Jeep Compass India launch slated for end of July 2017

The Jeep Compass India launch is finally slated to take place on July 31, 2017. The Compass SUV has been one of the most anticipated car launches for this year and was initially expected to go on sale in India in August.

It seems like the positive GST rates on SUVs, which was implemented on July 1, 2017, could be one of the reasons why the company has preponed the launch of the Compass SUV.

Jeep India has already started accepting bookings for the Compass for a token of Rs 50,000 and in the first three days itself the company received over 1,000 bookings for the SUV.

The Indian version, in particular, comes with the option of two engines – a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel motor. The latter is an all-new mill which Fiat will be sourcing to other car manufacturers as well.

In terms of power, the petrol engine makes over 160 bhp and develops 260 Nm of peak torque, while the oil burner churns out over 170 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque.

Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed manual unit and an optional 7-speed automatic gearbox.

Jeep India will be manufacturing the Compass locally at the company’s Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra, near Pune. Interestingly, the facility will cater to both domestic and export markets and India will be the global hub for all right-hand-drive (RHD) Compass SUV.

From India, the RHD Jeep Compass SUVs will be shipped to markets like – Australia, U.K and Japan. This means we can certainly expect superior quality and performance from the Jeep Compass.

(Agencies)

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