Jeep Compass has become a hot selling SUV in the market. Jeep struggled to set foot in the Indian market initially, but the Compass has turned things for the brand. Jeep currently offers ten variants of Compass in India. We bring you five types of Jeep Compass for five types of people.
People on a tight budget
People who have always aspired to own a Jeep but are on a tight budget can go for the base model of the Compass. The base petrol model of the Compass is priced at Rs. 15.16 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Sport variant, as it is called, is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and generates 161 Bhp – 250 Nm.
Even the base variant is quite loaded and offers 5.0-inch infotainment system with U-Connect, 16-inch wheels, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and traction control. It also gets disc brakes on all the four wheels, all-black interiors, power adjustable and folding ORVMs and electric parking brake.
People who mostly move around inside the city limits but want a Jeep-branded cage to move them around can opt for the petrol automatic. The petrol automatic is available in two variants – Limited and Limited (O). It is only offered with 2WD system. The automatic transmission will allow swift and carefree movement through the city.
The petrol automatic is powered the same 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that generates a maximum of 161 Bhp – 250 Nm. It gets a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The Limited is the top of the line variant that comes packed with projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, rear camera, great leather upholstery and leather-wrapped steering wheel. It also gets 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and dual-zone climate control system. The Limited (O) gets a black roof and HID headlamps as additional features.
If you’re the one who loves to be on the highway and love to see numbers rolling on the odometer, the diesel Compass will be the best bet for you. The Compass in diesel 4X2 will be the perfect choice for such people. The Jeep Compass diesel is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum of 173 Bhp – 350 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 17.1 km/l as per ARAI. The diesel 4X2 is available with Sport, Longitude and Limited variants.
People who want to take the Compass to the remotest areas and want to conquer difficult terrains with ease should opt the diesel 4X4 variant. The Jeep Compass does not offer a low-ratio transfer case, but it comes with various modes that can help the vehicle to reach the most difficult corners.
The Compass comes with Active Drive mode that lets the driver switch to full time 4X4 on the move. It also offers Select 4X4 management system that can be cycled between Auto, Snow, Mud and Sand mode. The modes can alter the power delivery of the engine to the front and the rear axle, and this makes the vehicle very effective in testing situations.
Long distance driving with comfort
People who are drive often on longer routes and highways but want convenience can wait for a bit and can go for the diesel automatic. Jeep India has confirmed the launch of the new variant, and it is expected to launch in January 2018. Not many details about the upcoming vehicle are currently available except the launch time frame.