The Jeep Compass is a popular choice around Rs. 16-25 lakh price bracket. It is among the few cars in India that performed well in terms of sales despite carrying a big price tag and a smaller size than the competition. What the Compass does have is superior build quality, classy interiors and solid engine options. The base variant of the Compass can be had for Rs. 15.60 lakh while the top end variant costs Rs. 23.11 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The pictures below by Haresh Kukkreja show an excellent utility option for the Jeep Compass that can make camping and trips fun.
Made by a company called TentBox, this roof tent seems like the perfect solution for your weekend getaway trip, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. It can be easily equipped on any Compass and no major modification is required for the same. As seen in the pictures here, it has openings on all four sides that can be easily closed as per need. The openings on the sides get sealable opening and are used as an entrance.
It is available in both hard and soft shell options and one can choose between them as per their preferences. It is built using materials like rip-stop canvas, reinforced fibreglass and stainless steel among others which give it an excellent build quality as well as all-around weather protection. It is even fitted with a comfortable foam mattress that enhances comfort. Going by the images, it can easily accommodate 2 people.
Talking about the Jeep Compass, it comes with two engine options. First one is a 1.4 litre 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 158 Bhp of power along with 250 Nm of torque. The second is a 2 litre 4 cylinder Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel engine that pumps out 170 Bhp of power along with 350 Nm of torque. 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, the twin-clutch automatic gearbox is offered as an option with the Compass Petrol.
Jeep will launch the much-awaited Trailhawk variant next month that will come with a proper 4×4 drivetrain along with a new 9-speed DCT box. Apart from this, it will come with a total of five modes which includes Sport, Sand/Mud, Rock and Auto. These modes on the Jeep Compass Trailhawk help it to reach extremely challenging locations. The Rock mode is not present in any of the other variants of the Compass and it uses the low-ratio transfer case to make the vehicle much more capable.