India-bound new Compass or C SUV will be going to Jeep's third offering to the market. The upcoming car model has already been spotted in production guise in Brazil. The new Jeep will look more traditional SUV though it has many resemblances with the Grand Cherokee. Some of the prime design features for the new Jeep include a wide-shouldered look, a shallow Jeep grille and tapering headlights. As on other Jeep SUVs, there are also squared off wheel arches and large alloy wheels. The rear gets horizontally aligned taillamps with LED units.
This new Jeep is already equipped with some exclusive features like U-Connect infotainment system along with the 8-inch large screen, climate control and push-button start. And in future, there could even be a seven-seat option.
The Jeep Compass for India will be driven by a 172.3hp 2.0-litre Fiat Multijet II diesel engine which will be localised. The engine will also possess the Tata's Q501 SUV in the future. The new Jeep Compass will be coming with a competitive price as all the parts are assembled at Fiat's Ranjangaon facility near Pune.
In the last month, the Jeep brand basically entered the Indian market with two models, the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee along with the high-performance SRT trim. Though the first two mainstream models are quite premium and possess a high price tag, but the Jeep Compass is likely to be priced competitively.
The company has scheduled the price tag of Rs.17 lakhs for a fully equipped and furnished version of Jeep Compass and the Jeep Compass will be competing with the Tucson, Fortuner and Endevour.