Jeep Compass India – all details you need
Jeep Compass India has been unveiled. The new compact SUV will be manufactured in Fiat’s Ranganjaon facility. This new SUV will be Made in India and it will be exported to other markets from India. The Compass is based on the Fiat’s SCA (small car architecture) platform. Jeep will be launching this SUV in India this year and it will be coming with a 2.0-litre diesel engine. This engine has also been localised and it will be one of the engines that will be used for export purposes. So what does the Jeep Compass have on offer? We share all the details.
Jeep Compass India Teaser Video
The Jeep Compass India has been unveiled internationally and its testing has already begun in India. Jeep India will be manufacturing this SUV in its Ranjangaon plant and at exporting to other markets as well.
Jeep Compass India Launch Date
We expect the Jeep Compass India to be launched by June/July 2017 in India. There is yet no official announcement by the company, but the vehicle is slated to be unveiled next month. This new SUV will be making its entry into the Indian car market. The brand at the moment is working on increasing its dealership network. It has launched three products in India.
Jeep Compass Price in India
|Petrol||INR 17 lakhs|
|Diesel||INR 23 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 23 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.
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.
The 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.
Jeep Compass India Interiors
The Jeep Compass India gets all black interiors. The ac vent bezels are silver coloured. It will get chrome accents too and that will make it look premium. The test mule had a touchscreen system which is smaller that the Brazilian spec vehicle. 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
|Engine||1.4-litre petrol||2.0-litre diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual/ 7-speed DDC (automatic)|
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 and seven-speed automatic (dual-clutch) transmission. This engine will churn about 170bhp of power and 358Nm of maximum torque. The Jeep Compass India will be coming with AWD versions. This might not get diff locks or low range.
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 also be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox. 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
- Projector headlamps
- Daytime running LEDs
- Rear spoiler
- Twin-exhaust with a chrome tip
- Leather upholstery
- 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system
- Keyless entry
- Start/Stop button
- 9-speaker Beats music system
- Terrain Response System
- Climate Control
- Six airbags on top-end
- All disc brakes
- Corning lamps
- Traction control
- ABS with EBD
- Electronic rollover mitigation
- Traction control
- Hill descent control
2017 Jeep Compass
User Rating ( votes)
Comments Rating ( reviews)