Jeep Compass Prices Increase Post GST Cess Hike

Jeep Compass Prices Increase Post GST Cess Hike

By: || Updated: 16 Sep 2017 06:30 PM

Prices of other Jeep and Fiat vehicles that fall under SUV, mid-size and luxury car categories have also been increased



Jeep Compass



Jeep’s most-affordable and best-selling model in India, the Compass, is now more expensive than before. The recent revision in cess rates for SUVs, mid-size and luxury cars has resulted in an increase in the ex-showroom price of the most affordable variant of the petrol-powered Compass by Rs 21,000 going up to Rs 72,000 for the most expensive diesel variant. The pre- and post-GST cess hike prices of the Jeep Compass are as follows:  















































































Variants



Ex-showroom prices (pre-GST cess hike)



Ex-showroom prices (post-GST cess hike)



Difference



Petrol



Compass Sport



Rs 14.95 lakh



Rs 15.16 lakh



Rs 21,000



Compass Limited AT



Rs 18.70 lakh



Rs 18.96 lakh



Rs 26,000



Compass Limited AT (O)



Rs 19.40 lakh



Rs 19.67 lakh



Rs 27,000



Diesel



Compass Sport



Rs 15.45 lakh



Rs 15.99 lakh



Rs 54,000



Compass Longitude



Rs 16.45 lakh



Rs 17.03 lakh



Rs 58,000



Compass Longitude (O)



Rs 17.25 lakh



Rs 17.85 lakh



Rs 60,000



Compass Limited



Rs 18.05 lakh



Rs 18.68 lakh



Rs 63,000



Compass Limited (O)



Rs 18.75 lakh



Rs 19.41 lakh



Rs 66,000



Compass Limited 4x4



Rs 19.95 lakh



Rs 20.65 lakh



Rs 70,000



Compass Limited 4x4 (O)



Rs 20.65 lakh



Rs 21.37 lakh



Rs 72,000




The GST Council has raised the cess over GST for SUV segment by 7 per cent, making it the highest taxed passenger vehicle category at 50 per cent now. For mid-size cars, the hike in cess is 2 per cent, and for luxury cars, it is 5 per cent. For a more detailed report on the increase in cess over GST head to our main story.



The price differential post cess hike for the Compass clarifies that its petrol variants fall under the mid-size car category while the diesel variants belong to the luxury car category. It also means that the Compass’ ground clearance is less than 170mm, otherwise its diesel variants would have fallen under SUV category. Going by SIAM’s rule book, a vehicle falls under the SUV category if it ticks the following three conditions:





  1. Length over 4m




  2. Ground clearance over 170mm




  3. Engine displacement over 1500cc





The petrol Compass draws power from a 1368cc engine while the diesel Compass gets a 1956cc engine. Interested to know more about the Compass? Read our review.



The prices of other Fiat and Jeep vehicles have also been increased. The hike in prices of Fiat vehicles ranges from Rs 9,000 to Rs 14,000, while that of the CBU Jeep SUVs is between Rs 2.75 lakh and Rs 6.40 lakh.



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