Jeep Compass: Everything you need to know

first_imgJeep India has big plans with the Compass SUV in India, as the company is building the compact SUV at Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant near Pune. With the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee SRT in its line-up, Jeep is leaving no stones unturned for the grand launch of the Compass SUV in India.With the Wrangler costing around Rs 56 lakh and the Grand Cherokee siblings costing in the range of Rs 1 crore, the Made-in-India Jeep Compass will surely and definitely be a product to beat in the premium compact SUV segment, which has the Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V as its biggest rivals.2017 Jeep CompassSo, what does the Made-in-India Jeep Compass have that its competition won’t be happy to see? We tell you everything that you need to know about the upcoming Jeep Compass compact SUV.Engine:The Jeep Compass is available in both petrol and diesel guise internationally. The diesel in question is a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine which comes from Fiat’s MultiJet series. In the Compass, it churns out 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. Jeep claims that the Compass in this spec can sprint to 100kmph in just 10 seconds and can keep going until it touches 194kmph. We also expect Jeep to offer this same engine here in India.2017 Jeep CompassAn AWD version is also expected to be offered in this spec and gearbox options will include a 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic. Details of the petrol engine are yet to be revealed but we believe that it is going to be the 1.6-litre unit.advertisementDesign:Look at it from any angle and it is unmistakably a smaller Grand Cherokee. It offers the seven slat grille which has become the identity of this American brand. The sleek pair of headlamps flanking the grille come with LED daytime running lamps. The fog lamps sit on the bumper which also has a dual tone effect to it.  In profile it is clear that the Compass has proper SUV intentions. The big wheel arches house the 18in alloys and the claddings give it that tough look.2017 Jeep CompassVariants:Jeep is offering the Compass in four variants which include the entry level Sport followed by the Limited. Then comes the Longitude and finally one can have the top of the line Trailhawk. The Trailhawk though will come with even more features which include a dual-tone paint treatment.Boot Space:The boot on the other hand offers 410 litres of cargo space which can be enhanced to a rather large 1,191 litres by folding the seats down.2017 Jeep CompassCompetition:The upcoming Jeep Compass will take on the Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V in India.  Price:We expect the Jeep Compass range to start from the Rs 20 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)- Rs 30 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).ALSO READ:Jeep Compass revealed in India: See full specs and pictures hereALSO READ:Fiat to unveil Made-in-India Jeep Compass in India on April 12last_img read more

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