Jeep India launches much awaited Compass SUV at Rs 14.95 lakh

Joanna Estrada
July 31, 2017

The Jeep Compass comes with two engine options - a 2.0-litre MultiJet Turbo Diesel engine which dishes out 173 PS and torque of 350 Nm and a 1.4 Multi-Air Turbo Petrol engine with gives out power of 162 PS and torque of 250 Nm.

Jeep Compass SUV is the first Jeep Product that is manufactured in India.

Jeep Compass 2017 Price In India: Are you feeling bored in the driving of the same auto? Jeep also opened bookings for the Compass last month across showrooms and its website.

The Diesel engine is locally produced, the petrol multi-air engine is now imported as a completely built unit. Pre-bookings for the compact SUV model Compass had begun at Jeep dealerships across the country, much before the launch.

The Jeep Compass comes in three premium trim, ie the Sport, Longitude and Limited (top of the line) and in a combination of 10 variants.

We've already told you in our exclusive review as well as when we drove the Jeep Compass SUV in India, that it was a very capable auto and the ride and handling really took us by surprise, but the pricing was a shocker too. The engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission while an optional 7-speed dual-clutch is available on the petrol version. It has already garnered 5,000 bookings.

The Compass would come out in five colour options, Vocal White, Brilliant Black, Hydro Blue, Minimal Grey and Exotica Red.

The Jeep Compass will be retailed out of 50 sales outlets including FCA and Jeep Destination store across 47 cities. At present it has 48 service outlets in India. The Jeep Compass Longitude is priced at Rs 16.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and the Jeep Compass Longitude (O) has a diesel engine and is priced at Rs 17.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). You can choose either 4×2 Jeep Compass SUV or 4×4 Compass SUV. Jeep Compass will compete against Mahindra XUV 500, Hyundai Tucson, Chevrolet Trailblazer and others in the SUV segment. Jeep Compass offers 50 safety features including six airbags, cornering fog lamps, electronic stability control, reverse parking camera, passive entry and electronic parking brake.

Jeep Compass comes equipped with company's Active Drive traction technology. The vehicle will be offered in a 4×4 variant with four drive modes - auto, snow, sand and mud. This calibrates the all-wheel drive system according to the terrain, but will be available on top-end models only.

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