2017 Jeep Compass launched in India- Full Details & News Timeline
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
2017 Jeep Compass – News Timelie
-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.
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.
|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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