We previously reported that Jeep, an American iconic SUV brand will be unveiling the 2017 Compass premium compact SUV in India tomorrow. The new SUV will be Jeep’s third product in the domestic market after Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited which were introduced with steep price tags. However, the company later introduced the petrol derivative of Wrangler Unlimited at INR 56 lakh. In order to strengthen its roots in the domestic market, the American car maker is working on introducing most affordable SUV which will be manufactured in India. With ‘Manufactured in India’ tag, the Compass SUV will see a considerable amount of localization that will reflect on the price point. To proffer more insight about the SUV, we bring you top 7 facts you should definitely know about the upcoming Jeep Compass SUV. Also Read: Jeep Compass India unveiling on April 12; Micro website live & official teaser out
Platform: The upcoming 2017 Compass compact SUV from the house of American SUV maker will be based on the same platform as that of Renegade and will be carrying design cues from Grand Cherokee.
Dimensions: In terms of dimensions, this premium compact SUV comes with length of 4447mm, width of 1813mm, and height of 1651mm along with wheelbase and ground clearance of 2634mm and 205mm respectively. See More: Jeep Compass 2017 India launch in August; To be priced around INR 18-20 lakh
Engine Specs and Transmission: Jeep will be introducing its most affordable SUV in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant gets a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol which can develop 138bhp of max power while the diesel unit will see a Fiat sourced 2.0-litre Multijet II Diesel that is good for 170bhp. The transmission duties will be carried out by 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Features & Equipment: In terms of features, the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass SUV will sport feature rich cabin which will include 5-inch UConnect touch screen infotainment system for base variant, bigger 7-inch touch screen display with Android Auto and Apple Car Play compatibility, Key-less entry with start/stop button, automatic climate control, Beats 9-speaker audio system with sub-woofer and much more. Also See: Jeep Compass to launch in August; expected price in India is INR 16 lakh
Safety: As far as the safety is concerned, the new 2017 Jeep Compass SUV comes equipped with 50 plus safety features. This package comprises of front airbags, ABS, traction control, Driver Inflatable Knee-Bolster Airbag, Electronic Stability Control, Hill start assist, Rear camera and much more.
Exteriors: The American giant will be looking to make an impact in the Indian luxury SUV segment with its latest entrant as it gets stylish and appealing design. The overall design is enhanced by a 7-slat chrome finished front grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, Compass badges and much more. Also Read: FCA launches petrol version of Jeep Wrangler at Rs 56 lakh
Price & Competition: Lastly, coming to the price point, the new Jeep Compass is expected to be slotted in the price range of INR 20 lakh – INR 25 lakh (ex-showroom). It will compete against the likes of Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V. The SUV also poses threat to Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour with its off-roading capabilities.