Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India announced the start of pre-bookings for the new Jeep Compass SUV.
Interested customers can either book the SUV online or at nearest FCA or Jeep-exclusive showroom and book the SUV by paying a pre-booking amount of Rs. 50,000. Online bookings can be done by logging into the company’s official website www.jeep-india.com.
3 trims and 2 optional trims
The Compass will be available in three trims – Sport, Longitude and the Limited (top-of-the-line). Customers will have a choice of five colours – Minimal Grey, Exotica Red, Hydro Blue, Vocal White and Hip Hop Black. The top limited variant will also offer a choice of Black roof.
Three variants in 4×2 as well as 4×4 options
The Compass SUV is being offered with two powertrain options – the 160+ HP, 250 Nm Multi-air petrol and the 170+ HP, 350 Nm, Diesel. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual transmission (Petrol and Diesel) and the 7-speed Dual Dry Clutch Technology Automatic or DDCT (Petrol). Both the engines will be scalable to BS VI regulatory requirements in India which are due in 2020.
The Jeep Compass 4×4 will be equipped with Jeep Active Drive and Select Terrain Traction Management System. The SUV will come with a Driveline Disconnect Technology (DDT). True to its name, DDT disconnects the drive that goes to the rear wheels automatically when not required.
The Jeep Compass will have Frequency Selective Damping (FSD technology which provides variable damping that adjusts to road undulations. These shock absorbers use a special valve inside to enable an optimal ride at both high and low frequencies. Jeep will offer the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) across the range and comes in four modes.
50 safety and security features
The Jeep Compass will be one of the safest SUVs on Indian roads with over 50 safety features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Steering Torque (DST), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Adaptive Brake Lights, Panic Brake Assist and many more such features as standard across the range. The Compass Limited 4×4 will be equipped with six airbags with dual stage passenger airbags.
The Jeep Compass SUV will be launched in July and the expected price is Rs. 18-25 lakhs.
FCA has planned customer outreach across 21 cities and 26 shopping malls. The company will also start pre-viewing the SUV from 20th June at select dealerships in India.