New Jeep Compass SUV bookings in India cross 1,000 units
As of now Jeep India has very few dealerships across India. But, they have promised to open at least 50 dealerships ahead of Compass launch.
2017 Compass is a new generation Jeep, which will play a major role in achieving the company’s target of selling 1.9 million units annually by 2018. This is the first ever Jeep which will be sold in over 100 countries across the globe in 17 different powertrain options and 50 different trims.
India is one of the four countries where this new Jeep will be manufactured. Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant near Pune rolled out the first made-in-India Jeep Compass earlier this month. Last week, Jeep India announced the official opening of bookings for the Compass. Now, in less than a week, bookings have crossed the 1,000 units mark. This is a huge milestone for FCA, considering that Fiat India car sales average at just 250 units a month.
As of now, Jeep India does not have many outlets. But they promise to have atleast 50 outlets by the time the Compass is launched. Currently, the bookings are being accepted at their official outlets, as well as in 26 shopping malls across 21 cities in India.
New Jeep Compass sports enhanced performance and better fuel efficiency. Measuring 4,410mm in length, 1,820mm in width and 1,640mm in height, 2017 Jeep Compass sits on a 2,630 mm long wheelbase. Engine options for India includes a 2.0 liter diesel engine and a 1.4 liter petrol engine. The diesel engine is rated at 170+ hp and 350 Nm torque while the petrol engine delivers 160+ hp and 250 Nm. Transmission options on offer are 6 MT and Dual Dry Clutch 7 Speed AT. Drive options will include FWD as well as AWD.
With over 50 safety features on offer, Jeep Compass is going to be one of the safest cars upon launch. Its structure is built of 64% high tensile steel and composite. In addition to that it also gets Frequency Sensing Damping (FSD) as standard, allowing a never before experienced cabin NVH experience in the segment.
FCA India has not revealed as to how many units of Compass will be manufactured annually in India. Our sources tell us that India plant is expected to produce about 60,000 units of new Jeep Compass. The total capacity of the plant as of today is to produce 1.6 lakh vehicles annually.
Made in India Jeep Compass will also be also exported to Europe and many countries in Asia. Price in the US starts from $22,090 (INR 14.72 lakh) for the base variant while that of the top end variant stands at $30,990 (INR 20.65 lakh). In India Jeep Compass is expected to be priced in the range of INR 15-23 lakh. More details will be revealed when the car is launched later this year.