The JEEP brand will be launched in Goa, with the launch of JEEP Compass SUV.
FCA India, will launch the JEEP brand in Goa in June with launch of Compass SUV. FCA launched the Jeep brand in the market for the first time in August 2016 with its Completely Built Units (CBU) and the company has been on track with its strategy to launch a heavily localized SUV for the Indian market this year.
Quadros FIAT will retail the JEEP brand from the destination store in Panjim which is being expanded for the launch of JEEP Compass.
The Compass is a global SUV and will come with several Industry-first features and will set benchmarks in the Indian SUV space.
The SUV will be available in two powertrain options that will be offered with the Jeep Compass – the 160+ HP, 250 Nm Multi-air petrol and the 170+ HP, 350 Nm, Diesel.
The SUV will also come with options of the 6-speed manual transmission and the 7-speed Dual Dry Clutch Technology Automatic or DDCT. Both these engines will be scalable to BS VI regulatory requirements in India.
The Compass will come with the Jeep brand’s famous four-wheel drive capability called as Jeep Active Drive, which is equipped with Selec Terrain Traction Management System. The SUV will come with a Driveline Disconnect Technology (DDT). True to its name, DDT disconnects the drive that goes to the rear wheels automatically when not required. This helps in fuel saving and assists safer driving.
The Compass SUV will offer the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) across the range. The EPB comes in four modes. The Jeep Compass will be the only SUV in this size and classification that will offer this cool safety and security feature across the range
The Compass will have Frequency Selective Damping (FSD). This technology provide variable damping that adjusts to road undulations. These shock absorbers use a special valve inside to enable an optimal ride at both high and low frequencies. FSD is usually used in performance and luxury vehicles, however with this adaptation to the Compass our product will stand apart in ride quality and exclusivity.
With over 50+ safety and security features, the Jeep Compass will be one of the safest SUVs of this size on Indian roads. Customers will have the luxury of having safety features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Steering Torque (DST), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Adaptive Brake Lights, Panic Brake Assist and many more such features as standard across the range. The Compass will also be equipped with six airbags with dual stage passenger airbags.
Bookings will start soon and launch is expected to happen in July- August.
The SUV is most likely to be priced between Rs. 18-20 lakhs for the base models and will be available in 5 seating option.