Jeep India to launch new variants for the Compass SUV, confirmed
The Indian car market is preparing to witness the launch of several upcoming model launches within this financial year, which has been a busy one strewn with innumerable launches so far. Iconic American SUV maker, Jeep is also preparing to launch new products in India however, the company is still focusing on the Compass. The Jeep aficionados in India will be happy to know that they are going get some new attractive variants of the very popular Jeep Compass compact SUV pretty soon.
Italian auto giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has not been able to make a great mark in the vast Indian car market yet, but it has made a considerable difference by introducing its owned Jeep brand to India.
Jeep has a great fan following in India, but when initially introduced Jeep’s exorbitantly priced products disheartened the Indian SUV lovers. This was changed with the launch of the Jeep Compass compact SUV, the first Jeep model that is manufactured in India. The Compass’ competitive pricing along with all the patent qualities of the Jeep brand made it a huge success and it is the far best selling product from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the Indian market. Thus, while Fiat does intend to offer many more new Jeep products in India, for the time being it is trying to make the most of the Compass’ success in the country. In order to keep the buzz alive around the Jeep Compass, the company will be introducing new variants of the SUV in the coming months.
The head of Jeep’s Asia Pacific operations, Steve Zanlunghi has revealed that the company will be launching new variants of the Jeep Compass SUV in India in the next 6 months’ time.
While speaking on the development, Zanlunghi said that when the Compass first launched in India, it blew away all the company’s expectations with its massive popularity. The company is now doing what is a part of a long-term strategy because the company is building the brand in the country. The Jeep brand wasn’t here two years ago, and that he believes that the Jeep brand has big equity in India, and that’s the reason that company is doing the needful to keep the Compass’ fresh in the market. Hence, various new variants of the Compass will be introduced within the next six months, while few other variants of the Compass will also come in due course of time that the company has been working on.
One such soon to come new variant of the Jeep Compass in India is certainly the fully off-road focused Compass Trailhawk version. Another upcoming variant is expected to be the Night Eagle edition that is a jazzy cosmetically enhanced variant of the SUV. The Compass Night Eagle edition is already available in Brazil, and it comes with several cosmetic changes including piano black finished front grille, new 18 inch alloys, fog light surrounds, AC vents and centre console.
The Compass Trailhawk variant will get the same 2 litre diesel motor and will get several off-road centric features and equipments. Its new front and rear bumpers will offer better approach and departure angles, while a stiffer suspension system will provide enhanced off-road performance. There will be an added Rock mode on the Seletrac terrain 4X4 system coupled with a 9 speed automatic transmission.
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