COMING SOON! Most Affordable Jeep SUV!

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FCA India is all set to launch the Jeep Compass in the coming months. The upcoming SUV will be Jeep’s most affordable (relatively) offering the market. For now, the Hyundai Tucson will be its direct rival. However, the Compass is slightly smaller than the Tucson. Expect prices to start at around Rs. 20 lakh (ex-showroom). Top end variants could easily cross 30 lakh on road. The made in India Jeep Compass made its debut on April 12. Jeep Compass India launch will take place in Q3, 2017. Read on to know more about upcoming Jeep Compass India launch, price, specifications and other details.

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By the time the launch of the Compass takes place, Jeep’s dealer network would spread to more cities hopefully. Currently, Jeep has only eight dealerships across India. If not, then much like Fiat, a weak sales network and dodgy after sales support could turn out to be Jeep’s undoing in India. That is assuming the prices are competitive.

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Jeep Compass India Launch Date

Model Name Expected Launch Date
2017 Jeep Compass August 2017

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While Jeep India is yet to set an official launch date for the Compass, they have stated the SUV will be launched in the third quarter of 2017. We’re expecting the launch of the Jeep Compass to take place in August 2017. As we mentioned earlier, the made in India Compass made its debut on Indian soil on April 12.

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Jeep Compass Price in India

Model Name Estimated Ex-showroom Price
Jeep Compass Base Model Rs. 20 lakh
Jeep Compass Top Model Rs. 29 lakh

Since the Compass will be manufactured locally, the price should be competitive. However, based on the premium pricing of existing Jeep products in India, FCA might price it slightly above it competitors. Prices could start at around Rs. 20 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base petrol manual variant. The top end diesel variants with automatic transmission and 4×4 could cost more than 30 lakhs on road.

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Jeep Compass India Specifications

Diesel Petrol
Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 L Multijet II Diesel 1.4 L Turbocharged Petrol
Power (estimated) 170 bhp 160 bhp
Torque (estimated) 350 Nm 250 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed Manual 6-speed Manula/7-speed Automatic
Mileage (estimated) 17-18 KMPL 12-13 KMPL

For India, the Compass is likely to get one petrol and one diesel engine option. The diesel will be a 2.0 L Multijet II engine good for around 170 BHP. It will come with only a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine will be a 1.4 L unit that makes around 160 BHP. Much like the Compass on sale in China, the 1.4 L Petrol variant will feature 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic gearboxes. 4×4 will be offered as an option.

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Jeep Compass India Mileage

  Diesel Petrol
Mileage (estimated) 17-18 KMPL 12-13 KMPL

Expect ARAI certified fuel efficiency figures of the Jeep Compass to hover around 17-18 KMPL for the diesel and 12-13 KMPL for the petrol.

Jeep Compass India – Dimensions

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

In terms of dimensions, the Compass is smaller than the Hyundai Tucson.

Jeep Compass India – Features

  • HID Xenon headlamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Tail lamps with LED detailing
  • 17 inch alloy wheels
  • Touchscreen AVN
  • Dual zone Auto aircon
  • SelecTerrain AWD system
  • Electrically adjustable and folding ORVMs
  • Keyless entry and push button start
  • Dual front airbags and ABS as standard fitment

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These are just some of the features the upcoming Jeep SUV is expected to offer. The final list of features will be available closer to its official launch.

Jeep Compass India – Exterior Design

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The upcoming Jeep Compass looks like a scaled-down version of the Grand Cherokee and that is no bad thing. The nose features Jeep’s trademark 7 slat grille. Another signature Jeep design trait are the squared off wheel arches. There is also chrome lining around the window area that stretches all the way along the rear windshield. At the back, there are split tail lamps. Top end variants are likely to get LED detailing. The appearance of the Jeep Compass should appeal to Indian buyers.

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Jeep Compass India – Interior Design

The interior design of the Compass, much like the exterior, is similar to current Jeep products. While we can’t comment on the quality levels yet, the design sure seems appealing. For India, Jeep might offer the cabin finished in black and beige. Top of the line variants of the Compass should be feature packed. In terms of space, the Compass will offer seating for five. There is a 410 litre boot on offer.

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Jeep Compass India Engine and Transmission Options

The Compass will be offered with petrol and diesel engine options. Only the petrol Compass gets manual and automatic transmission options. Powering the diesel variants will be a 2.0 L unit making around 170 BHP and 350 Nm. While the Jeep Compass petrol will receive a 1.4 L engine good for around 160 BHP and 250 Nm. Automatic transmission for the petrol model will be a 7-speed. Both petrol and diesel models will get a 6-speed manual transmission option as standard.

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the upcoming Jeep Compass India launch, price, specifications and other details. Do you think the Jeep Compass will be successful in India? Do let us know via the comments section below.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. The success of jeep compass in India will depend on its long life & reliability and less maintenance cost, high ground clearance to take care of potholes & bumpers of Indian roads and also on its looks & appeal.Smaller size will also be a big plus because of the conjusted road in India at many places.

  2. Being a Ex-Jeep owner, I can Proudly say that Jeep Compass would be a run-away success from Day-001.
    Also the affordability of Indian Consumers for a Global Iconic Brand is where Jeep has overtaken All-of-the-Rivals!
    In this current Financial low down time JEEP COMPASS (JC) would drive all other Rivals from Technical , Financial and Logistical angle.

  3. Having an experience in Dubai, with regards to maintenance cost it is too high for Jeep SUV. No idea how it works in India? Mileage also is a concern for Indians.

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