Compass was the first made in India product from Jeep in Indian market. It was launched in 2017 and became popular among buyers. Over the years, competition grew and Jeep finally launched a facelifted version of the Compass SUV earlier this year. With the new update, Jeep Compass looks a lot more premium than the older version. Jeep Compass is available with both 4×4 and front wheel drive formats. Here we have a video that shows a Jeep Compass stuck in sand getting rescued by a Tata Safari Storme SUV.
The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on his YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger and his friend are on a road trip towards Pangong Lake in Ladakh. They left hotel in the morning and stopped at Nubra valley for sight seeing. Nubra valley is known for sand dunes and vlogger wanted to drive the Compass on the sand.
His friend to whom the Jeep Compass belongs had warned him that the surface is too loose and the his version does not have 4×4 as well. Vlogger decided to drive it in and the moment, Compass touched the sand, it started digging a hole. The sand was so soft that it could not handle the weight of Jeep Compass. The rear wheels were on the road but, as this was a front wheel drive SUV, it was of no use.
The wheels kept on spinning but, it made no difference. An Army truck that was passing at that time had stopped and asked if they have a rope with them. Vlogger’s friend said that they don’t. If they had a rope with them, the Army truck could have pulled them out easily. The truck left and then they started trying new things to give the front wheels some traction. They put a floor mat under the front wheel and put couple of stones but, all these efforts were in vain.
After some time, a Tata Safari Storme and couple of other people stopped and started helping them. The Safari had rope. They tied it to the rear of the SUV and starting pulling it out. The bikers who had stopped at the spot also started pushing the Compass. The Compass so badly stuck that the rope broke once. The driver tied the rope again and finally pulled the SUV out. After getting the Compass out, the duo continued their journey towards Pangong Lake.
If the Jeep Compass seen here in the video was a 4×4 version, it would have come out of the sand very easily. Jeep Compass can handle off-road stretches but, the approach and departure angle has always remained a problem for the SUV. It is also not known whether the tyre pressure was decreased before entering the sand. By lowering the tyre pressure, the tyre gain more traction as more surface is in contact with the sand. The vlogger should not have driven the Compass to the sand at the first place. They did not have a backup vehicle. If Safari Storme had not come to the rescue on time, the Compass might have stayed stuck at the spot for a very long time.