After much wait, Jeep Compass is finally set to be launched in India on 31 July. Bookings for the vehicle began in June at a token amount of Rs 50,000 and reports indicate that it had received over 1,000 bookings for the vehicle in just three days. The vehicle will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Ranjangaon, Pune. Along with the Indian market, the facility will cater to the demands of all the right-hand-drive (RHD) markets including – Australia, UK and Japan.
In India, the Jeep Compass will be available in petrol as well as diesel engine options. The petrol variant will be powered by a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which generates 160bhp of power and 260Nm of torque. The diesel version, on the other hand, gets a 2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates over 170bhp of power and 350Nm of peak torque. The vehicle will be available in six-speed manual and optional seven-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle is also available with a 4x4 option.
Jeep claims that the Compass is offered with more than 50 safety and security features. The equipment list includes frequency selective damping (FSD), electronic stability control (ESC), ABS with EBD, electric parking brake (EPB), dynamic steering torque, hill start assist, adaptive brake lights and panic brake assist as a standard across the range. Moreover, the vehicle gets front airbags as standard, while the top spec limited variant will get six airbags with dual-stage passenger airbags.
Once it's launched, the vehicle will reach dealerships by the third quarter this year and although the pricing aspect has not been revealed for now, we believe it might be priced between Rs 15 - Rs 18 lakh (e-showroom Delhi). The vehicle will be available in five colour options - minimal grey, exotica red, hydro blue, vocal white and hip hop black.