Jeep is all set to launch its newest offering, the Compass, in India soon. The Compass is the first Jeep product to be locally assembled, production of which commenced earlier this month. We have driven the new Compass and you can read about it over here. Ahead of its Indian debut, the brochure of the Compass has surfaced online which gives out information of the variants and colour options of the upcoming SUV.
Looking at the leaked brochure we now know that the Compass will be available in five trims – Sport, Longitude, Limited, Longitude (O) and Limited (O). The Longitude and the Longitude (O) variant will only get the diesel engine option, whereas the other variants will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options.
The Sport is the entry-level variant which will get 16-inch steel wheels, five-inch touchscreen infotainment system, halogen headlamps, front airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), traction control, ABS and EBD, all four disc brakes, electric parking brake, electric ORVMs and all-black interiors.
The Longitude will get an upgrade of 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, push start/stop button, rear parking sensors and black/beige interiors. In addition to all these, the Longitude (O) gets a seven-inch infotainment set-up with smartphone connectivity, dual zone climate control and roof rails. It also replaces the halogen headlamps with the projector ones.
The Limited trim of the Compass will sport LED treatment on the tail lights, rear camera, scuff plates on the door and leather upholstery with ‘ski-grey’ treatment inside the cabin. In the AWD variant, the SUV will carry the Jeep’s Active Drive system as an optional fitment. It will get the Selec-Terrain Traction management system that includes Sand, Mud and Rock mode. It will further have the front side and curtain airbags as well. Add to it HID headlamps and dual-tone paint scheme and gloss black roof in the fully loaded Limited (O) trim.
The American SUV will be available in five colour options - Vocal White, Brilliant Black, Minimal Grey, Hydro Blue and Exotica Red.
The Compass in India will have two engine options – the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and the 2.0-litre turbodiesel. The Multi-air four-cylinder petrol engine develops over 160bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. The 2.0-litre diesel is also an inline-four cylinder engine and develops over 170bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. The manual transmission is a six-speed synchromesh unit while the automatic transmission is a seven-speed dual dry-clutch unit.
The Jeep Compass is expected to be a budget car from the American carmaker and is expected to be priced between Rs 20-25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Upon its launch, it will go up against the Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V and the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq amongst the premium SUVs in India.