Bookings for the third offering from Jeep, the Compass, have commenced for an amount of Rs 50,000. The upcoming SUV can be booked either on the carmaker’s official Indian website or at the FCA or the Jeep-exclusive showroom. We have driven the upcoming Compass and you can read about it over here.
The Compass is the third vehicle from Jeep in India, after the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee and the first one to be locally assembled in the country. To keep its cost in check, Jeep commenced the production of the Compass at their Ranjangaon facility with around 65 per cent localisation. The Compass will be available in three trims and two engine options with either two-wheel or four-wheel configuration. The American SUV will be available in five body paint colour options.
The Compass in India will have two engine options – the 160bhp Multi-air 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and the 170bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel. Transmission options include a six-speed synchromesh unit while the automatic transmission is a seven-speed dual dry-clutch unit. The 4.4 variant will feature the Jeep Active Drive and Selec-Terrain Traction Management System for off-road credentials. It is also the first vehicle in its segment to feature an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), which will be available as standard across the segment.
Jeep asserts that the Compass comes with more than 50 safety and security features. Equipment list includes frequency selective damping (FSD), electronic stability control (ESC), ABS with EBD, dynamic steering torque, hill start assist, adaptive brake lights, panic brake assist as standard across the range. It will also get dual front airbags as a standard fitment. The top Limited variant boasts of six airbags with dual-stage passenger airbags.
Kevin Flynn, president and managing director, FCA India, announcing the opening of bookings, said, “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.”