Jeep Compass To Be Launched In 2017

Last Updated On: September 20, 2016
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At the time of Jeep debut in India, the Managing Director of FCA India, Kevin Flynn told to media houses that the company will bring its C-SUV and now we have confirmed time period of the launch. FCA has invested a sum of $280 million on the Tata-FCA JV’s Ranjangaon plant to manufacture its upcoming SUV. This Tata’s plant will also be the hub of the Jeep Compass RHD, which will be exported to other markets which include Australia, UK, etc. The local assembly of Jeep Compass will help the recently established brand to offer competitive pricing in the market.

Jeep Compass
Jeep Compass

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If we look closely on the pictures of India-bound SUV, it looks quite similar to Jeep Rengade and borrows its design cues from Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is expected that the official images of Jeep Compass will be out on digital space in some time. The front-end is finished with characteristic Jeep grille flanked by small projector headlamps with LED DRLs, Grand Cherokee-inspired bumper design and a contoured engine hood. The top end ‘Limited’ grade will offer a dual-tone exterior color option with chrome finish window embellishers. The SUV will ride on bright alloy rims borrowed from the Renegade and lettering on front doors confirm the name “Compass”.

Jeep Compass
Compass Rear

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At back, the SUV features wraparound LED taillamps and a rear spoiler that gives the SUV a sporty touch in an effective manner. Under the hood, the Jeep Compass is likely to feature a 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine paired to either a 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic gearbox. It is not clear if the company will also offer an AWD system but, we expect that top end variant might get it. Let’s see how Jeep expand its reach in the country with its lineup, as the SUV segment is quite competitive currently and taking lead is not an easy job for any brand.

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