Made in India, the new Jeep Compass is also exported to Europe. It is this Compass SUV that was recently crash tested by EURO NCAP. As per the European standards, the new Compass has been given a five star safety rating. This is the highest safety rating any car can get.
As per the crash test report, Jeep Compass adult safety rating is at 90%, child occupant safety rating is at 83%, pedestrian safety rating is at 64%, and safety assist rating is at 59%. It was the base variant (Standard trim) which was used for the crash test. Watch the crash test video below.
In India too, the car was recently crashed in Bangalore after a driver lost control and banged into a tree. The airbags deployed, but the cabin remained safe.
Manufactured at the company plant in Ranjangaon, near Pune, Jeep Compass has been a huge success globally. In India, the company has already received 10,000 bookings, that too in less than 40 days since launch. Jeep Compass in India is powered by a 1.4 liter Multi-Air petrol engine offering 160 hp and 250 Nm torque and a 2.0 liter diesel engine capable of 170 hp and 350 Nm torque. Both these engines are mated to a 6 speed manual transmission or a 7 speed DCT automatic transmission.
In India, Jeep Compass is offered in three trim levels of Sport, Longitude and Limited and in a choice of five colours – Minimal Grey, Exotica Red, Hydro Blue, Vocal White and Hip Hop Black. A true off-roader, it comes in 4×2 and 4×4 options.
Jeep Compass also gets a set of best in class features among which are a 7” touchscreen infotainment system, electric parking brake and 60:40 split seats. It will also be seen with Select Terrain Traction Management System and a host of safety features such as ABS, EBD, HSA, PBA, ESC, dual airbags and disc brakes.