Jeep India has finally launched their much awaited SUV- the Compass in India at a very aggressive price of Rs. 14.95 Lakh. A lot of speculations were being made about the launch price of the Compass and Jeep has surprised everyone by pricing it so aggressively. The pricing has also kick started a lot of emergency boardroom meetings at all competing manufacturers headquarters!
Now the Jeep Brand was laucnched last year in August techincally and with the Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler Unlimited being the first two vehicles. Both the cars were priced incredibly high, thanks to the CBU route which fetches a heavy excise duty. However, at the launch , Kevin Flynn, MD , FCA India mentioned that those were just Halo brand building products and the really mass market product is the Compass.
This brilliant pricing was only made possible because of the local manufacturing unit that was set up at Fiat’s Ranjangaon facility. The hype was so much that the car had received an incredible 5000 bookings even before its launch(Even my Boss booked one!) . The Compass gets three variants in India – Sport, Longitude and Limited and will be available with both Petrol and Diesel motor. Talking about the specs, their are two engine options on offer. For the petrol variant, there is a new 1.4-litre Multi-Air Turbo motor that makes 160 bhp of power and 250 Nm of peak torque, which has been coupled to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DDCT automatic. Powering the Diesel varaints is a 2-litre Multijet oil burner which is good enough for 170 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque and will only come with a 6-speed manual as of now.
The petrol variants will be available in only the 2WD spec while the diesel models will be offered in both 2WD and 4WD configuration. We can expect a fully loaded 4X4 diesel Automatic variant in the near future as well. Stay tuned to the Exhibit Auto for more such news and updates from the Indian Automotive industry and a detailed yet crisp review of the new Jeep Compass!
VARIANT WISE PRICING OF THE JEEP COMPASS
|Sport||Rs 14.95 lakh|
|Limited||Rs 18.70 lakh|
|Limited Option||Rs 19.40 lakh|
|Sport||Rs 15.45 lakh|
|Longitude||Rs 16.45 lakh|
|Longitude Option||Rs 17.35 lakh|
|Limited||Rs 18.45 lakh|
|Limited Option||Rs 18.75 lakh|
|Limited 4×4||Rs 19.35 lakh|
|Limited 4×4 Option AWD||Rs 20.65 lakh|
*all prices are ex-showroom Delhi