Market launch expected in August.
The 2017 Jeep Compass entered production this month, and is weeks from its launch. In the latest, the SUV's brochure has leaked via images shared by Team-BHP forum member schakravarthy. At the launch, Jeep will only introduce the Compass with a diesel engine and a manual transmission.
The Jeep Compass will sell in three main grades, Sport, Longitude and Limited, with the latter available in two optional sub-grades as well. The base Sport grade features 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlamps, electrically adjustable and foldable mirrors, all-black interior, electric parking brake, 5.0-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system, front airbags, ESC, TC ABS with EBD, four disc brakes. Two engine options are available: 1.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel, and a 6-speed manual transmission is standard.
The Longitude grade swaps the steel wheels with 17-inch alloy wheels and the black interior with a beige and black interior, and features front fog lamps, keyless entry, push button start, and rear parking sensors. The Longitude (O) sub-grade replaces the halogen headlamps with projector headlamps and adds roof rails, 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and dual-zone climate control. The Jeep Compass Longitude/Longitude gets the 2.0-litre diesel engine and 6-speed manual transmission combination as standard.
The Jeep Compass Limited brings LED tail lamps, door scuff plates, Ski Grey interior, leather steering wheel, leather seats and a rear-view camera. Limited (O) sub-grade adds HID headlamps and black roof. Engine options include 1.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel.
Only the Jeep Compass Limited/Limited (O) will have the Jeep Active drive system, as an option, and specifying it will add the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System that includes Sand, Mud and Rock modes as well as front side airbags and curtain airbags.
The Jeep Compass' 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, its official press release has said, produces over 160 hp and 250 Nm of torque. Transmission choices for this engine include 6-speed manual and 7-speed DDCT dual-clutch automatic. The Compass petrol variants will take a few months to launch.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, the leaked brochure image has revealed, develops 172 PS (169.58 hp) at 3,750 rpm and 350 Nm of torque between 1,750 rpm - 2,500 rpm. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard.
The Jeep Compass' Indian launch will reportedly take place in August 2017, with prices starting at around INR 18 lakh (ex-showroom).
[Image Source: Team-BHP]