Jeep India confirmed the debut of the anticipated SUV – Jeep Compass in India and will be available from April 12, 2017. This will be the first locally assembled Jeep model at Fiat’s plant in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra.
The all new model replaces outgoing Compass and Patriot SUVs completely and will prove to be a flagship model for India. You may ask, why? Simply because it is made in India and will be manufactured for local and export markets, good news now, isn’t it! And if the make in India plan is successful, the American SUV manufacturer may launch more models which is a good thing for Indian market. The car has been spotted several times testing in India, a great chance to know about it before official launch.
Technical terms alert! The 2017 Jeep Compass is in the mid rage of the entry level Renegade and the bigger Cherokee SUV. The model which will include a petrol, a diesel, an automatic and a 4×4 drivetrain variants. Despite the secrecy from the side of Jeep about engine specs, it is believed that it will come with a 2.0-litre Multi-jet diesel engine and a 1.4-litre Multi-air petrol engine which could come paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission option and giving 170hp and 350Nm of torque. The engine uses a turbocharger and has electro-hydraulic solenoids between the camshaft and the valve to achieve precise variable timing which will help the engine claim more power and efficiency than a regular variable valve timing engine. It is also said that globally there will be 17 powertrain options available on the new Jeep Compass, so definitely there won’t be a dearth for choices
And if you didn’t understand from all the jargons mentioned about or you’re simply not into technical terms, here’s your part. The new SUV seems to be pretty good and we are expecting a lot from the mid-range sports vehicle costing between Rs. 20 lakhs to 30 lakhs. The Jeep Compass 2017 will be a tough competitor with other models like the Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the Chevrolet Trailblazer. So which one would you like to buy, it’s pretty darn tough to choose, innit?