Made-in-India Jeep Compass to be exported to Australia, Japan and UK
Posted on Apr 14, 2017

According to James Lyijynen, project engineer (pictured above), the Jeep Compass is built using lightweight yet robust frame, which is made of high-strength steel composite.

The Jeep Compass is expected to be launched in the price range of Rs 18-25 lakh, ex-showroom, sometime around August 2017. The SUV has been under development since the last three years, with extensive testing being conducted all across the country. Production is now slated to commence in June 2017, with a focus on achieving premium quality and finesse levels, up to the extent of 1mm.

Kevin Flynn, president and MD, FCA India, says, “The local production of the Jeep Compass is firmly on track and we are all set to begin local production of the Jeep brand’s Global SUV by June this year. The Jeep Compass will come with industry-first features and will set benchmarks in the Indian SUV space.”

The Compass will come loaded with off-road Jeep credentials, including its four-wheel drive system, the Jeep Active Drive, which will come paired with its Selec-Terrain traction management system. The C-SUV will also be a lot more efficient by utilising Driveline Disconnect Technology (DDT), which would disengage the rear axle in normal driving conditions, keeping the vehicle in 2WD mode.

The C-SUV would also boast of a Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) system, which will offer variable damping, by sensing the undulations on the road. The Compass also scores high on the safety front, with more than 50 safety features on-board, including six airbags with dual stage passenger airbags, ABS, ESC, Hill Start Assist and Dynamic Safety Torque (DST) to name a few. Audio duties will be taken care of by a 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system, offering both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


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