The Jeep Compass was revealed last week and is an extremely important car for Jeep in India. Expected to be priced at under INR 20 lakh, the Compass will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500 and the Tata Hexa.
Recently, folks at Car and Bike spotted two test mules of Jeep Compass somewhere in Pune.
The test mules gave us few clues on what the production model could feature:
- The variants caught testing here are Longitude and Limited
- The Longitude will probably be the mid-variant on offer
- The Limited will be the top-of-the-line variant
- The base variant will be the Sport
- The Limited variant features what looks like an 8.8 inch touchscreen infotainment system
- The Longitude variant gets a smaller screen which doesn’t exactly look like a touchscreen
- The Jeep Compass features two engine options – the 1.4 litre petrol and the 2 litre diesel, but the one caught testing here was the 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged motor which will produce over 170 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque
- Both cars which were being tested came with the 6-speed manual transmission
- The Longitude was a 4×2 front wheel drive version while the Limited trim was an AWD
- The Limited variant will get Jeep’s terrain response system which has driving modes that include Snow, Sand and Rock options
- The Jeep Compass will be launched in August 2017 but the production of the car will begin from June this year
- In fact the company will be exporting the Compass to right hand drive markets like UK, South Africa, Japan among others