It is not even a month since, the American automaker Jeep has made its entry in the Indian market and the automaker is ready with its C-Segment SUV to extend its line-up. Yes, India-bound Jeep Compass has been finally revealed. There were a series of spied images of this Jeep SUV prior to its official release and with this, the Jeep is planning to take on the more affordable SUV segment. Though the styling of Jeep Compass looks quite contemporary and inspired from the larger sibling, it has received a few angular bits like the Renegade, giving it a more rugged appearance.
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The wide-shouldered look, shallow Jeep grille and tapering headlights, all together give Compass a tough look. Just like any other Jeep SUV, the Compass has also received squared off wheel arches and large alloy wheels, giving a hint that this SUV is made to take on any terrain with ease. At rear, the Compass has received horizontally aligned tail-lamps and LED units. In the higher-spec variants the Jeep Compass has received dual-tone exteriors and plenty of chrome fittings, which will be introduced in India later. Some of the features like 8-inch screen, U-Connect infotainment system, automatic climate control and push-button start can be witnessed in the cabin which are also seen in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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Under the hood, it is equipped with a 2.0-litre Fiat Multijet II diesel engine which will deliver a maximum power output of 172.3 hp. The same engine is expected to be seen in the Tata’s Q501 SUV in the future. As, the Jeep Compass will be locally assembled the pricing will be quite competitive to compete against the likes of existing players in the market. Let’s see how after Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, the all-new Compass will perform in the highly sensitive SUV segment of our country. Prices are expected to start from INR 17 lakh and this means, a value for money offering from American automaker.