The Jeep Compass is a hot favourite among many premium SUV buyers. The mini-me Cherokee is also pretty popular among Indian film stars. The latest Indian celebrity to have bought a Compass is South Indian actress Prayaga Martin. The Kerala-based actress recently added a red Compass to her garage. She also owns two other SUVs – a Renault Duster and a Ford Endeavour.
Prayaga rose to prominence for her role in the Tamil movie Pisaasu. The actress has even participated in TV shows like Comedy Super Night, Onnum Onnum Moonu, JB Junction, and Malabar Masala. Earlier this year, Bollywood stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Akshay Kumar were in the news for buying a Jeep Compass. Jacqueline even bought another Compass to gift it to her make-up artist on his birthday. Akshay and Jacqueline aren’t the only Bollywood actors to own an SUV from FCA India. Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Farhan Akhtar also own an FCA product. While Saif owns a Grand Cherokee SRT, Farhan has a regular Grand Cherokee. The SRT, which offers sportscar-beating performance, costs Rs 1.82 crore.
The Jeep Compass was launched in India in the second half of 2017. The cheapest Jeep SUV in India became an instant hit. With a base price of Rs 15.35 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the Compass rivals the Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra XUV500. The India-spec Compass is on sale in two engine variants, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor. The petrol engine outputs a max power of 160 bhp along with a peak torque of 250 Nm. The diesel motor offers a max power of 170 bhp along with a peak torque of 350 Nm. While the petrol motor can be ordered with either of the two transmission options, 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, the diesel engine is available with a 6-speed manual transmission only.
News Source- Manorama