Upcoming Jeep Compass India Launch in August 2017
Estimated to be priced around 20 lakh – Rs 25 lakh, the 2017 Jeep Compass will become the most affordable SUV from the American automaker in India.
November 17, 2016 – Fiat Chrysler Automobile had introduced the iconic Jeep brand in India in August 2016. While the Wrangler Unlimited and Grand Cherokee were the first Jeep SUVs to arrive, the American automaker has also lined up the Jeep Compass for the Indian market. To be slotted between the former two, the 2017 Jeep Compass will hit our shores in August next year. Recently previewed in Brazil, the SUV will replace the current Compass and the Patriot models in the company’s global lineup.
The Jeep Compass 2017 looks like baby Grand Cherokee. Based on the stretched small-wide platform of the Renegade, the 2017 Compass will be priced quite aggressively. As a matter of fact, this could be one of the most affordable SUVs from Jeep in India that has recently begun its innings in India. If reports are to be believed, the SUV could be priced under Rs 25 lakh.
The SUV looks like a baby Grand Cherokee. Since the 2017 Jeep Compass (Jeep 551 C-SUV) will be launched in several global markets including India, it will have both right & left hand drive versions. While there is nothing official about its engine options as of now, we expect it to come with both petrol and diesel engines.
The petrol engine could be the 2.0-litre Tigershark, the diesel mill might be a 2.0-litre Multijet II motor. Transmission options on offer could be a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic. For the Indian market, the 2017 Jeep Compass (codenamed Jeep 551) will be produced at the company’s Ranjangaon, Maharashtra facility. Also Read: Here’s Everything You Want to Know About Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Upon its launch the 2017 Jeep Compass will be one of the most affordable Jeep products in India. We expect it to be priced between Rs 20 lakh – Rs 25 lakh (ex-showroom). In this price range, the new Jeep SUV will face challenge from the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V and other premium SUVs.
2017 Jeep Compass Exterior & Interior
The new 2017 Jeep Compass shares resemblance with the Grand Cherokee. The SUV has more conventional styling that gives glimpse of the larger sibling; however, there are subtle changes to keep things fresh in the market. Some of its design elements are also borrowed from the Renegade, which make it look more rugged. Based on the American automaker’s new global design language for luxury SUVs, the Compass features a signature horizontal slat grille with a lot of chrome, small projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, big bumper and a contoured engine hood.
The side profile is enhanced by wide-shoulder, squared off wheel arches and large alloy wheels. Towards the rear, the SUV gets horizontally aligned taillamps with LED inserts. The top-end model will get dual-tone exteriors with contrasting black roof and a chrome strip that runs along the sides of the car, and plenty of chrome highlights.
2017 Jeep Compass India Features
A report from AutoHome claims, the upcoming Jeep Compass 2017 will be offered in three trim levels – Sport, Longitude, and Limited. The top-of-the-line variant will get dual exhaust pipes, panoramic sunroof, fog-lamps with chrome enclosures, windows and roof rails with chrome lining and diamond cut alloy wheels among other features. Variant-wise feature list will be revealed upon its unveiling.
2017 Jeep Compass Other Details
– Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
– LED taillamps
– Chrome-Finished twin exhaust pipes
– Roof spoiler
– 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen system
– Keyless entry with start/stop button
– Beats 9-speaker audio system with subwoofer
– Jeep’s 4WD Active Drive Low system
– Automatic climate control
– Leather seats