FCA India has announced the first batch shipping of Jeep SUVs to Australia and Japan from Bombay Port Trust Facility. FCA India announced the shipping process saying that 600 units of the India made Jeep Compass has been shipped. The SUVs has been produced in Ranjangaon and will also move to many international markets in the coming time. The FCA group has chosen India and only three other countries where the Jeep Compass can be manufactured. The countries other than India are Brazil, Mexico and China.
The Made in India SUVs have 65% local content and is said to launch soon in the international markets like UK, New Zealand, and South Africa. This new variant has helped FCA to gain market share in the UV segment and the price for the same is Rs 14.95-20.65 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It can be called as a well gained success for the Made in India thought of the Indian Prime Minister, as almost 5,106 units have been booked up till now. Back in April, it was also announced by the FCA that the right hand variant of the SUV would only be manufactured by India.
The Jeep Compass is the only luxury car under Rs. 20 lakhs range thus making it more famous among luxury car lovers. FCA discloses that the enquiries for the diesel variant have increased a lot with the announcement of its price tag. The Compass will soon be increasing exports with seeing its global and domestic demand. The Jeep is said to have begun the deliveries for the petrol DDCT variant as well, that is a 7-speed AMT manual that comes mated to a 1.4-litre, 162 PS, and 250 Nm torque. This transmissions option is available only with the turbo petrol powertrain and comes in two trims that are limited 4×2 and Limited (O) 4×2. Jeep has disclosed that Japan will have only the Sport, Longitude, and Limited variants while in Australia the Trailhawk version would also be launched.