The much anticipated and much talked about all-new Jeep Compass SUV price in India will be finally revealed in a few hours from now. The American auto giant’s made-in-India, made-for-India SUV is its most affordable yet in the country and one that will see about 65 per cent of local content going in. The SUV is being produced at Fiat’s Ranjangaon facility, near Pune and will act as a global manufacturing hub for all RHD Compass SUVs. The model has already garnered well over 1000 bookings and it now boils down to a competitive pricing that will do justice to all the hype. Set to compete with the likes of Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV500 among others, expect the new Jeep Compass SUV to carry a price tag in the range of Rs.18-22 lakh (ex-showroom).
The India-spec Jeep Compass will come in both diesel and petrol engine options – 1.4-litre petrol and an all new 2-litre diesel motor. The former is a 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that makes 160 bhp and develops 260 Nm of peak torque, while diesel motor, also a 4-cylinder turbocharged unit, makes 170 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. The Jeep Compass diesel is likely to be the first one to be launched and will come with a manual 6-speed gearbox. This will be followed by the launch of the automatic variant, mated to a 7-speed Dual Dry Clutch Transmission (DDCT) and the petrol version as subsequently