FCA India has unveiled their much anticipated C-segment SUV offering- Compass. FCA India is a subsidiary owned by world’s seventh largest automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
According to reports, FCA has put investments to the tune of $300 million for the manufacture and export of the new automobile to markets like UK, Australia, Japan and South Africa.
The Compass will be rolled out from the Ranjangaon manufacturing facility by June 2017. The price announcement of the car is expected to be around the same time as well.
At the Compass showcase, Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA India said: “The local production schedule 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 several industry-first features and will set benchmarks in the Indian SUV space.”
Here all you need to know about the all new FCA Jeep Compass:
The Jeep Compass will come with two engine variants – a 160+ HP, 250 Nm multi-air petrol and the 170+ HP, 350 Nm diesel engine.
However, both the engines will be BS VI compliant and will come with the option of a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed dual dry clutch technology automatic (DDCT) transmission option. The Jeep Compass is built on FCA’s small wide 4X4 architecture.
In the Indian offering, an automatic transmission option will be available along with an option for a 4X4 drivetrain for off-roading.
If we talk about the design, the car bears a seven-slot grille along with a clamshell hood with a central bulge.
The all new Jeep Compass will come with features like electric park brake, capless fuel fill.
Keeping safety concern in mind, the car comes with over 50 safety features including electronic stability control, hill start assist, front airbags + 6 airbags (4X4), anti-lock braking system, EBD, PBA, HBFC, EBP, all disc brakes, aluminium front and rear crumple zone, electronic rollover mitigation, all speed traction control, anti-fog coating on windshield glass, cornering fog lamps etc.
However, price of the car has not been annouced officially yet, but it is expected to be in the ₹20-25 lakh bracket giving competition to cars like Hyundai Tucson, Nissan X-trail, Isuzu Mu-7, Honda CR-V 4th Generation etc.