Jeep-The American based Automobile giants launched its much-awaited Jeep Compass in India on Monday. Jeep Compass will be available with its basic Petrol variant starting from Rs.14.95 lakh (ex. Showroom price in Delhi) and its top model i.e. a diesel variant costing you Rs.20.65 lakh.
This five-seater SUV is by far their most affordable offering launched anywhere in any country of their presence.
This launch thus shows the importance the automaker has given to increase their presence in Indian Market which is nowadays a favourite destination to quite a lot of big firms.
Jeep Compass will be manufactured solely in State of Art manufacturing plant in Ranjangaon near Pune.
Engine options provided by Jeep are:
173 PS,350 Nm torque and 2.0-litre turbo Diesel engine;
And 162 PS,250Nm torque and 1.4-litre turbo Petrol engine.
The diesel variant has got both 4×4 and 4×2 drivetrain options while the petrol variant comes with only 4×2 drivetrain option.
With the price ranging between 16-21 lakh, the Jeep Compass will provide a stiff competition to their near rivals like Hyundai Creta, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Tata Hexa and also to more premium SUVs like Hyundai Tucson and Volkswagen Tiguan.
In fact, the excitement in Indian consumers can be seen by their enthusiastic response shown as soon as the pre-booking for the SUV started. Thus will be an interesting battle for dominance in SUV sector, which covers a significant portion in Indian Automobile market.
You can also expect some good times for SUV lovers in near days.