Jeep Compass Launch Live: Watch Price, Details, Specifications and Features
News18.com | July 31, 2017, 1:21 PM IST
The Jeep Compass is set to be launched in India today and is arguably one of the most anticipated car launches of this year. The Compass will be the most accessible offering made by Jeep India and is expected to have a starting price in the sub-Rs 20 lakh bracket. The launch of the Jeep Compass comes after Jeep launched Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler. The compact SUV is locally produced in India at its Ranjangaon based facility near Pune. Jeep’s parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has invested almost Rs 1800 crore in making this one in India. The Jeep Compass produced here will not only serve the Indian buyers but will also be exported to all the right-hand drive countries. Hence, Jeep needs the Compass to succeed in India and everything will depend on the correct pricing of the SUV. The car manufacturer commenced the bookings for the same earlier this month.
Watch the launch of the Jeep Compass live:
Jul 31, 2017 1:21 pm (IST)
Here's the detailed variant-wise pricing of the Jeep Compass. Petrol models priced between Rs 14.95 lakh-Rs 19.4 lakh whereas the diesel variants are priced between Rs 15.45 lakh-Rs 20.65 lakh.
Jeep India says that the name 'Jeep' has become synonymous for SUVs in the country thanks to the legacy of the brand that has evolved over the years.
Jul 31, 2017 1:04 pm (IST)
The first Jeep Compass' that will be delivered is the diesel engine powered variants and the petrol variants will follow from Diwali.
Jul 31, 2017 1:03 pm (IST)
The designers of the Jeep Compass have also integrated some Easter eggs throughout the car. Like there is a lizard below the front driver side windscreen wiper and a silhouette of the Lochness monster on the rear glass panel.
Jul 31, 2017 1:00 pm (IST)
In terms of the number of enquiries received, Jeep says the number has crossed over 38,000. Over time, the 4x2 petrol automatic version is garnering more and more attention, as per the company.
Jul 31, 2017 12:57 pm (IST)
Jeep India says they expect the number of bookings to increase after the price announcement which will be made soon. The company added that there is more demand for 4x2 and 4x4 variants among customers.
Jul 31, 2017 12:56 pm (IST)
You can watch our first drive review of the Jeep Compass here.
The Jeep Compass 4x4 will be equipped with Jeep Active Drive and Selec-Terrain Traction Management System. The SUV will come with a Driveline Disconnect Technology (DDT).
Jul 31, 2017 12:50 pm (IST)
The diesel engine option will be paired with a 6- speed manual transmission and an optional 7-speed automatic gearbox version will be there for the petrol variant.
Jul 31, 2017 12:50 pm (IST)
The power train options of the Jeep Compass are BS-VI ready and will be updated as and when required, says Jeep India.
Jul 31, 2017 12:49 pm (IST)
The Jeep Compass will be offered with two powertrain options - a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder Multiar petrol engine that produces 160 bhp with peak torque of 250 Nm and 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 173 bhp and 230 Nm torque.
Jul 31, 2017 12:48 pm (IST)
Jeep Compass will be offered in three trims and five colour options. Will get two engine options and two transmission option.
Jul 31, 2017 12:47 pm (IST)
According to the global design head of Jeep, the Compass is the most aerodynamic Jeep ever made.