The renowned auto maker of America, Jeep’s compact SUV – the Compass is being eagerly awaited in India. It is worth- mentioning that the right hand drive Compass is the first SUV of the company, which will be manufactured in India.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is scheduled to hold a press conference on April 12, and it is being said that the company can share important information about the new SUV Compass in this conference. Apart from India, auto maker company Jeep will make this SUV in China, Brazil and Mexico also. The company plans to sell the Compass SUV in 100 countries across the world.
This car will be available in right- handed version in India, whereas in other countries this car will be offered with left- hand- drive version. This car has also been spotted in many places during testing in India. This car can be launched in India by the middle of this year i.e. till June.
The international model of the Compass was unveiled last September. In the international market, the Jeep Compass has been given the options of 17 powertrain, while in India this SUV can be offered in 1.4- liter petrol engine and 2.0- liter diesel engine. Both engines will be equipped with a 6- speed manual gearbox. At the same time, there will be also an option of 9- speed automatic transmission.
In terms of features, the Jeep Compass SUV will come equipped with projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail-lamps, 8.4- inch touchscreen system, a 3.5 / 7- inch LED driver information display (DID) and more than 70 active – passive safety features.
In the car market, the Jeep Compass SUV will compete directly with the Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V. In India, the expected price the Jeep Compass will range from Rs 18 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.