Jeep Compass India – variant wise features revealed

Jeep India will launch the Compass SUV in the country in the next couple of months. However, all details about the SUV’s specifications, variant-wise features and colours have already surfaced on the internet. As a result, all we wish to know now is the price of the Compass in India. However, this is a factor that Jeep should be very careful about. Everything appears to be falling in place for the Compass. Still, the company needs to price it competitively in orded to survive in India. This becomes more important as Jeep’s first two products in India – the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee have tanked due to poor pricing.

The Compass is a compact SUV with a seating capacity of five people. It was globally unveiled in Brazil last year. For the Indian market, the Compass will be Jeep’s third product. The first two launched – the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee, haven’t really been able to spur their respective segments. And to be blunt, Jeep doesn’t have anyone else to blame but themselves. There is no doubt about the fact that the Jeep brand has value in Indian customer eyes. However, the exorbitant price tag at which the two cars were launched made them redundant products.

The main reason behind the high price tag of the two SUVs was the fact that both of them were being brought into the country as CBUs (completely built units). This warranted a higher tax slab on the products, thus pushing their sales to a much higher tag.

To curb this situation, Jeep will be manufacturing the Compass locally in India, and is thus expected to keep the prices competitive. For this, the American automaker has invested over $280 million in the Ranjangaon production facility of FCA, which is also used to manufacture Fiat cars in the country. Hence, we expect the Compass to boost Jeep’s sales in India.

Jeep Compass India Launch Date

Jeep hasn’t announced an official launch date for the Compass SUV in India yet. However, the automaker has revealed that the Compass India launch will take place in the month of August 2017.

Jeep Compass expected price in India

The Compass is expected to be priced against the Hyundai Tucson. As a result, we are expecting it to be introduced in a price range of Rs. 18 lakh to Rs. 23 lakh. (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Base Variant Rs 18 lakh
Top Variant Rs 23 lakh

Jeep Compass Specifications

The India-spec Jeep Compass will be available with two engine options. The petrol variants will be equipped with a 1.4-litre, turbocharged MultiAir engine that will churn out 160 BHP and 250 Nm of torque. This engine can be opted either with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DCT automatic.

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The diesel engine will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged block rated at 170 BHP and 350 Nm, and available with a 6-speed MT gearbox. A 9-speed automatic unit is also expected to be introduced later next year.

Engine 1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir Petrol
Power 160 bhp
Torque 250 Nm
Engine 2.0-litre Multijet II Diesel
Max Power 170 bhp
Max Torque 350 Nm

Jeep Compass Variants and Features

1. Jeep Compass Sport
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Full black interiors
  • Electronic ORVMs (adjustable and foldable)
  • 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Front airbags (driver and passenger)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • All-round disc brakes
  • Electronic parking brake
2. Jeep Compass Longitude

All features of Sport variant plus the following:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Black and Beige dashboard
  • Push button start
3. Jeep Compass Longitude (O)

All Longitude features with:

  • Projector headlamps
  • Black roof rails
  • 7-inch touchscreen system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 2-Zone climate control
4. Jeep Compass Limited

All features found in the Longitude (O) variant with following additions:

  • LED taillamps
  • Leather upholstery on seats and steering wheel
  • Rear camera
  • Ski-Grey interiors
  • AWD option with Select Terrain system
  • Side and Curtain airbags at the front (Only in AWD models)
5. Jeep Compass Limited (O)
  • HID headlamps
  • Dual tone paint scheme with black roof

Jeep Compass Colours

The Jeep Compass will be available in 5 colour options. These include:

  • Vocal White
  • Minimal Grey
  • Exotica Red
  • Brilliant Black
  • Hydro Blue

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