Fiat Chrysler launches Jeep Compass in India priced at Rs 14.95 lakh; receives 5,000 bookings
- Fiat Chrysler launches Jeep Compass in India starting at Rs 14.95 lakh
- Jeep Compass priced between Rs 14.95 lakh to Rs 20.65 lakh
- FCA has already received 5,000 pre-bookings for Jeep Compass
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on Monday announced the launch of the much awaited Jeep Compass SUV in India price starting at Rs 14.95 lakh. The Jeep Compass is priced between Rs 14.95 lakh to Rs 20.65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The SUV will be locally manufactured in India at the company's joint venture (JV) facility in Ranjangaon near Pune. The company has invested almost Rs 1,800 crore in the making of the Jeep Compass in India.
The Jeep Compass will not only be manufactured for Indian consumers but will also be exported to all-countries with right-hand drive.
Fiat which opened bookings for the Jeep Compass from June 20 for Rs 50,000 has already confirmed that it has received over 5,000 bookings and 3,800 enquires.
The company announced that the Jeep Compass' 4x4 system has four modes Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud. The Jeep Compass comes in two engine options – a 2.0 MultiJet diesel and 1.4 4-cylinder MultiAir turbo petrol engine.
While the petrol engine produces power of 160 bhp with torque of 250 Nm, the diesel engine produces power of 173 bhp and torque of 230Nm.
The engines will come with a 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 7-speed automatic gearbox version with the petrol variant.
The Jeep Compass 4x4 will also be equipped with Jeep Active Drive and Selec-Terrain Traction Management System. It also comes with a Driveline Disconnect Technology (DDT) which is a technology which disconnects the drive that goes to the rear wheels automatically when not required. This helps to save fuel and assists safer driving.
The Jeep Compass comes with a 7.0 inch Uconnect infotainment system that is touch responsive and also has integrated voice command that supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
In terms of safety the Jeep Compass has 6 airbags, electronic parking brake, all-speed traction control system, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, hill start assist, among others.