- The SUV will begin production only in June
- For safety the Jeep Compass is equipped with 50 standard safety features
The India Jeep Compass gets a 2-litre Multijet diesel that develops 165 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. It will also be available with the 1.4-litre petrol engine option. It also gets a 6-speed manual transmission as well as auto box and a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The Compass also gets a new rotary dial called Select-Terrain to shift between various driving surfaces. When in auto mode, the car automatically switches between FWD and 4WD as per the traction and torque requirements of each tyre. The other modes are snow, sand, and mud. The SUV also boasts of independent front and rear suspension.
For safety the Jeep Compass is equipped with 50 standard safety features, ESC, 4X4 system, Hill start assist ( to prevent rollback) and the standard 6 airbags.
Functionality and versatility – The Jeep Compass gets 60:40 split seats. It also boasts of additional storage spaces. Among other notable features is the electric park brake, keyless entry, with passive go, powered tailgate, a glass sunroof and the cap-less fuel fill system usefulness to ensure that you do not fumble for your keys at the petrol pump. You will get about 438 litres of boot space. The SUV comes with a 7-inch information display equipped with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
Jeep also revealed that the Compass will receive around 75-80 percent localisation that should help bring down its price tag as compared to the CBU’s like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler that were launched in August last year. Ranjangaon is where the Jeep Compass will be locally manufactured. Apart from catering to the domestic demand, the Indian plant will also act as a global export hub for other Right-Hand-Drive (RHD) markets.
The Jeep compass to be launched for Europe next week already launched in Brazil, Mexico and USA.
The Jeep Compass will compete with Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:04 PM IST