Jeep Compass booking at 10,000 units, FCA shift gears
With Jeep Compass booking reaching a gallant 10,000 units in a month of launch, FCA is focused on rapid delivery with minimal waiting period through its' growing dealership network.
The breakneck speed at which Jeep Compass has enthralled Indian buys isn’t going to be easily imitable, and has rarely been attempted. It’s been a month since launch. On 31st July at the Jeep Compass launch in India, the company announced bookings of 5000 units. A month later, the company confirms Jeep Compass booking now stands at 10,000 units.
The company opened Jeep Compass booking on June 19th. FCA India is no doubt having a busy year keeping hawk-eye focus on catering to the 92,000 enquiries as of today. Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA India says Made in India Jeep Compass has garnered brilliant market traction since bookings were announced. A great entry price point has kept the motion going, and the company is working at plant level in order to deliver cars within the least waiting time.
Jeep Compass variants range from the 1.4 Multi-Air Turbo Petrol ‘Sport’’ 4×2 variant with a 6-speed manual transmission at Rs. 14.95 Lakh (ex-Delhi) and to the 2.0L MultiJet Turbo Diesel ‘Limited (O)’ 4×4 variant with a 6-speed manual transmission. Available in three trims – Sport, Longitude and Limited and 10 variants, a 4×2 Turbo Petrol with a 7-speed automatic transmission (DDCT) are on offer.
Powertrain options include a 173 PS, 350 Nm, 2.0-litre MultiJet Turbo Diesel and 162 PS, 250 Nm, 1.4-Multi-Air Turbo Petrol. Sport and Longitude trims are available in two-wheel drive (4×2). Top of the line Limited comes in 4×2 and (4×4) options and features Active Drive with Selec Terrain Traction Management System for four terrain modes – Auto, Mud, Sand and Snow.
To keep pace, FCA shift gears. Ranjangaon plant production is up to two shifts through six working days a week to reduce waiting period. Jeep Compass booking numbers have doubled since launch (July 31st), and enquiries have increased 5-fold since June 2017.
FCA India started Jeep Compass deliveries on August 6, 2017, and is being sold at 50 Jeep-standalone and FCA outlets, across 47 cities. FCA sales network will be expanded to 60 outlets by 2017 end. FCA authorized workshops across India are now Mopar-branded with technicians trained as per global standards and diagnostic techniques to cater to all service related issues.