Jeep Compass, the much-anticipated mid-size SUV from the American automaker is all set to be launched in India on the 31st of July 2017. Earlier expected to go on sale in August, it seems the company has preponed the launch of the Compass, possibly after seeing the positive GST rates on SUVs that were implemented on 1st July 2017.
Booking for the SUV has already started with an advance payment of Rs.50,000. The Indian version, in particular, comes with the option of two engines – a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel motor.
Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed manual unit and an optional 7-speed automatic gearbox. Jeep India will be manufacturing the Compass locally at the company’s Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra, near Pune.
Interestingly, the facility will cater to both domestic and export markets and India will be the global hub for all right-hand-drive Compass SUV. From India, the right-hand drive Jeep Compass SUVs will be shipped to markets like – Australia, UK and Japan. This means we can certainly expect superior quality and performance from the Jeep Compass.