India bound Jeep Compass SUV coming soon..

India bound Jeep Compass SUV coming soon..

India bound Jeep Com..

  • 18 Sep 2016, 3073 Views
 

Arvind Fluidic

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  • 18 Sep 2016, 8:01 pm ( 6 Photos )
The new India-bound Jeep Compass has been spotted in production guise in Brazil. As mentioned earlier, the new Jeep gets more traditional SUV styling similar to the larger Grand Cherokee, with only a few angular bits like those seen on the edgier Renegade present. Key design elements include a wide-shouldered look, a shallow Jeep grille and tapering headlights. As on other Jeep SUV's there are also squared off wheel arches and large alloy wheels. The rear gets horizontally aligned tail lamps with LED units. The vehicle seen in the spy pics is the top-spec model that gets dual-tone exteriors and plenty of chrome highlights, that in all probability will be introduced here in India as well.
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This new Jeep is likely to get features and equipment similar to its much larger and more expensive sibling. Stuff like the U-Connect infotainment system with its large 8-inch screen could be taken straight off the Grand Cherokee and one can expect features like climate control and push-button start. And there could even be a seven seat option. The Jeep Compass for India will be powered by a 172.3hp 2.0-litre Fiat Multi Jet II diesel engine that will be localized. The engine will also be seen in Tata's Q501 SUV in the future. The new Jeep Compass, unlike the others Jeep imports launched recently, will be competitively priced as it will be locally assembled at Fiat’s facility near Pune.
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Prices are expected to start at around 17 lakhs for a reasonably well equipped version, which of course would mean plenty of SUV for your money; the Compass after all is a full size larger than the Creta. Image: Autocar.

JijoMalayil

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  • 19 Sep 2016, 10:51 am
Arvind Fluidic I quite like how this is turned out to be. With high levels of localization, if Jeep manages to price the Compass in the price range of Rs 17-20 lakh as you mentioned, we are in for a treat!

kaiserketkar

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  • 19 Sep 2016, 2:26 pm
This is one very good looking SUV! Maybe Fiat can even get away with charging a bit of a premium for it. But my fear is that this will be positioned to take on the Fortuner, the Endeavour and the Pajero Sport. It'd be very unfortunate if that happens. However if they keep it in the XUV500 territory, they might even get away by charging a slight premium on it.
I too like how it's turned out. If this SUV is really launched in the 17-20 lac range, it'll give the XUV500 a real run for it's money. Hopefully it will be fully feature packed because the Indian customer wants his dose of gizmos, whether he will use them or not is besides the point
If FCA taste success in India with the Jeep Compass in this avataar, it might give them more impetus to work hard on the sub-10 lac SUV.
Fingers crossed!

Arvind Fluidic

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  • 21 Sep 2016, 7:25 pm ( 2 Photos )
The India bound Jeep Compass has already been spied in Brazil during its photoshoot. Now a new image has surfaced online, revealing its rear end design.

The model in the spy picture is the top end model which features dual-tone exterior color option with thick chrome window embellishers and a bright silver alloy rims. The rear features new wraparound LED taillamps and a roof spoiler. When viewed from this side, it exactly looks the same size of Upcoming Hyundai Tucson and the Tata Hexa. Hpoe the price will also be in the same range of Tucson and the Hexa. Image: IAB.

JijoMalayil

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  • 23 Sep 2016, 10:49 am ( 2 Photos )
Autohome has released a set of pictures of the upcoming Jeep Compass SUV. Seen in the picture is the China-spec variant. Jeep will unveil the same later this month at FCA’s new Pernambuco assembly plant in Brazil.
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Compass shares the same platform as the Renegade but is reportedly be positioned in between the Renegade and the Grand Cherokee in Jeep's lineup of SUVs.
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Compass is touted to be manufactured at Fiat-Tata JV plant in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra. With the high level of localization, expect very aggressive pricing!

Arvind Fluidic

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  • 24 Sep 2016, 12:06 pm ( 2 Photos )
AutoHome once again reports that the new 2017 Jeep Compass will be produced in atleast 3 variants named as Sport, Longitude and Limited. The entry level variant named as Sport is differentiated from the next variant Longitude as well as the top end variant Limited by a number of features..

To begin with the Sport variant gets the concealed exhaust, while the Limited variant gets the dual-tip exhaust. And while the Limited variant gets other goodies like the Diamond cut alloy wheels, Panaromic sunroof, silvers skid plates, chrome enclosures for foglights, the Sport variant misses out these features.

And there will be 5 different whells designs for the Jeep Compass, making each variant different. It is likely that all these features will make it to the Indian Jeep Compass, when it is launched here in 2017. Image: IAB.

kaiserketkar

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  • 24 Sep 2016, 2:29 pm
I'm becoming more and more certain that the Jeep Compass will be positioned against the Toyota Fortuner and the Endeavour instead of against the XUV500.
Although, if it were indeed positioned against the XUV500, it might be a hit, and it might just sell more than all Fiats combined!
But unfortunately, Fiat India have never been known to take market friendly decisions and initiatives, so there's a good chance that if something's going to work, they will shy away from doing it.
Of course this is all speculation, wishful thinking and fear expression, but in that case, would the sub-compact Jeep due next after the Compass be positioned against the Creta, instead of the Vitara Brezza?! :O

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  • 25 Sep 2016, 8:20 am
Kaiserketkar
I think your speculation is probably spot on. The Compass will be positioned in Fortuner/Endeavour/Santa Fe territory. The smaller SUV coming after than (based on the Renegade is what I hear) will probably be positioned in XUV500 territory. I doubt FCA will be able to even go after the Creta or Brezza with it, given the pricing on some of their latest products.

NikilSJ

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  • 27 Sep 2016, 12:38 pm ( 2 Photos )
Jeep has finally revealed pictures of the India-bound Jeep Compass and it looks brilliant. Last month, Jeep India gave a heartburn to countless Jeep fans across the country by revealing the absurd prices for the new Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited version. Hopefully, the Compass would be reasonably priced and regain the loyal fan following that the Jeep brand used to enjoy in the country.

The Compass looks like a smaller version of the more expensive Grand Cherokee with a few styling cues borrowed from the soon-to-be-launched Renegade. The combination of the two has certainly given the Compass a more aggressive look and I’m sure this will appeal to a lot of SUV buyers in the country. Standout elements on the Compass include a wide shoulder, shallow Jeep grille that leads to tapered headlights, squared-off wheel arches and large alloy wheels and horizontal LED taillamps. The higher variants are expected to get dual-tone exterior paint scheme along with plenty of chrome elements that will definitely be a hit with the masses.

Jeep, at the time of unveiling, said that the Compass is a ‘truly global compact SUV’ that will be sold in more than 100 countries. The American manufacturer said they will give customers the option of 17 fuel-efficient powertrain options but it remains to be seen how many of them will make it to our country. A report on one of the popular automotive website in the country says that the Compass for India will get the 2.0-litre Fiat Multijet II diesel engine capable of producing 172.3bhp. The same website also says that this same engine is likely to feature in Tata’s upcoming SUV codenamed the Q501.
A lot of the features seen on the more expensive Grand Cherokee too are likely to make it to the Compass. So expect the U-Connect infotainment system along with features like a push-button start to feature in the Compass for India.
Expect the Jeep Compass to have a more sensible pricing as this model is likely to be assembled at Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant near Pune. The Compass is expected to cost somewhere between Rs 20 lakh to Rs 30 lakh which puts it in the same territory as the upcoming Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V.

JijoMalayil

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  • 27 Sep 2016, 1:00 pm ( 1 Photo , 1 Video)
"Originally posted by NikilSJ"
Hopefully, the Compass would be reasonably priced and regain the loyal fan following that the Jeep brand used to enjoy in the country.

Looks quite compact and stylish for an SUV, and has enough road presence. I like it I really hope FCA don't screw up the pricing on this one. Once assembled in India, anything in the specified Rs 25-30 lakh will make it an instant hit. Here is a launch video of the Jeep Compass.

Seen here is the off-road focused Jeep Compass Trailhawk variant.
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kaiserketkar

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  • 27 Sep 2016, 3:15 pm
JijoMalayil
Looks sweet! Feature loaded too. Maybe, just maybe, even priced competing with the Fortuner/ Endeavour, it might still do well, thanks to the Jeep badge and lineage.
Considering that it's priced ~INR 20 lac in Brasil, it'll definitely be more than that here. That is if they localize it considerably.
If my memory serves me right, Fiat Chrysler had back in 2012 intended to assemble the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Grand Cherokee in India [which would have priced them much more sensibly]. But after 4 years of dilly dallying, they got them via the CBU route.
Now if the Compass were to suffer the same fate even a SKD, [God forbid] imagine what the prices would look like.
Looking at things, it's difficult to imagine the Compass competing against the XUV. I just hope they undercut the Endeavour and the Fortuner.
Mahindra can rest easy, the original Jeep will still be out of reach of M&M customers

JijoMalayil

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  • 27 Sep 2016, 4:01 pm ( 3 Photos )
"Originally posted by kaiserketkar"
JijoMalayil Looks sweet! Feature loaded too. Maybe, just maybe, even priced competing with the Fortuner/ Endeavour, it might still do well, thanks to the Jeep badge and lineage. Considering that it's priced ~INR 20 lac in Brasil, it'll definitely be more than that here.

Yes, considering the kit on offer, it won't be surprising if it hits the Rs 30 lakh barrier when assembled in India. Here are few snaps of the Chinese-spec Jeep Compass.



Arjun

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  • 3 Oct 2016, 2:44 pm
As per the latest statement, it has been confirmed that the Jeep Compass will be the first Indian made Jeep SUV. The SUV is expected to start rolling out from the Fiat Ranjangaon plant in Pune by the first half of 2017.
The Jeep Compass was premiered last month and the production for the same has already started in the company's plant in Brazil.
Kevin Flynn, President, MD Fiat Chrysler Automobile India confirmed 'We have named our first to be Made in India Jeep SUV as Jeep Compass. The compass will be the first localized Jeep product and will roll out of the Ranjangaon plant.'
Being a localized product we can expect it to be priced around 25 lakhs and to be much cheaper as compared to the CBU imported Wrangler and Cherokee SUVs launched in India last month.
Source:
http://auto.ndtv.com/news/id-1231039...&category=News

kaiserketkar

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  • 4 Oct 2016, 4:25 pm ( 1 Photo )
"Originally posted by Arjun"
As per the latest statement, it has been confirmed that the Jeep Compass will be the first Indian made Jeep SUV. The SUV is expected to start rolling out from the Fiat Ranjangaon plant in Pune by the first half of 2017.
The Jeep Compass was premiered last month and the production for the same has already started in the company's plant in Brazil.
Kevin Flynn, President, MD Fiat Chrysler Automobile India confirmed 'We have named our first to be Made in India Jeep SUV as Jeep Compass. The compass will be the first localized Jeep product and will roll out of the Ranjangaon plant.'
Being a localized product we can expect it to be priced around 25 lakhs and to be much cheaper as compared to the CBU imported Wrangler and Cherokee SUVs launched in India last month.
Source:
http://auto.ndtv.com/news/id-1231039...&category=News

....... and then 4 years and several groans later, FIAL will launch the first Indian made Jeep Compass as a CKD costing 35-40 lacs!
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#WillHistoryRepeatItself?

CorsaVeloce

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  • 30 Nov 2016, 12:33 pm ( 1 Photo )
Kaiserketkar, lets be a little more positive here. Spotted recently by CarWale is the Jeep Compass in Mumbai and if the talk is to be believed, this is gonna be manufactured Jeep’s first locally manufactured product, put together at the FCA-Tata JV’s plant in Ranjangaon.

If this is true, this new Jeep should be priced competitively (unlike the rest of their line-up). It will give the tough fight to the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the upcoming VW Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq

The Compass should come in petrol and diesel. A 1.4L Multiair and 2.0L Multijet are expected. The exciting bit would be to see whether it gets the 6-speed AT or 9-speed box and obviously Jeep's Active 4x4.

CorsaVeloce

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  • 3 Jan 2017, 12:25 pm ( 2 Photos )
Looks like Jeep is looking to launch the Compass within this year as another mule has been spotted testing by Indian Autos Blog near Gurugram. Looks nice.



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