Upcoming new Jeep Compass spotted again, continues testing in India
Iconic American utility vehicle manufacturing brand, Jeep is going launch the new Compass compact SUV in the Indian car market soon. The all new Jeep Compass has been making headlines for some time and is all set to increase its own as well as its maker’s global presence. The upcoming new Jeep Compass will be locally manufactured in India and is currently going through extensive road tests.
Iconic American utility vehicle manufacturing brand, Jeep is going launch the new Compass compact SUV in the Indian car market soon. The all new Jeep Compass has been making headlines for some time and is all set to increase its own as well as its maker’s global presence. The upcoming new Jeep Compass will be locally manufactured in India and is currently going through extensive road tests. As Jeep continues testing the new Compass compact SUV on the roads of India, auto enthusiasts and spying cameras are busy clicking innumerable pictures of the Compass testing prototypes. Recently, a new batch of spy shots of the Jeep Compass were splashed over the internet, which were taken on the roads of Himachal Pradesh, and now again another test mule was spotted when it was busy undergoing its road tests. This time around, the camouflage clad Compass prototype was caught testing the roads of Gurgaon.
Like always, the latest spy picture of the new upcoming Jeep Compass SUV also shows the test mule to be fully covered in thick veils. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian auto major Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed the Indian launch of the new Jeep Compass in mid-2017.
Till now, apart from being an affordable compact SUV model, the most interesting fact about the upcoming Jeep Compass is that it will be a made in India vehicle unlike its other bigger cousins which have launched in India recently. The new generation Jeep Compass will be manufactured in various countries around the world to be supplied in specific regions. However, the interesting fact about the Compass’s manufacturing in India is that India will be the only country where the Jeep Compass will be manufactured for all the global right hand drive car markets. Hence, the India made Jeep Compass will go quite some places apart from catering to the Indian customers.
The upcoming Jeep Compass will be manufactured at FCA India’s Ranjangaon production facility located in the state of Maharashtra. The local production of the Jeep Compass will definitely help the company to price the model very aggressively. As per the speculations, the new Jeep Compass will be priced at around Rs. 25 lakhs. Jeep other products in India are way too expensive than the expected price of the compass. The currently available Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Grand Cherokee in the car market of India are tagged between Rs. 71.59 lakhs and Rs. 1.12 crore.
The new Jeep Compass is likely to pack in a 170bhp 2.0L Multijet II diesel engine that is paired with a 6 speed manual or a 9 speed automatic transmission option. The Compass is likely to come in both 2WD and 4WD configurations. It will also offer Selec-terrain for multiple drive mode options. The new Compass is expected to be loaded with premium features including leather seats, 8.4 mm touchscreen, pushbutton ignition, rear A.C vents, dual panoramic sunroof and much more.;
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