Jeep will launch Compass soon in India, bookings for the SUV was opened recently at a token amount of Rs. 50,000. Now, the manufacturer has announced that the compass has received more than 1000 bookings within 3 days. Interested customers can book one through company’s authorized dealerships or Jeep India’s official website or in 26 shopping malls across 21 cities in India.
The Compass has revealed a couple of months ago and it will be manufactured at company’s FCA plant in Ranjangaon making it first Jeep to be manufactured in India. Moreover, the car will be exported to right-hand drive markets like UK, Japan, and South Africa. Jeep hasn’t revealed the price yet but with localization level around 80 percent, the compass will be competitively priced. The Compass will be available in three variants- Sport, Longitude and limited.
It measures 4410mm in length, 1820mm in width, 1640mm in height and rides on a wheelbase of 2630mm. In addition, the compass will be one of the safest cars thanks to more than 50 features and 64% of high tensile steel and composite. It also comes with Frequency sensing damping (FSD) as standard.
Under the hood is a 1.4l turbocharged petrol engine that makes 160bhp power and 260Nm of torque along with a 2.0-liter diesel engine that makes 170bhp power and 350Nm of torque. Transmission duties are taken care by a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic gearbox. Besides, it will get AWD system with Jeep’s terrain response system and three driving modes- Snow, Sand, and Rock.
As for the features, the compass will get electronic stability control, ABS (Anti-lock braking system), dynamic steering torque, six airbags, automatic climate control, 7.0 inch U connect touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple car play to name a few.