Jeep Compass is the most affordable vehicle from the American brand and it has become quite popular in the Indian market. Many celebrities in India now own a Jeep Compass and the latest buyer of the compact SUV is former captain of the Indian cricket team, Kapil Dev.
Jeep India’s official social media handle released pictures of Kapil Dev taking the delivery of the Jeep Compass. It is a red coloured Compass but the exact variant of the vehicle is not known. Many Bollywood celebrities own the Jeep Compass and some popular names include the likes of Tapasee Pannu, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rhea Chakroborty, Akshay Kumar, Rohit Roy and many others. Veteran actors like Saif Ali Khan own the flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT! Recently, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former Indian cricket team captain got the delivery of the Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk edition, which is the most powerful Jeep ever! It is an imported model that has been customised by Jeep for Dhoni.
Coming back to the Compass, it is currently one of the favourite vehicles in the segment. Even though the launch of new vehicles like the MG Hector and the Kia Seltos has affected the overall sales of the Jeep Compass, it remains one of the first choices for many. Jeep is an iconic brand and the design of the Compass attracts many enthusiasts.
Even though there is no mention of the variant delivered to Kapil Dev, it seems like the Limited Plus version powered by a diesel engine option. The price of this variant is around Rs 26 lakhs, on-road. It gets powered by the 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 170 Bhp and peak torque of 350 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission. The same engine also powers the rivals like the Tata Harrier and MG Hector in the Indian market.
The Jeep Compass Limited Plus was launched after the launch of the MG Hector that offers a full panoramic sunroof. The Limited Plus version of the Compass is the only variant of the model that offers a full panoramic sunroof. The panoramic sunroof adds an extremely luxurious feel to the cabin of the Compass and makes it look extremely good.
Jeep offers a wide range of variants for the Compass in the Indian market. Starting with the turbocharged petrol manual, there are variants that offer 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with the turbocharged petrol engine. Currently, only a single variant of the Jeep Compass offers an automatic transmission with the diesel engine. The newly launched Jeep Compass TrailHawk offers a 9-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission with the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine but Jeep is expected to launch the same combination in a lower version too.