It’s an open secret that the all-new Compass has worked wonders for Jeep here in the Indian market. So much so that the brand has sold over 10,000 units of the car since its launch in late July.
The locally made (and exported) Jeep Compass is doing well in all the big cities across the country. Interestingly, Jeep has shipped the first batch of 600 units to Japan and Australia in October this year. The car is already on sale in Japan.
The Compass was launched on July 31 in India. It is available in three trim levels – Sport, Longitude and Limited. As for the drivetrain, there’s a 2.0-litre turbo diesel and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine options, with 4x4 and 4x2 derivatives available in the range. The petrol-powered model can also be had with an automatic gearbox.
Jeep launched the Compass with fairly competitive prices, however, come January 1, the prices will be hiked by 2 to 4 per cent except for the entry-level petrol variant which will be maintained at Rs 15.16 lakhs, ex-showroom. The car will continue to compete against a variety of models ranging from Hyundai Creta to Mahindra XUV500.