The Jeep Compass made for India has finally been shown to the public. On the Indian market, this SUV will compete with cars like the Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson. Jeep has decided to make the Compass in India, which will help them keep the price low. Around June 2017, the Jeep Compass will start to be made at the Fiat Plant in Pune, and not long after that, it will be put on sale.
The Compass will be sold in India with a 2-liter diesel engine that can make more than 170PS of power and 350Nm of torque. And a 1.4-liter Multiair petrol engine with a turbocharger that makes 162PS of power and 250Nm of torque. Both of these workhorses will come with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission with 7 speeds.
Front-wheel drive will be the base model of the Jeep Compass. There is also an option for a more complicated 4×4 drivetrain. This option will also come with the Jeep’s “Selec-Terrain” system, which lets the driver choose between “Auto,” “Snow,” “Sand,” and “Mud” settings for off-roading. But keep in mind that you can only get the 4X4 option with a manual transmission. Safety has not been sacrificed in order to save money, as the Compass comes with dual front airbags (six airbags in the 44 trim), ABS, EBD, Hill start assist, and many other features as standard.
The compact SUV looks a lot like the Grand Cherokee from the outside. It has a classic Jeep grille, projector headlights with Daytime Running Lights, and a raised, muscular hood in the front. From the side, you can see that the roof slopes down and that the shoulder line is strong. Even at the back, the macho design language is still clear.