India-spec Jeep Compass unveiled, gets two engine options


Jeep has unveiled the India-spec Compass today for the media, and revealed its specs, features and dimensions. The Compass is the first Jeep SUV to be produced locally at Ranjangaon facility, and will also be exported to right-hand drive (RHD) markets.


First the designers explained the overall design of the vehicle, how it got inspired from the Wrangler, Cherokee and other members in the Jeep family. The designers further went on to show the sketches, and explained how they came to the final shape as we know it. Apparently, the LED tail lamps have been inspired by Iron Man. The gloss-black roof is an option.

Jumping straight to the business end, India will get a 1.4 litre MultiAir petrol engine, with an output of 160+ hp and 250 Nm of torque. There’ll also be a 2.0 litre diesel engine with an output of 170+ hp and 350 Nm of torque. Final output figures (during the time of launch) may vary a bit. Transmission options will be a 6-Speed Manual or a 7-Speed dual-clutch auto, the latter is expected to be exclusive to the petrol variant.

Talking about the 4X4 capability, the Compass will have Active Drive Low 4X4 feature and Selec-Terrain Traction Management System that includes Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes. There is also a Driveline Disconnect Technology that disconnects the drive to the rear wheels when not required, in order to save fuel.

Jeep also spoke about the robust construction of the vehicle. Including usage of more than 64% high strength steel, advanced welding technologies such as laser welding and plasma cutting for that perfect shut lines and panel gaps, and last but not the least, measures to cut weight.


Moving on to the features section, there’ll be a Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system, capless fuel filling capability, electric parking brake, 50+ safety features which includes, standard ESC, standard 6 airbags (4WD), standard hill start assist, electronic rollover mitigation, anti-fog coated windshield, all 4 disc brakes and cornering fog lamps. The vehicle gets a McPherson set up at front and an independent Chapman suspension at the rear. The Compass also features Frequency Sensitive Damping (FSD) for enhanced ride quality.

The C-Segment SUV measures 4,398 mm in length, 1,819 mm in width and 1,667 mm in height. Wheelbase measures 2,636 mm and ground clearance is at 178 mm. Production will start in June and will be launched in Q3 2017.

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