Jeep Compass Launched in India at INR 14.95 Lakhs
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Jeep India has launched the much-awaited Compass at a starting price of INR 14.95 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The top of the line Jeep Compass Diesel Limited 4x4 Option is priced at INR 20.65 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Jeep is offering the Compass in three trims - Sport, Latitude and Limited. The petrol variant is only available in the Sport and Limited trims, however.
The diesel variant of the Compass comes with a 2.0 L Multijet II engine that makes 173 PS and 350 Nm. For now, there is only a 6-speed manual transmission on offer. The top-spec Limited trim gets Jeep's SelecTerrain all wheel drive system. According to ARAI test figures, the Jeep Compass diesel 4x2 returns 17.1 km/l overall while the 4x4 returns 16.3 km/l overall.
The petrol variant of the Compass is powered by a 1.4 L Multiair engine with 162 PS and 250 Nm on tap. While the Jeep Compass Petrol Sport trim gets a 6-speed manual, the Limited trim gets a 7-speed DCT automatic. There is no 4x4 on offer.
The top of the line Limited trim gets LED pilot lamps, daytime running lights, LED tail lamps and 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there is a 7-inch UConnect infotainment unit that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features include passive keyless entry, push button start and automatic climate control. Dual front airbags, ABS, Traction Control and ESC are offered as standard. The Limited Option pack gets you dual tone paint shades and Bi-xenon HID headlamps.
FCA India also introduced the Mopar brand at the launch of the Jeep Compass. Mopar will be responsible for handling after sales duties for Jeep in India and 48 dealerships are now Mopar-ready. Jeep claims to have garnered 5,000 bookings for the Compass in just 40 days. Deliveries of the diesel variants of Jeep Compass will commence August 6 onwards. Petrol automatic variants will start reaching owners by Diwali.
Jeep Compass Price List
|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 4x4 MT||INR 19.95 Lakhs|
|Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Limited 4x4 Option MT||INR 20.65 Lakhs|