Jeep Compass bookings open, variants revealed

2017 Jeep Compass
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The Jeep Compass SUV will be launched in August this year. The bookings for this new SUV has already commenced.The bookings can be done using the website, dealer showrooms and shopping malls in 26 cities .This is the first product from the company to be manufactured in India. The Jeep Compass will be locally made and also exported to all other right hand drive markets.

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The SUV has commenced production and the roll out ceremony was recently held. Senior government officials and company leaders attended the roll-off ceremony, including Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Honourable Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra; Paul Alcala, FCA’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the APAC region, non-China; Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director of FCA India; Gurpratap Boparai, CEO of FIAPL and Shri Girish Bapat, Guardian Minister of Pune.

“The establishment of manufacturing operations and start of production of the Jeep Compass is an important milestone for our journey in India,” said Paul Alcala. “The Compass will be the first ‘Made in India’ Jeep vehicle, and we are appreciative of the Government’s efforts to make India a desirable manufacturing destination for multi-national organizations, such as ours. With the start of production and an investment of US$280 million in the Jeep Compass localization, we are reaffirming our commitment to Indian consumers and our long-term presence in the country.”

The Jeep Compass will commence its full production in July. The SUV and vehicles are expected to arrive in dealerships across India during the third quarter of 2017 in three variants: Sport, Longitude and Limited.

Jeep Compass India Teaser Video


Jeep Compass India Variants and Features

There will be five variants in the Compass. They are:


  • All black interior theme
  • U-Connect 5-inch Touchscreen
  • 16-inch steel hewels
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Front airbags
  • ESP
  • Traction Control
  • ABS with EBD
  • 4 Disc Brakes
  • Power mirrors with folding
  • Electric Parking Brake


  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry
  • Push button start
  • Rear parking sensors

Longitude (O)

  • All features of Longitude
  • U-Connect 7-inch Touchscreen
  • Android Auto & Apple Car Play
  • Dual Zone Auto AC
  • Projector Headlamps
  • Rear Parcel Shelf


  • All features of Longitude (O)
  • Ski grey interior theme
  • Reverse camera
  • LED taillamps
  • Leather seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Door scuff plates
  • 4X4 with Selec-Terrain
  • Six airbags

Limited (O)

  • All features of Limited
  • Black roof
  • HID headlamp


Jeep Compass India Launch Date

We expect the Jeep Compass India to be launched by August 2017 in India. The production will commence fully in July and the vehicle will arrive in dealerships by August. The brand at the moment is working on increasing its dealership network. It has launched three products in India, already.

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Jeep Compass Price in India

ModelPrice (on-road)
PetrolINR 17 lakhs
DieselINR 24 lakhs

*Expected pricing for India

This Jeep Compass India will be made in India and it will be exported as well. In size, it is as big as the Tucson, so we expect the pricing to be about INR 18 lakhs to INR 24 lakhs (on-road). In terms of features, it will be loaded. As per reports, Jeep has benchmarked this with a crossover that is one segment above (BMW X1). So, we expect this to be a good product for its price.

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Jeep Compass India Design

The Jeep Compass India looks very sleek.  It has the conventional Jeep front grille. The headlamps look stylish and the fog lamps have LEDs on top of it. The front grille looks like a mini Cherokee. There is good amount of chrome used for the fascia. As we move to the side profile, there are crisp lines that run across the side profile. The wheel wells are squarish and the glass area has a rising beltline. The roof rail is aluminium. The rear also looks somewhat similar to the Discovery Sport. The tail lamps are sleek and there is an integrated spoiler. The rear bumper has matte black for the lower bit.

Jeep Compass SideThe Compass doesn’t seem to look very tall and its design will somewhat appear like a crossover. So, we aren’t certain on what will a buyer’s reaction to this design. The Jeep Compass India production will actually make it easier for the company to enhance their sales numbers as the pricing should be highly competitive.

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2017 Jeep Compass


Jeep Compass India Colours

The Jeep Compass will be available in the following colours

  • Exotic Red
  • Vocal White
  • Minimal Grey
  • Brilliant Black
  • Hydro Blue


Jeep Compass India Interiors

Jeep Compass InteriorThe Jeep Compass India gets dual tone interiors with black and sky grey colors. The ac vent bezels piano black. There is a 7-inch touchscreen system with Bluetooth, Apple car play and Android Auto. A chunky three-spoke steering wheel can be seen in the image. The 2017 Jeep Compass will get well-built interiors.

Jeep Compass India Specifications

Engine1.4-litre petrol2.0-litre diesel
Transmission6-speed manual / 7-speed DDC (automatic)6-speed manual


Jeep Compass India Engine

A 2.0-litre multijet engine will be powering the Jeep Compass India . This will be offered with a six-speed manual . This engine will churn about 170bhp of power and 358Nm of maximum torque. The Jeep Compass India will be coming with AWD versions.

The petrol engine will be the 1.4-litre, which will come in MultiAir avatar. This will churn about 160bhp of power and 250Nm of peak torque. This will get a six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic (dual-clutch) transmission. Both these engines will be manufactured in India as well. This engine is likely to be shared with Tata Motors, upcoming new Harrier platform SUVs. Both the companies have a JV in Ranjangaon. The company’s plant is undergoing expansion at the moment. The diesel engine will be shared with the Tata Q501. This is also likely to be made in the same Ranjangaon plant. Whats more, both the companies are looking at exporting their cars from India. Jeep has just announced that there will be two gearboxes, manual and automatic (dual-clutch), we reckon the diesel should get the automatic if not the petrol. The 2017 Jeep Compass even gets Select Terrain Management System, which helps to enhance the driving experience, especially when driving on different terrain conditions. This is useful when driving off the road, on slush or sand or snowy conditions.

Jeep Compass India Dimensions

Length4,398 mm
Width1,814 mm
Height1,667 mm
Wheelbase2,600 mm
Ground Clearance178mm


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