The wait is over and Jeep brand launches its Made in India SUV in India. Jeep dealerships are fully geared up as Jeep Compass launches in India today at an unbelievable price tag of Rs. 14.95 lakh INR. Deliveries of the vehicle will begin nationwide on August 6, 2017. The pricing of Jeep Compass ticks the D-Segment (Corolla, Octavia, Passat, Jetta, Elantra) sedan pricing in India. It’s a serious worry for Hyundai Creta, Tata Hexa, and Renault Captur.
Powertrains and Transmissions
Customers can choose from two powertrain options – the 173 PS, 350 Nm, 2.0-litre MultiJet Turbo Diesel and the 162 PS, 250 Nm, 1.4-Multi-Air Turbo Petrol. The Diesel variant is being offered with the 6-speed manual transmission while the Petrol comes with both options, the 6-speed manual as well as the 7-speed DDCT (Dry Dual Clutch Technology) or Automatic Transmission
The Jeep Compass Package
The Jeep Compass range is available to Indian customers in three premium trims – Sport, Longitude and Limited (top of the line), and in a combination of ten variants. The Sport and Longitude trims are available in two-wheel drive (4×2) only while the top of the line trim, Limited comes with choice of 4×2 as well as four-wheel drive (4×4) options. The Limited is equipped with Jeep’s legendary Jeep Active Drive with Selec Terrain Traction Management System that lets the driver chose from four terrain modes – Auto, Mud, Sand, and Snow.
Jeep Compass Suspension Technology
Frequency Sensitive Damping (FSD), a suspension damping technology inside the strut normally utilized in performance or race cars, is used in the Jeep Compass to provide the most optimum ride despite the road conditions. FSD has been extensively tested for Indian road conditions and has proven to offer a ride that is by far the best in comparison to many other SUVs in the market, not necessarily in the same segment.
The Jeep Compass will be retailed out of 50 Jeep Dealerships and Fiat dealerships, across 47 cities and further expand to 60 outlets by the end of this calendar year.
The company has now introduced its Global service and customer care brand Mopar in India. All 48 FCA authorized workshops across 48 Indian cities are now Mopar-branded and technicians are specially trained as per global standards and diagnostic techniques to attend to all service-related issues should they arise.
What is MOPAR?
Mopar, an 80-year old North American after-sales, and customer service brand will be managing services related to vehicle insurance, extended warranty, annual maintenance packages, Jeep Express Lane service, battery program, and tire replacement program, right across India, under the Mopar Vehicle Protection plan.