Fiat India has started accepting bookings for Jeep Compass across the country for a token amount of Rs. 50,000. Interested customers can book it via company’s official website or visit the nearest Jeep-exclusive showrooms or Fiat Motors dealership. The Compass, Jeep’s first made in India attempt will be manufactured at company’s Ranjangaon, near Pune. Besides FCA is also showcasing Compass at 26 shopping malls across 21 cities.
With an expected price range of Rs. 18-22 lakh (ex-showroom), Compass will be available in three trims- Sport, Longitude and the Limited. The Jeep is offering Compass in five colors Minimal Grey, Exotica Red, Hydro Blue, Vocal White and Hip Hop Black. The SUV measures 4410mm in length, 1820mm in width, 1640mm in height and have a wheelbase of 2630mm.
Speaking of the engines, it will be powered by two power trains: 1.4l Multi air petrol that makes 162PS power and 250Nm of torque, linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox. On the contrary, petrol delivers 162PS and 250Nm of torque; it can be had in either 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
In addition, it will come with Driveline Disconnect technology (DDT), selec terrain traction management system, Jeep active drive, four driving modes and electric parking brake. For safety, it comes equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), panic brake assist, hill start assist, adaptive brake lights, six airbags with dual-stage passenger airbags etc.
Announcing the opening of bookings, Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India said, “To harness the great demand for the Jeep® Compass, we have executed a customer outreach across 21 cities at 26 shopping malls across India. We are already receiving an overwhelming response to our new SUV. We have pulled out all stops to deliver the highest quality standard on the Jeep Compass and we are here to set a benchmark in the Indian SUV space. Customers will experience first-hand, the level of sophistication in the vehicle. Those interested can book our Made in India Jeep SUV online or at any of our FCA and Jeep Dealer network across India.”