Jeep Compass News: SUV was popular throughout the October month as it finally meets Indian customer demands and brings more to the table and begins with its operations
FCA India announced that it has begun shipping right-hand drive units of the Made-in-India Jeep® Compass as part of its export strategy. The automobile manufacturer has shipped its very first batch of 600 units of the Jeep® Compass from the Bombay Port Trust facility to Australia and Japan. The Ranjangaon-produced SUV with over 65% local content will go to more International markets through the ongoing quarter of 2017.
The Ranjangaon manufacturing facility featured on FCA’s global manufacturing map as $280 million was committed towards the localization of the Jeep® Compass. Soon after the India price announcement FCA had rolled out the 2.0-litre, 173 PS, 350 Nm Diesel 4×2 and 4×4 versions of the Jeep® Compass noting a higher demand, and has now begun deliveries of the Petrol DDCT (Dry Dual Clutch Technology), the 7-speed automatic transmission mated to the 1.4-litre, 162 PS, 250 Nm Multi-Air Turbo Petrol powertrain. This transmission option is available only with the Multi-Air (Turbo Petrol) powertrain and is available in two trims – Limited 4×2 and Limited (O) 4×2.
Compass Trailhawk production has begun in India as well. The SUV will be positioned as the top-spec trim only. Compass Trailhawk comes with Active Drive Low-range 4WD tech for serious off-road duties and a new ‘Rock mode’ for its Selec-Terrain 4WD system.
Compass Trailhawk is right handed and gets a 2.0-litre diesel engine mated to a nine-speed automatic. It also sits 20mm higher than the standard variant and gets unique front and rear bumpers. Compass Trailhawk will offer better approach and departure angles that stand at 30 degree (approach), 24.4 degree (breakover) and 33.6 degrees (departure) respectively. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk also gets hill descent control as part of the package.
The Compass Trailhawk differentiates it self with new alloy wheels, dual-tone black and silver shade, red color recovery hooks, a black painted anti-glare bonnet decal, underbody skid plates and all weather floor mats on the inside.
The Jeep Compass Night Eagle has been announced internationally. The Compass is based on the Longitude variant and comes with a number of cosmetic changes over its standard variant seen in the Brazilian market.
There is a glossy black finish adorns large sections of the exterior, including the 18-inch alloy wheels, the grille, fog lamp bezels and the Jeep badge’s surrounding. Inside, it gets a central console and the AC vents. As the name suggests, the model is only available in black such as a solid ‘shadow’ black or a metallic ‘carbon’ black.
FCA gets much required market share in the SUV space with the Jeep Compass. Jeep Compass sold 5,106 units in first-half of current fiscal. The Italian manufacturer’s UV segment market share has increased by 1.1% amid stiff competition from the likes of Mahindra XUV, Hyundai Tuscon, Hyundai Creta and upcoming Renault Captur should target Jeep Compass.