FCA India has announced that it will be increasing the prices of the Jeep Compass January 2018 onwards. The increment in prices will range from 2-4% depending on the variant. However, the price of the entry-level Compass Petrol Sport variant will remain unchanged at INR 15.16 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Along with the price hike announcement, FCA has also revealed that sales of the Jeep Compass in India have crossed the 10,000 mark. The SUV managed to clock these numbers in less than five months time.
Commenting on the milestone, Kevin Flynn - President and Managing Director, FCA India said:
The Jeep Compass is proving to be a popular SUV in a short span of time. We are indeed proud to cross the 10,000 Sales milestone and we are confident to continue with this great momentum in the New Year as well. Customers have appreciated the competitive price positioning of the Jeep Compass since launch. Effective January 1, 2018, prices will increase by 2-4%, except for the entry level variant, which will be maintained at INR 15.16 lakh (ex-showroom). Jeep will continue to offer a compelling Product and Price package in the New Year.
The SUV is manufactured at the company's facility in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra. FCA shipped 600 units of the made-in-India Jeep Compass to Japan and Australia in October this year.
The SUV is on sale in India with a petrol and a diesel engine option. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.4 L MultiAir turbocharged engine producing 163 PS and 250 Nm mated to a 6-speed manual in Sport trim and a 7-speed DDCT in Limited trim. Diesel variants of the Compass employ a 2.0 L Multijet II unit paired with a 6-speed manual common across all trims. Diesel variants can also be specced with a 4x4 setup as well, but only in the Limited trim.