Today the first Jeep Compass rolled out of Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra, being driven by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. And if the specs and expected price are anything to go by, Compass would be a very tempting vehicles for those who love to travel, both on and off the road.
Jeep Compass will be offered in both 4×2 and 4×4 variants, with a choice of 2.0-liter Eco diesel engine producing 170 hp and 350 Nm of torque, and a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine, producing 160 hp and 260 Nm of torque.
With over 65% localization, Jeep Compass can truly be called a Made in India Jeep and is the first vehicle in India to feature laser-welded doors!
Thanks to localization and the fact that Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant would be producing right-hand drive Jeep Compass for the Indian and global market, pricing is expected to hit a sweet spot with the price of around Rs. 18 lakh to 25 lakh.
Jeep Compass won’t likely be compromising on quality or safety, with the company sources stating that there will be no difference in the interior quality of Compass being built for India and export markets, and the Compass featuring up to 6 airbags, reverse camera with sensors, ABS, ESP, electronic roll-over mitigation and hill-start assist.
Compass is one vehicle, automobile enthusiasts in India had been looking forward to, quite eagerly and from the looks of it, Jeep India hasn’t disappointed them.