FCA India started deliveries of the Jeep® Compass on August 6, 2017.
The auto manufacturer opened pre-bookings for the SUV on June 19th and launched it on July 31st this year. FCA India, which is currently focusing entirely on its go-to market execution confirms over 92,000 enquiries as of today. The company witnessed a five-fold increase in enquiries since the opening of order books in June.
The Jeep® Compass range in India starts with 1.4 Multi-Air Turbo Petrol ‘Sport’ 4×2 variant with a 6-speed manual transmission at Rs. 14.95 Lakh (ex-Delhi) and tops with the 2.0L MultiJet Turbo Diesel ‘Limited (O)’ 4×4 variant with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Ranjangaon plant has paced up production to reduce waiting period and production has been ramped up with two shifts working six days a week.
The Jeep Compass is available to customers in three trims – Sport, Longitude and Limited and 10 variants, including a 4×2 Turbo Petrol with a 7-speed automatic transmission (DDCT).
Packed with 50+ safety and security features, 30+ premium features and 20+ pioneering technologies, Jeep® Compass is one of the safest SUVs on Indian roads. Customers can choose from two powertrain options – the 173 PS, 350 Nm, 2.0-litre MultiJet Turbo Diesel and the 162 PS, 250 Nm, 1.4-Multi-Air Turbo Petrol.
The Diesel variant is being offered with the 6-speed manual transmission while the Petrol comes with both options, the 6-speed manual as well as the 7-speed DDCT (Dry Dual Clutch Technology) or Automatic Transmission. The Sport and Longitude trims are available in two-wheel drive (4×2) only while the top of the line trim, Limited comes with choice of 4×2 as well as fourwheel drive (4×4) options. The Limited is equipped with Jeep®’s legendary Jeep® Active Drive with Selec Terrain Traction Management System that lets the driver chose from four terrain modes – Auto, Mud, Sand and Snow.
Commenting on the milestone Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA India said,
“The Made in India Jeep® Compass has gained remarkable traction in the market since we opened the order books in June. Along with the incredible response to our pricing, which has been simply overwhelming, customers are also drawn to the Jeep® Compass for its impressive character, sophistication, capability and authenticity. We are working with our Plant to deliver the product to customers in the least possible time.”
The Jeep® Compass is currently being retailed out of 50 Jeep-flagship and FCA outlets, across 47 cities. FCA is expanding its sales network to 60 outlets by the end of this calendar year.