The Jeep Compass has been launched in India, priced from Rs. 14.95 lakhs.

2017 Jeep Compass India
The Jeep Compass is a baby Grand Cherokee to look at

The iconic Jeep brand launched the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler SUVs in India last year and has come back with another SUV this year. The Jeep Compass is a locally manufactured SUV and the automaker has invested $280 million for the vehicle’s production at their plant in Ranjangaon in Pune. The Jeep Compass is priced from Rs. 14.95 – 20.65 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

First are the looks and design cues. They clearly remind you that this is a baby Grand Cherokee (especially from the front). At the front, you have Jeep’s signature 7-slat grille that is finished in chrome. You get Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED DRLs. The side profile is characterised by clean lines and trapezoidal wheel arches. The top end Limited variant gets 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear gets LED tail-lights.

The Jeep Compass has been given a neat looking dashboard layout. It gets a beige-black dual-tone treatment. The steering wheel gets buttons for audio. The instrument cluster gets an easily readable MID unit. Music needs are being taken care by a touchscreen infotainment system that gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The seats are well-cushioned offering good under-thigh support.

Coming to the heart of the Jeep Compass, it is powered by 2 engines. A 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol engine and a 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel engine. While the 2.0-litre turbo diesel makes 173 HP of power and 350 Nm of torque, the 1.4-litre petrol makes 162 HP and 250 Nm of torque. The diesel engine is available with a 6-speed manual transmission as of now, but Jeep will offer an automatic transmission at a later date. The petrol engine is offered with both MT and AT options.

Other features include 6 airbags, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), ABS, ISOFIX seat mounts, 6-speaker audio system, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill Start Assist, AWD system with four modes – Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud, frequency selective damping suspension, all 4 disc brakes, all season tyres, Panic Brake Assist, Electric Parking Brake, dual-zone automatic climate control, 178 mm ground clearance, rear AC vents and Dynamic Steering Torque.

The Jeep Compass is available in 5 trims – Sport, Longitude, Longitude (O), Limited and Limited (O).

Jeep Compass Price

– Petrol

* Sport – Rs. 14.95 lakhs
* Limited AT – Rs. 18.70 lakhs
* Limited (O) AT – Rs. 19.40 lakhs

– Diesel

* Sport – Rs. 15.45 lakhs
* Longitude – Rs. 16.45 lakhs
* Longitude (O) – Rs. 17.25 lakhs
* Limited – Rs. 18.05 lakhs
* Limited (O) – Rs. 18.75 lakhs
* Limited 4×4 – Rs. 19.95 lakhs
* Limited (O) 4×4 – Rs. 20.65 lakhs

(all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi)

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The Jeep Compass is priced between Rs. 14.95 – 20.65 lakhs
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FCA has indeed priced the SUV very attractively in India