Jeep came to India last year but dashed a lot of hopes of true blue off road driving enthusiasts when the pricing was released. The starting price of entry level Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was set at INR 56 lakh and the prices went well over INR 1 Crores for the Grand Cherokee SRT which is the top of the line model for the brand. Thus to keep the Jeep fans interested, the company is bringing the Compass to India on 12th April and 80 per cent of it will be locally manufactured so expect competitive pricing of around INR 25 lakh to INR 30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
2017 Jeep Compass Expected Prices
||INR 25 lakh
||INR 30 Lakh
2017 Jeep Compass Exterior
The Jeep Compass derives a lot from its elder sibling, the Grand Cherokee and upfront it gets the traditional 7 slot Jeep grille flanked by black outlined projector headlamps with LED DRLs. The bonnet of the Compass is made of a clamshell unit with double break line and center bulge. Towards the sides, it gets 18-inch alloy wheels with muscular fenders and a raised ride height. The roof slopes towards the rear and it also gets a dual pane sunroof to enhance the lifestyle appeal. The rear end gets rectangular wraparound LED taillights.
2017 Jeep Compass Interiors
The interiors of the Jeep Compass ooze quality as well as a brawny character. The dashboard layout is typical Jeep with the trapezoidal central console which houses a 7.0 or 8.4 inch Uconnect touchscreen system with GPS, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reverse camera coupled to Beats premium audio system. The driver’s cockpit is a 3.5 inch or 7 inch LED instrument cluster which helps integrate the audio, voice and speed controls. The Safety features will be available in abundance as the Compass will come loaded with seven airbags which are standard and Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation.
2017 Jeep Compass Engine Specifications
||1.4 Litre Petrol
||2.0-litre Multijet II Diesel
2017 Jeep Compass Transmission Option
|2.0 Litre TigerShark Petrol
||6-Speed DSG automatic gearbox
|2.0-litre Multijet II Diesel
Apart from the two engine options, the Jeep Compass will be available with an FWD drivetrain system whereas the AWD option will be available on the top of the line model. Jeep will also be offering different traction options which consist of Automatic, Snow, Sand and Earth modes.
2017 Jeep Compass Launch Date and Competition
The 2017 Jeep Compass is expected to be launching in the second half of the year and will be competing against the likes of Hyundai Tucson, upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CRV, Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.