Jeep will introduce the Compass for the Indian market tomorrow. It will be the carmaker's first locally-made SUV in our country and will be offered in different variants including petrol, diesel and AWD models.
The Compass is the first of the modern Jeeps that will be made in India and also sold abroad. It looks like a mini Cherokee with the traditional vertically slatted grille, flared and squared wheel arches and muscular look. The SUV's cabin is packed with a lot of modern day wizardry. It gets a touch screen system, multi-function steering wheel, automatic gearbox, different driving modes and a leather interior.
This Indian-spec Jeep Compass will be available with the 1.4-litre petrol engine option and a 2.0-litre diesel mill. The transmission options will include a six-speed manual as well as the automatic gearbox. The carmaker is also expected to offer the full-time 4X4 system in some variants.
FCA India began their operations in India last year with the Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee models. Though these cars have not received a tremendous response due to high pricing and limited variants, Jeep will change its marketing strategy with the Compass launch. Making it available at a competitive price and with different variants, we can expect the Compass to be a game-changing product for the automaker.