Jeep India is set to expand its model range in the country with the launch of the all new Compass. The upcoming entry-level SUV has been spied several times on Indian roads and is speculated to be launched in June 2017. Dealers have already started accepting bookings at a token amount of Rs 50,000. The Jeep Compass will be the first model to be locally manufactured in India at the company's plant in Pune and the first car was rolled off the production line this month.
Under the bonnet, the SUV will get a 1.4 litre Multiair petrol engine and a 2.0 litre diesel engine. The petrol engine will generate 160 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque and will be paired to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The diesel unit will produce 172 hp of power and 350 Nm of torque and will get a 6-speed manual transmission. Variants of the Compass have been revealed ahead of its launch by Team-BHP.com. The SUV will be available in three trims - Sport, Longitude and Limited.
Jeep Compass Sport
Jeep Compass Sport will get two engine option - petrol and diesel units paired to a 6-speed manual transmission only. In terms of equipment, the Sport variant will feature all black interior theme and a 5.0-inch infotainment system with U-Connect high-resolution display that consists of entertainment, communication, navigation and convenience features.
The exterior of the Compass Sport will boast of 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlamps and power adjustable and retractable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors). The safety package will consist of dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), stability and traction control as well as disc brakes at both ends.
Jeep Compass Longitude and Longitude (O)
The Compass Longitude will be available in two grades, namely, the Longitude and the Longitude (O) and will be powered by a 2.0 litre diesel unit. The Longitude will get all features of the Sport along with front fog lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, rear parking sensors and dual tone cabin.
The Longitude (O) or the option variant will receive a bigger 7-inch infotainment system with U-Connect and will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It will also get dual-zone climate control, projector headlamps, as well as rear parcel tray.
Jeep Compass Limited and Limited (O)
Similar to the Longitude, the Jeep Compass Limited also gets an optional variant. The Limited and (O) are the top of the line trims and will be powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. In terms of features, the Limited will boast of features additional to the above-mentioned variants such as grey leather upholstery, LED tail lamps, rear camera, door sills, SelecTerrain 4WD (Four-wheel drive) system. It also gets additional airbags - dual front, side and curtain. The Limited (O), on the other hand, features HID headlamps and a contrast black roof.
All the variants will be available with a choice of five colours - Vocal White, Brilliant Black, Minimal Grey, Hydro Blue and Exotic Red. The Jeep Compass is expected to be priced between Rs 18 lakh and 25 lakh, ex-showroom and will rival the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and the Ford Endeavour in the segment.
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