Made in India Jeep Compass Unveiled


FCA brought the Jeep brand to India in August 2016. With prices of the fully imported Wrangler and Grand Cherokee starting at around 56 lakhs, it isn’t accessible to most car buyers. However, all that is set to change with the launch of the 2017 Jeep Compass in India. Manufactured locally, the Jeep Compass will be launched in the third quarter of 2017. Jeep India officially unveiled the made in India Compass on April 12. Prices of the upcoming Jeep SUV are likely to start at around Rs. 20 lakh (ex-showroom). You can read all about the upcoming 2017 Jeep Compass India launch details here. We have also managed to get our hands on a couple of spy shots of the upcoming model.

2017 jeep compass india

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2017 Jeep Compass India Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) September 2017

Jeep will launch the Compass in India sometime in the third quarter of 2017. We expect the SUV to arrive in showrooms by September 2017. FCA has been testing the Compass extensively in India, as evident by the number of spy pictures that have surfaced online. FCA officially unveiled the Jeep Compass SUV in India on April 12, 2017.

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2017 Jeep Compass Price in India

Minimum Price Rs. 20.00 lakh
Maximum Price Rs. 27.00 lakh

The upcoming Jeep Compass will be available in both petrol and diesel variants with two wheel drive and four wheel drive options. Thanks to heavy localisation, the Jeep Compass could have a starting price of around Rs. 20 lakh. Top end diesel 4×4 variants could cost almost 25 lakhs. Jeep recently launched the Compass in the USA. Prices start at $ 20,995 (Rs. 14,03,621). Like its other products currently on sale in India, Jeep might price the Compass above its major rivals such as the Hyundai Tucson.

Also See – Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee Off Road Review

2017 Jeep Compass Official Images

2017 Jeep Compass India Specifications

Diesel Petrol
Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 L Multijet II Diesel 1.4 L Petrol
Power (estimated) 170 bhp 160 HP
Torque (estimated) 350 Nm 250 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed Manual/9-speed Automatic 6-speed manual/7-speed automatic
Mileage (estimated) 15-18 KMPL 11-12 KMPL

Diesel variants of the Jeep Compass will receive a 2.0 L Multijet II unit. Power and torque output will be around 170 HP and 350 Nm respectively. As for the petrol variants, a 1.4 L Turbocharged engine will power the SUV. However, in international markets, there is a 2.4 L Petrol that powers the Jeep Compass. We will have confirmation regarding its engine lineup as we near the launch date. There will be no diesel automatic variant on offer.

Jeep Compass India Spy Video

2017 Jeep Compass India Features

Jeep will offer the Compass in India with their Selec-Terrain off road system.

  • Projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • LED Tail lights
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome window applique
  • Dual tone paint scheme
  • Touchscreen AVN
  • Dual Zone Climate control
  • 6 airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • TFT Screen that can be configured to show instrument console
  • High res MID
  • Jeep Selec-Terrain system

2017 Jeep Compass India Dimensions

Length 4420 mm
Width 1820 mm
Height 1650 mm
Wheelbase 2640 mm
Boot Space 410 litres

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2017 Jeep Compass India Review – Exterior Design

The styling of the Jeep Compass borrows heavily from its elder sibling, the Grand Cherokee. It gets Jeep’s signature 7 slat grille. The headlamps feature LED DRLs and projector units, at least on the top end trims. The side profile of the Jeep Compass is characterised by squared off wheel arches and a thick C-pillar. There is a chrome strip that runs along the window line and wraps around the rear windshield.

2017 jeep compass india front angle

At the back, there are split LED tail lamps along with a dual tone bumper and a skid plate. The top end Limited variant of the Jeep Compass could feature a blacked out roof, roof rails and rear roof spoiler. Jeep SUVs are known for the off road capabilities and the Jeep Compass certainly looks the part.

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2017 Jeep Compass India Review – Interior Design

Much like the exteriors, the interiors of the Jeep Compass borrow heavily from existing Jeep models. The steering wheel is quite similar to the Renegade while the centre console bears some resemblance to the Grand Cherokee’s. Top end variants will feature a touchscreen infotainment system. The Jeep Compass offers seating for five occupants. Expect the cabin of the Jeep Compass to be finished in a combination of light and dark materials.

2017 jeep compass india interiors

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the upcoming 2017 Jeep Compass India launch and price details. Also, do you think the Jeep Compass will be a success in India? Do let us know via the comments section below.

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