Rap seems to the flavour of the season when it comes to car makers in India. Just recently, Mahindra tied up with rapper Badshah and released a rap song for the recently launched XUV300 SUV. It’s now Jeep India’s turn to hit the rap button. The American SUV specialist has released a new rap song for its best selling vehicle in India – the Compass. This rap song mainly deals with the Compass’ engines, and their power and torque outputs.
Jeep offers the Compass SUV with two engine options: a 1.4 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged petrol with 158 Bhp-250 Nm, and a 2 liter-4 cylinder Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel engine with 170 Bhp-350 Nm. A front wheel drive layout is standard across the petrol powered Compass variants while Jeep offers an all wheel drive option with the diesel engined variants. A 6 speed manual gearbox is offered with both the petrol and diesel engines while a 7 speed, twin clutch automatic gearbox is offered as an option with the Compass Petrol.
In a few weeks from now, the Jeep Compass will get a brand new, 9 speed torque converter automatic gearbox. This gearbox will be offered with the Compass Diesel, on the top-of-the-line TrailHawk trim. The TrailHawk variant will also get a slew of off-road chops to make the Compass better on various surfaces.
The all wheel drive system will get rock and sand modes, revised suspension for better articulation off the road, and new front and rear bumpers that improve approach and departure angles. The Jeep Compass TrailHawk trim is likely to command a price tag of about Rs. 25 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.
Recently, Jeep launched the Sport Plus trim on the Compass, giving buyers a more feature-rich variant that a mild price increase over the base trim. In the last 6 months, more variants such as the Limited Plus have also been launched, keeping the buzz around the Compass intact.
With the arrival of the Tata Harrier though, the Compass is under big pressure and Jeep will have to do more than just bring in more variants. A facelift for the Compass is in order but it won’t be until 2020 when we see big changes on this SUV. In the coming months, more competition is in store for the Compass. MG Motor is all set to launch the Hector – an SUV that will take on the Compass directly. The Hector will be much larger than the Compass, and will also offer more features. It’s likely to be priced lower as well.