2017 Jeep Compass launched in India- Full Details & News Timeline

New Jeep Compass India rear side

The 2017 Jeep Compass has been launched in India for a price starting from Rs. 14.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi. The car is available in both petrol and diesel trims, with 4×4 avaialbe in top variants.

Starting Price Rs. 14.95 lakhs
Launch in India 31/07/2017
Engine Petrol and Diesel
Maximum Power 173 PS

Competition: Hyundai Tucson

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2017 Jeep Compass – News Timelie

Now launched

-The Jeep Compass might be priced near Rs. 16 lakhs

-Prior to its launch in India, the Jeep Compass’ brochure has been leaked online. It gives us a good idea of the variants, features and colours.

-The new Jeep Compass has been spied testing in India. The India-bound car looks like it will nearly identical to the international variant but expect some amount of chrome being added on. Production will take place at Fiat-Tata’s JV plant at Ranjangaon, Pune.

-India-bound 2017 Jeep compass has been unveiled in Brazil and the car is priced starting form BRL  99,990 (Rs. 20.29 lakhs).

-The 2017 Jeep C-SUV has been spied undisguised in Brazil ahead of its Sao Paulo Motor show debut.  It will replace the existing Compass & patriot SUVs in Jeep’s line-up. Official name hasn’t been revealed yet and among the mix of Compass, Patriot and Compatriot, Compass is our best bet (CMP reg. plate & vague branding on side).

-New Jeep Compass will be produced in Brazil and India, catering sales across America, Europe and Asia. Localisation will ensure affordability in price sensitive markets like India.

2017 Jeep Compass  In short

  • ‘Cherokee’ inspired design
  • Simple interior
  • Highly competitive prices

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Variants Sport, Latitude, Limited
Colours  Vocal White, Hydo Blue, Minimal Grey, Exotic Red, Brilliant black
Mileage diesel 4×2 16.3 kmpl
Mileage diesel 4×4 17.1 kmpl


2017 Jeep Compass Design, Variants & Features

Exterior and variants

In terms of design, the car looks like a smaller Grand Cherokee. Typical ‘Jeep’ vertical slat grille can be seen positioned between sleek projector headlamps. Its foglamp housing reminds us of newer Range Rover cars. The bonnet is muscular and chrome is extensively used on the sides. Rear gets wraparound taillamps, chrome-finished twin exhaust pipes and a roof spoiler

The new Jeep compass is based on a bigger version of the Small wide platform seen on their Renegade.

Overall we feel that the engineers have done a very good job on this particular model. It is typically Jeep but is modest enough to be within the limits of the segment.

Length 4447mm
Width 1813mm
Height 1651mm
Wheelbase 2634mm
Ground Clearance 205mm
Turning Radius 452mm

The new Compass will be avaialble in 5 variants in India- Sport, Longitude, Longitude (O), Limited and Limited (O). Based on the variant, features like HID headlamps, 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, front & rear fog lamps, black roof rails, dual-tone colours and modre will be made avaialbe on the exterior.


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


On its inside the Jeep Compass 2017 gets ‘Cherokee’ inspired minimal design. It will follow a premium gloss black- matte silver scheme and gets a large 8.4 inch (global model) UConnect touchscreen system flanked by vertical air con vents on either side. A TFT instrument cluster,  keyless entry and Beats 9-speaker audio system with subwoofer are also part of the package.

In India, top models get a 7″ U Connect infottainment system as well as Ski Grey interior.

Safety features like front airbags, ABS with EBD, front side and curtain airbags, rear parking sensors electronic stability control (ESC), traction control and 4 disc brakes are provided. Overall, there are ‘benchmark-setting’ 50 active and passive safety & security features along with lots of connectivity equipment

2017 Jeep Compass Engine

The Jeep Compass will be avaialble with both petrol and dieselo engine options. The diesel variants will be powered by a 2.0-litre MultiJet II motor delivering 168bhp and 350Nm, while the petrol ones come with a 1.4-litre MultiAir turbocharged engine producing 160bhp and 200Nm. The engine are mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic (initially for diesel only) gearbox, sinding power to either front or all four wheels. The 4×4 is only avaialble in top-spec models.

Global markets get a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated unit as well. Transmission options there include 9 speed automatic or a 6 speed manual sending power to all four wheels by Jeep’s 4WD Active Drive Low system.

Globally 17 different engine and gearbox combinations would be made available.

2017 Jeep Compass  price

With above 90% localisation in placewe expected prices to be low, but nothing this mouth watering.

Variant Ex-showroom Price
Jeep Compass 1.4 Petrol Sport MT INR 14.95 Lakhs
Jeep Compass 1.4 Petrol Limited AT INR 18.70 Lakhs
Jeep Compass 1.4 Petrol Limited Option AT INR 19.40 Lakhs
Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Sport MT INR 15.45 Lakhs
Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Longitude MT INR 16.45 Lakhs
Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Longitude Option MT INR 17.25 Lakhs
Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Limited MT INR 18.05 Lakhs
Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Limited Option MT INR 18.75 Lakhs
Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Limited 4×4 MT INR 19.95 Lakhs
Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Limited 4×4 Option MT INR 20.65 Lakhs

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