Jeep Compass, which is the most affordable SUV from the American brand in the Indian market is also quite a popular car in the segment. The Compass offers true American looks inspired by the iconic design of the Jeep vehicles. Here is a modified example of the Compass that looks very eye-catchy!
The Jeep Compass spotted on the SahilKhanDesigns on Instagram gets a blend of black and red that makes the vehicle look special. According to the post, the body of the Jeep Compass gets a satin black wrap while the front grille gets highlights of red. It is not known if the grille of the vehicle has been painted in the red colour or a wrap has been added on it too. In all, it looks like a beautiful amalgamation of the two colours. The other changes on the outside of the vehicle are the aftermarket wheels on the SUV. It gets funky looking alloy wheels.
It should be noted that re-painting a vehicle other than the stock colour is illegal in India. To change the colour of the vehicle, the new paint has to be endorsed on the Registration Certificate of the vehicle by the RTO. On the contrary, adding a wrap does not change the colour of the vehicle and is not illegal.
The Jeep Compass has become a steady seller for the Jeep brand in India and is the best-selling vehicle from the FCA group in the Indian market. Jeep recently launched a new Sports Plus variant, which is priced at Rs 15.99 lakh. The new variant gets features like 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control system, reverse parking sensors, blacked-out roof rails and more. Last month Jeep sold 1,441 units of the Compass in the Indian market, which is similar to the sales figure of the earlier month.
The Compass is currently facing stiff competition from the newly launched Tata Harrier. However, it offers features like a sunroof, 4X4 system, automatic transmission and a petrol engine, which are missing from the Harrier. The Jeep Compass is powered by both petrol and diesel engine options in the Indian market.
The petrol variants of the SUV are powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that produces a maximum power of 163 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. It gets a choice of 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The diesel versions of the Compass get powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet engine that produces a maximum of 173 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. The diesel variants only offer a 6-speed manual transmission at the moment but Jeep is planning to launch an automatic variant of the diesel engine powered Compass, which will be known as the Trailhawk. The Trailhawk is also the more capable variant of the Compass that gets bigger approach and departure angles along with a low-ratio transfer case.