Jeep Compass SUV India Unveil: Highlights -
Jeep Compass SUV India Unveil: Highlights
Posted 12 Apr 2017 02:56 PM


Jeep Compass, set to be the carmaker's most affordable car in India, made its debut in the country today. Jeep India will launch the Compass SUV in India in the third quarter of this year - some time between July and August 2017. The upcoming SUV is based on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group's small wide 4x4 architecture and is offered with a total of 17 powertrain options across international markets. It must be noted that Fiat India's Ranjangaon facility will serve as both the SUV's domestic production hub and exclusive export hub for all its right-hand-drive (RHD) markets across the globe. Thanks to its local production along with other factors, the latest Jeep SUV in India is expected to drive volumes for the carmaker that arrived here only last year with the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited in tow.

On to the Jeep Compass's design: the SUV comes sporting a wide stance that is complemented by its seven-slot grille, traditional clamshell hood with a centre bulge, and muscular fenders. It is offered with two engine options - a 1.4-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel whereas choices for transmission include a six-speed manual and a dual dry-clutch seven-speed automatic. And in case you were wondering, we expect the Jeep Compass' price in India to range between Rs. 20 lakh - Rs. 25 lakh.

Apr 12, 2017, 12:04 PM
Jeep Compass unveiled in India. Specs, pictures, and expected price here.

Apr 12, 2017, 12:00 PM
Jeep Compass at Fiat India's Ranjangoan plant

Apr 12, 2017, 11:52 AM
India, say hello to the Jeep Compass SUV

Apr 12, 2017, 11:50 AM
The cover finally comes off.

Apr 12, 2017, 11:50 AM
The Jeep Compass' production in India will also start in June

Apr 12, 2017, 11:49 AM
Media drives for the Jeep Compass SUV in India will be organised in June. It will then be followed by its launch.

Apr 12, 2017, 11:43 AM
This is how Jeep achieved weight reduction for the Compass

Apr 12, 2017, 11:37 AM
It also promises to offer user-friendly technology

Apr 12, 2017, 11:36 AM
Jeep Compass Safety Features
The Compass gets over 50 features for safety and security

Apr 12, 2017, 11:35 AM
Fun fact: The Jeep Compass SUV underwent 25.7 million km of on-road and off-road testing

Apr 12, 2017, 11:31 AM
Jeep Compass Engine Options
Jeep will offer the Compass SUV in India with a 1.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel

Apr 12, 2017, 11:28 AM
It gets four driving modes: Auto, Snow, Mud, and Sand

Apr 12, 2017, 11:27 AM
This means the Jeep Compass's ground clearance is less than that of the Renault Kwid (180 mm).

Apr 12, 2017, 11:26 AM
Length: 4,398 mm
Width: 1,819 mm
Height:1,667 mm
Wheelbase: 2,636 mm
Ground clearance: 178 mm

Apr 12, 2017, 11:24 AM
Jeep Compass Dimensions

Apr 12, 2017, 11:20 AM
From what we can see in the images, the Jeep Compass' cabin seems to offer ample space.

Apr 12, 2017, 11:19 AM

Apr 12, 2017, 11:17 AM
The carmaker says the Compass' exterior and interior design takes inspiration from the Cherokee.

Apr 12, 2017, 11:15 AM

Apr 12, 2017, 11:14 AM
Taillamp Design
The company says Jeep Compass' taillamp design is inspired by the Iron Man.

Apr 12, 2017, 11:13 AM
Headlamp Design

Apr 12, 2017, 11:12 AM
Jeep Compass Off-Road Capability

Apr 12, 2017, 11:11 AM
Jeep Compass Design Signature

Apr 12, 2017, 11:09 AM
Jeep Compass' Design Evolution

Apr 12, 2017, 11:08 AM
Bill Zheng, Chief Designer, FCA Asia Pacific, arrives on stage to talk about the Jeep DNA.

Apr 12, 2017, 11:04 AM
Just so you know, the Jeep Compass to be showcased today is the pre-production model.

Apr 12, 2017, 11:03 AM
The company invested $280 million in its Ranjangaon facility for the production of the Compass SUV.

Apr 12, 2017, 11:00 AM
He talks about how people are willing to book the Compass but the company hasn't opened order books for the car yet.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:58 AM
Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director of India Operations at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, takes the stage.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:55 AM
Jeep Compass India Launch Details
The company has announced that the Jeep Compass India launch is scheduled for the third quarter.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:53 AM
The Jeep Compass India unveil is finally underway

Apr 12, 2017, 10:49 AM
As far as driveline options go, the Jeep Compass SUV will most likely be offered in both 4x2 and 4x4 options.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:42 AM
Jeep Compass' India launch is scheduled for later this year.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:42 AM
We must clarify that the Jeep Compass SUV will only be unveiled in India today.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:39 AM
Transmission options will include a manual and a nine-speed automatic in all likelihood.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:32 AM
However, the SUV is expected to be offered with a choice of two engine options in India: a 1.4-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:31 AM
Jeep India is yet to reveal the engine options for the Compass here.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:19 AM
In fact, the car was spotted on a test run in India for the first time in December last year. It has been caught on camera at least once more since then.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:13 AM
The newest iteration of the Compass model series was revealed to the world in Brazil last year.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:12 AM
The 2017 Compass will replace the old model and the Patriot SUV in Jeep's global line-up.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:08 AM
It may be interesting to note that the made-in-India Jeep Compass will also be exported to all right-hand drive (RHD) markets across the world.

Apr 12, 2017, 10:05 AM
The SUV will be manufactured at Fiat India's Ranjangaon facility

Apr 12, 2017, 09:54 AM
Fun fact: Jeep offers the Compass SUV with a total of 17 powertrain options across the world

Apr 12, 2017, 09:53 AM
The Compass is built on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group's small wide 4x4 architecture.

Apr 12, 2017, 09:43 AM
The SUV will take its place as the most affordable car in Jeep India's line-up.

Apr 12, 2017, 09:38 AM
Jeep forayed into India only last year in August with the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited. The carmaker is now ready to introduce the all-new Compass in India today.

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