Jeep India’s most affordable product, the Compass has found a stable sales number. After selling 2,020 units in the month of August, Jeep has sold 2,151 units of the SUV in September. This comes after the American SUV maker has received more than 10,000 bookings for the Compass. There is an extended waiting period too.
The Compass goes against the likes of Hyundai Tucson, and price-wise Tata Hexa and Mahindra XUV in the market. The Hyundai Tucson, which recently got a 4WD variant sold only 83 units in the month of September. The Tata Hexa has sold 1,245 units in the market. The XUV 500, which overtook the sales of all the other vehicles in the D-segment remains the leader with 3,343 units sold in the same month.
The Compass was a long-awaited vehicle in India after the Jeep brand entered the Indian market last year. With the ongoing demand, Jeep has also ramped up the production. Compass is manufactured at the Fiat’s Ranjangaon facility in India and is also exported to various international markets.
The success of the Jeep Compass can be found in its competitive pricing and the brand value. The Jeep has remained an iconic brand over many decades and is a well-known brand among the enthusiasts and car lovers. The Jeep Compass starts at Rs. 14.95 lakh, ex-showroom.
The Compass is offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine that develops a maximum power of 160 Bhp while the diesel engine is a 2.0-litre engine that generates a maximum of 170 Bhp. The petrol model comes with manual and dual clutch automatic transmission. The diesel engine option is only offered with a manual transmission.
Jeep Compass was also caught testing with a 1.6-litre diesel engine in India. While many speculate that it may be for exclusive for the export markets, Jeep may consider to launch the same in the Indian market and further bring down the cost of the Compass. Jeep is also working on an entry-level Renegade which will take on the likes of Maruti Brezza and Ford EcoSport in the Indian market. The car is expected to be launched by late 2018.