Official Bookings For Upcoming Jeep Compass To Start From 20 June
You can book one for a token amount of Rs 50,000.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India will start accepting official bookings for its upcoming premium SUV, the Compass from June 20, 2017. Interested customers can book the made-in-India SUV for a token amount of Rs 50,000 through Jeep India's official website or by visiting the nearest FCA or Jeep-exclusive showrooms. The Compass is likely to be launched in the first week of August 2017 with an expected starting price of Rs 18 to 20 lakh. However, it has been completely unveiled ahead of its launch. We have already driven the Compass and to know our thoughts on it, and if you should book one, click here.
The Compass is also on display on all FCA and Jeep-exclusive showrooms across the country. And moreover, to spread its customer outreach, FCA is also displaying the Compass at 26 shopping malls across 21 cities. The Jeep Compass will be available in five colours – Minimal Grey, Exotica Red, Hydro Blue, Vocal White and Hip Hop Black, and three variants – Sport, Longitude and Limited. You can also choose between a 4x2 or 4x4 powertrain.
Also read: Jeep Compass: Variants Explained
Speaking about the powertrain, it has two engine options on offer: a 1.4-litre Multi-air petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel. The diesel engine produces 173PS of power and 350Nm of torque and is coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, the petrol has 162PS and 250Nm power figures and comes with a 6-speed manual as well as an optional 7-speed automatic.
The Compass is manufactured at FCA's Ranjangaon facility near Pune, which has been set up with an investment of Rs 1800 crore and is the only factory in this world which produces a right-hand variant of the Compass. The made-in-India Compass will also be exported to other right-hand drive markets like the UK and Japan.
Due to the high level of localisation, the compass is expected to be priced very competitively in its segment. When launched, it will compete with SUVs like the Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V.