Jeep Compass gets a new scheme called ‘Jeep 4×4 Month’ running between April 4 and April 30 to encourage more customers to buy 4×4 variant
Jeep India has retailed 20,000 units of the Compass SUV in the Indian market in just over eight months of its launch. Just in the first quarter of 2018, 6,000 units of the Compass has been sold as well. The $280 million investment FCA made at the Ranjangaon facility has resulted in 65 percent of localisation for the premium SUV and it has also been priced well in the market.
The Compass, also exported to RHD foreign countries, sees a new scheme called ‘Jeep 4×4 Month’ running between April 4 and April 30, 2018. It is to encourage new customers, who have booked a 4×2 variant, to upgrade to the Limited 4×4 variant by shelling out just Rs. 50,000 in addition.
The Compass is 4,447 mm long, 1,651 mm tall and 1,813 mm wide and is built on the small, wide 4×4 platform as the Renegade. It features a wheelbase of 2,634 mm. Its styling is inspired by the likes of the smaller Renegade while the design influence of Cherokee can also be witnessed courtesy of the rugged appeal, tapered headlamps, prominent seven-slated Jeep grille and aggressive bumpers.
On the inside, it gets seven-inch U-Connect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, engine start/stop, three spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, traditional instrument panel, four-wheel-drive controls, etc.
It comes equipped with features like hill start assist, traction control, Brake Throttle Overdrive, keyless entry and go, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), electric handbrake, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and standard dual airbags.
It takes power from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged Multijet diesel motor which is good enough for 173 PS and 350 Nm peak torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual only as the upcoming Trailhawk will introduce a nine-speed automatic variant.
This engine is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. As for the petrol, the 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo MultiAir unit delivers 162 PS and 250 Nm and it comes connected to a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with 4×2 configuration.