Bhubaneswar: FCA India today launched the Made-in-India Jeep® Compass at a starting price of INR 14.95 lakh (ex-Delhi). The eagerly-anticipated Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) is now available for test drives and bookings at any of the 50 FCA and Jeep retail outlets across India. Deliveries of the vehicle will begin nationwide on August 6, 2017. The Company is set to expand its dealer network to 60 by the end of this calendar year.
Packed with 50+ safety and security features, 30+ premium features and 20+ pioneering technologies, the Jeep® Compass is manufactured in FCA’s Joint Venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, near Pune, and is made of 65% locally sourced components.
Commenting on the launch and price announcement, Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA India said, “Due to the overwhelming public response to the Jeep® Compass, coupled with a significant number of pre-bookings and enquiries we decided to advance the price announcement so that potential customers can finalize their purchase decisions. We will start retails on August 6, 2017. Analyzing ourpre-bookings datait has made sense for us to prioritize the deliveries of diesel manual transmissionvariants. We will deliver petrol automatic transmission variants closer to Diwali.”
The Jeep® Compass range isavailable to Indian customers in three premium trims – Sport, Longitude and Limited (top of the line), and in a combination of ten (10) variants. The Sport comes with ‘Black’ upholstery while customers have a choice of Dual Tone cloth or leather upholstery respectively, in the Longitude and Limited trims.
Occupants can enjoy the award-winning UConnect Infotainment system, which comes with a 7-inch touch screen High Definition (HD) displayand Integrated Control Stack that facilitates hands-free phone calls and text messages, cabin temperature and air flow control, Lights and Brakes adjustment, music and integrated voice command functions. The UConnect Infotainment system offers Apple Car Play and Android Auto making the hands-free experience more user-friendly and up to date with the latest technology available in the market.
The Sport and Longitude trims are available in two-wheel drive (4×2) only while the top of the line trim, Limited comes with choice of 4×2 as well as four-wheel drive (4×4) options. The Limited is equipped with Jeep®’s legendary Jeep® Active Drive withSelec Terrain Traction Management System that lets the driver chose from four terrain modes – Auto, Mud, Sand and Snow.
Frequency Sensitive Damping (FSD), a suspension damping technology inside the strut normally utilized in performance or race cars, is used in the Jeep® Compass to provide the most optimum ride despite the road conditions. FSD has been extensively tested for Indian road conditions and has proven to offer a ride that is by far the best in comparison to many other SUVs in the market, not necessarily in the same segment.
Commenting on the Jeep Compass package Kevin Flynn added, “The Jeep® Compass is cleverly packaged to target customers who would have been contemplating buying an SUV or a crossover positioned acrossa wide range of price points. We developed a pricing strategy that could help us keep the product premium, yet attainable, with absolutely no compromise on quality of materials, comfort, safety and drivability, and make worthy impact in the highly aspirational and demanding SUV marketplace.”
The Jeep® Compass will be available with a three-year / 100,000 km manufacturer’s warranty and in addition, a complimentary Road-side Assistance (RSA) package for three (3) years. Customers can avail of an extended warranty program to enjoy additional warranty up to one or two years.
Customers can also choose from over 30 accessories developed for the Made in India Jeep® Compass, available at all authorized sales and service outlets.