Jeep Compass gets 5000+ bookings before launch
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
At the price announcement today, FCA India revealed that Jeep Compass bookings have crossed 5,000 units. The SUV managed to register that number in just 40 days of bookings being opened. Jeep has 50 dealerships across 47 Indian cities.
Bookings for the Jeep Compass opened on June 20 for a token amount of INR 50,000. It went on sale today at a starting price of INR 14.95 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) for the 1.4 L Petrol Manual in Sport trim. Top-spec Compass Diesel with a manual transmission and 4×4 in Limited Option trim is priced at INR 20.65 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
There are two engine options on offer – 1.4 L Multiair Petrol and 2.0 L Multijet II Diesel. Both engines get a 6-speed manual transmission. Additionally, the top-spec Limited trims of the Compass petrol come with a 7-speed DDCT (Dry Dual Clutch Transmission). Only the Compass diesel Limited trims get 4×4.
Speaking at the launch and price announcement, Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA India said
Due to the overwhelming public response to the Jeep Compass, coupled with a significant number of pre-bookings and enquiries we decided to advance the price announcement so that potential customers can finalize their purchase decisions. We will start retails on August 6, 2017. Analyzing our pre-bookings data it has made sense for us to prioritize the deliveries of diesel manual transmission variants. We will deliver petrol automatic transmission variants closer to Diwali.
Jeep Compass Price
|Jeep Compass 1.4 Petrol Sport MT||INR 14.95 Lakhs|
|Jeep Compass 1.4 Petrol Limited AT||INR 18.70 Lakhs|
|Jeep Compass 1.4 Petrol Limited Option AT||INR 19.40 Lakhs|
|Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Sport MT||INR 15.45 Lakhs|
|Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Longitude MT||INR 16.45 Lakhs|
|Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Longitude Option MT||INR 17.25 Lakhs|
|Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Limited MT||INR 18.05 Lakhs|
|Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Limited Option MT||INR 18.75 Lakhs|
|Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Limited 4×4 MT||INR 19.95 Lakhs|
|Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Limited 4×4 Option MT||INR 20.65 Lakhs|