The American car maker has received an overwhelming response for the compact SUV
After a long wait, Jeep finally brought in the Compass to Indian shores on July 31. Priced between Rs 14.95 lakh for the base petrol variant to Rs 20.65 lakh for the top-spec diesel, the Jeep received more than 1000 bookings a week after it opened bookings in June. At the time of launch, the company announced that they have already got more than 5,000 bookings. Jeep has now commenced deliveries of the diesel Compass but deliveries of the petrol-powered SUV will only commence during the festive season.
Jeep has nailed it as far as pricing the Compass is concerned which is one of the primary reasons why enthusiasts are queuing up at dealerships for a test ride, and to subsequently book the SUV. As the situation stands currently, there’s a long waiting period for the Compass already. Certain dealerships claim at least 3-4 months before you can get your hands on your own Compass.
When the iconic American brand came to India last year, enthusiasts were highly disappointed with the pricing of their products. The high price was mainly due to fact that the cars were brought here via the CBU route. With the Compass being produced in India, it is the most affordable product from Jeep in India.
In India, the Jeep is on sale with two engine options – a 1.4-litre turbocharged motor that churns out 160bhp and 250Nm, and a 2.0-litre diesel that makes 170bhp and 350Nm. The petrol comes paired with a 6-speed manual as well as a 7-speed DCT. The diesel on the other hand only comes paired with a 6-speed manual. Jeep is expected to bring in a diesel automatic around January 2018.