Jeep is finally ready to launch its sturdy and handsome SUV model, “Compass” in India in mid-2017. In the previous year 2016, Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) had introduced jeep in India and the new model is going to be manufactured locally in Ranjangaon factory near Pune, Maharashtra. While “Wrangler Unlimited” and “Grand Cherokee” were the first Jeep SUVs to be launched, this new “Compass” is going to replace existing “Compass” and “Patriot” model. Also if the reports are to be believed, this is going to be the cheapest SUV in jeep segment in India.
Jeep Compass Spec
The rugged model is expected to be equipped with 2.0 litre Tigershark petrol engine and its maximum power will be around 160 bhp with 145 Nm maximum torque. The diesel counterpart will feature a 2.0 litre MultijetII motor with 140-170 bhp power capacity with max torque as 350 Nm. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic. Jeep claims that the car will provide a mileage of 30 miles per gallon for a front wheel drive model.
Jeep Compass Features
It is most likely to be launched in three variants- Sport, Longitude and Variant. The looks of the new Compass resembles the old model “Grand Cherokee” with subtle and smart changes in build. The similarities are large 8.4 inch touchscreen infotainment system, large TFT screen, multifunctional steering wheel, leather seats, automatic climate control, keyless start and stop button etc. In the music system, it is also providing Beats 9-speaker audio system with subwoofer. The exterior of the car features a horizontal slat grille with lot of chrome, headlamps with LED daytime lamps, big bumper, engine hood, Chrome finished twin exhaust pipes and roof spoiler.
Jeep Compass Price and competitors
The price sensitive customers can be pretty happy to know that the model is going to be the cheapest SUV of Jeep. It will be priced between 20-25 lakhs. Other SUVs like Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Honda CR-V will be going to be the biggest rival in the India market.
Jeep Compass Release Date
Since it’s going to be manufactured in India, it is believed that the most waited model will be launched in the Indian market around June to August this year. So the year 2017 is going to be an important year for Jeep as well as FCA in India.