Jeep Compass makes its India debut, production to start from June 2017 Wednesday April 12,2017
Jeep unveiled its first “Made-in-India” sport utility vehicle Compass at its Ranjangaon plant near Pune on Wednesday April 12,2017
Though the prices of Compass were not revealed, the luxury SUV from the original American SUV-maker will look to take on Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V and full-size SUVs like Toyota Fortuner to some extent, all priced from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.
The Compass will be added to Jeep’s portfolio, in which the Wrangler starts at around Rs 56 lakh and the Grand Cherokee comes at between Rs 93 lakh and Rs 1.1 crore. Both Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee are at present imported in India as completely built units
The Compass comes in two powertrains -- a 160hp, 250 Nm petrol and a 170 hp, 350Nm diesel, mated to either a six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic Dual Dry Clutch Technology (DDCT) gearbox. Both the engines are Bharat Stage VI compliant, the company said in a statement.
The Jeep Active Drive 4 X 4 system sends power from the petrol or diesel engine to all the four wheels. The Jeep’s Driveline Disconnect Technology (DDT) disconnects power to the rear differential automatically when not required, which would then deliver all the power to the front wheels.
Jeep claims the Compass is equipped with 50+ safety features, some of which include six airbags as standard across all trims, electronic stability control, antilock braking system, hill start assist, cornering lamps, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, panic brake assist and rollover mitigation systems, making it one of the safest SUVs on offer in India.