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Jeep Compass : 9 things you need to know about

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(Yatin Kumar) : Jeep is one of the newest entrants in the Indian market and has just two models in its lineup - the Wrangler Unlimited and the Grand Cherokee. Though these two models are priced very high, the company did promise to introduce a lower budget vehicle soon.

The company has now introduced the Jeep Compass, thus fulfilling the promise it made earlier. Though the price of the SUV cannot be ascertained yet, you can expect that it to be priced somewhere around the Rs. 20 lakhs mark. Even before the official launch has been made, SUV has already notched up a good number of pre-bookings. This popular SUV is now one of the most sought after vehicles in its price range.

From now on, till the time the SUV is officially launched in India, the anticipation level will be on the higher side. That said, starting from the launch date, we are expecting the showrooms to be afull house as the demand of the vehicle is ever increasing. 

Hence, we bring to you everything that you need to know about the new Jeep Compass 2017.

Platform :
The Jeep Compass is based on the company’s Small Wide 4x4 platform which also underpins the Renegade. However, the length of the platform is 4,400 mm, which makes it 200 mm longer than the Renegade. Moreover, it even has a 221 mm ground clearance which makes is extremely off road-friendly.

Production :
Jeep has its production facilities in countries like Mexico, China and Brazil. However, India will also be a major production centre of the Jeep Compass and the India-made vehicle will be exported in several international markets.

Positioning :
The Jeep Compass, by design, looks like a baby Grand Cherokee. It is positioned between the entry-level Renegade and the high-end Cherokee. It will be replacing the Patriot in the company’s line-up for the international market.

Exterior :
Jeep Compass 2017, Jeep Compass Review, Jeep Compass 2017 reviewThis new entrant into the Indian automobile market has projector headlamps underlined with a strip of LED DRLs each along with fog lamps installed on the lower part of the bumper. Moreover, the front grille design is, without a hint of doubt, is taken from its elder sibling, that is, seven box-shaped air dams.

Interior :
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The Jeep Compass is built with interior features that are designed to kill. It takes inspiration from the bigger Cherokee. All of the bits and buttons are made of superior quality. Even the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is given Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also has a glass sunroof.

Localisation :
The Jeep Compass will be a highly India-made SUV. It will have around 70-80 per cent localisation, which will even enhance the economies and scale besides keeping the price tag extremely competitive.

Powertrain :
The Jeep Compass will have a very powerful engine under the hood. It will be getting a four cylinder 2.0-litreengine which will be capable of making a maximum power of 171 bhp along with a peak torque of 350 Nm. The power will be sent down to the wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox.

Safety features :
The international version of the Jeep Compass will get up to 70 safety features in total. However, all of those features may not be a part of the India-bound trim. The lesser use of radar frequency may be theculprit and adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist are limited.

Drive mode :
The Compass will get a rotary dial which the company calls Select-Terrain. In auto mode, the car will be able to change between FWD (front wheel drive) to AWD (all wheel drive) according to the traction requirement and torque.

Summing it up :
The Jeep Compass is up against a section of SUVs that is filled with higher category SUVs. In saying that, the car will be competing against the Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan and the Isuzu MU-X. However, the future fate of the SUV will highly be dependent on the price that it will be retailed at.

The SUV will be launched sometime in August 2017. You can pre-book it at any Jeep dealership across India. Alternatively, you can also pre-book on the company’s Indian official website.

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