Jeep Compass by KitUp Automotive is India's first custom Compass

18/09/2017 - 14:53 | ,  ,   | Dhruv Saxena

Coimbatore based KitUp automotive has revealed a modified Jeep Compass with subtle exterior changes.

Modified Jeep Compass front three quarters
The lower part of the front and rear bumpers and the cladding around the wheel arches get body colour paint finish.

Finished in a bright red shade, the modified Jeep Compass sports body colour finish on the otherwise black exterior trims on the front and rear bumpers and around the wheel arches. KitUp has added black detailing under the tail lamps and grille to match the gloss black roof. The customizer has given the factory fitted alloy wheels a titanium finish along with red highlights. The special lighting package adds LED headlamps and LED fog lamps, which are not available on the standard trims. An SRT badge sits in the bottom right corner of the tailgate but seems a bit out of place since the changes are purely cosmetic. KitUp's Facebook page also mentions a 'custom audio' setup, but does not shed light on the details.

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This particular example of the Jeep Compass is powered by a 2.0 L diesel paired to a 6-speed manual. Changes have not been made under the hood, and it continues to churn out 173 PS and 350 Nm. A 4x4 system is also offered with this engine option.

Modified Jeep Compass rear three quarters
The 'SRT' badge on the boot lid seems unnecessary considering this modified Jeep Compass does not benefit from performance gains.

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Jeep launched the Compass in India on July 31 and managed to clock 10,000+ bookings until earlier this month. Prices start at INR 15.16 lakhs, up by 21,000 over the launch price of INR 14.95 lakhs thanks to the increment in GST. Diesel variants now start at INR 15.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The range-topping Jeep Compass Limited (O) 2.0 Diesel manual 4x4 retails for INR 21.37 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

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