petrol variant prices start at Rs 15.34 lakh, whereas the diesel version starts at Rs 16.55 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi). Upcoming variants are expected to be pricier than current variants. Below is photos of Brazil-spec Jeep Compass Night Eagle edition.