Jeep Compass To Unveil On April 12, 2017
Jeep Compass To Unveil On April 12, 2017

Jeep Compass To Unveil On April 12, 2017

FCA India has officially announced that the much-awaited 2017 Jeep Compass SUV will make its official debut in India on April 12. It will be first Jeep product to be locally developed, and will be rolled out from the FCA-Tata joint venture plant in Ranjangaon. Adding to it, the company will also export this model to several right-hand driven nations. As a reminder, Jeep entered into India last year with two of its iconic models – Wrangler Unlimited and Grand Cherokee. Carrying a lofty price tag, both the SUVs cater to the elite class that accounts for a small share in the Indian market.

 In order to target masses, the company will launch its most affordable SUV – Jeep Compass – in the country. Internationally, the Compass replaces the previous model and Patriot models in Jeep’s range of cars. Therefore, the SUV has been developed in both right and left hand wheel drive. The production of the SUV have already commenced at Fiat’s production facility in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra. It was speculated that the SUV will be priced in the range of Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh. However, few media reports suggest that the Compass could be priced as low as Rs 16 lakh; undercutting its closest rival Hyundai Tucson by up to Rs 2 lakh.

The new Compass will be equipped with projector-beam headlamp with LED signature lights, electrically operated liftgate, a panoramic glass roof, etc. The cabin will get a 7.0-litre full color LED instrument cluster, Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple carplay and Android Auto, etc. The new SUV will be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options. The oil burner is likely to be Fiat’s 2.0-litre Multijet II unit paired to either a manual and automatic unit. On the other hand, the petrol model could get a 1.4-litre FIRE MultiAir 2 or a 2.0-litre TigerShark unit. Off-road equipment will be standard on the range topping variants including the four-wheel-drive system.

2017 Jeep Compass India Launch Date

Jeep will unveil the new Compass SUV to press on April 12, 2017. The company is aiming at high-level localisation, hence it is expected that the SUV will go on sale in the middle of this year. While the company hasn’t made official announcement regarding the launch, it is expected that Compass could be launched by August, 2017.

2017 Jeep Compass Price in India

Minimum Rs 20 lakh
Maximum Rs 25 lakh

Commonly known as the C-SUV, Jeep will assemble it locally at Fiat’s Ranjangaon facility in Maharashtra. Heavy localisation would bring down the cost substantially making it the most affordable model in Jeep India’s current line-up. The company is aiming to price this SUV aggressively at Rs 16 lakh while the top-end model could go up to Rs 25 lakh. With this pricing, the Compass will be one of the most affordable SUVs in its league fighting competitors including Hyundai Tucson, Honda CRV and others.

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