Jeep India will launch its made-in-India Compass SUV in the country on July 31, 2017. The American carmaker had already opened bookings in June 2017, on its website and at its showrooms.
Fiat will manufacture the Jeep Compass at its Ranjangaon plant near Pune. The Compass SUV will be available in five different variants along with five colours to choose from and will be offered with the option of two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.
India's automobile market is pampered with several compact SUVs with almost every other carmaker offering a model from their portfolio. Can the Jeep Compass deliver the Jeep brand's rugged image? Read more of the Compass in our review to find out how it stacks up to its rivals.
Powering the Jeep Compass is a 2.0-litre diesel mill that develops 171bhp and 350Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Also, on offer will be a 1.4-litre petrol engine that produces 160bhp and 250Nm of torque, which will be -offered with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
However, reports suggest that the Jeep Compass will initially be sold only in a diesel manual gearbox configuration, while a diesel automatic gearbox and the petrol version will be launched at a later date.
The Jeep Compass will rival the likes of Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V as well as the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and the new Volkswagen Tiguan. The Jeep Compass will differentiate itself with its unique features, read more of it here.
Prices are expected to be competitive and could introduce a new price segment, here is our analysis of the pricing of the Jeep Compass.
Stay tuned to DriveSpark as we bring you the complete coverage of the launch of the Jeep Compass in India on July 31, 2017.
The Jeep Compass is expected to create a new segment with its pricing and features in India. Jeep is known for its rugged image, and it is to be seen if the made-in-India model will live up to its image.