The Jeep Compass is all-set to drive into the Indian automotive market in August 2017. Ahead of its scheduled India launch, surveys say that the Jeep Compass is likely to be priced from Rs. 15-16 lakhs onwards for the petrol variant. The company is supposed to launch the Jeep Renegade in India followed by an all-new sub 4-meter SUV. The Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport rival is expected to be launched sometime in 2019, while project development is underway.
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The unique design- Retaining the same boxy design like that of the SUV sold in the international market, the upcoming Renegade SUV will sport signature style multi-slat grille along with round headlamps. It will be also given a chunky bumper, which will be incorporating a bigger air dam with fog lamps on the sides. The rear section carries small tail lamp design with large bumper and roof spoiler. The SUV will supposedly sport leather interior with a host of features that will embellish the overall design of the cabin. In terms of features, the SUV is likely to be seen with attributes like steering mounted controls, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel and other unique features as well.
The lucrative features- The new sub-compact Jeep SUV is internally codenamed as Jeep 526 and is expected to share its design with the Jeep Renegade. The SUV is expected to come with round headlights along with the signature seven-slat grilles. Jeep will supposedly manufacture the Renegade locally in India and will be positioned below the Compass. It is expected that the Renegade will be priced in the range of Rs 12 lakh to 15 lakh. The petrol variant will be equipped with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol, which can develop 138bhp of max power while the diesel unit will see a Fiat sourced 2.0-litre MultiJet II Diesel that is alluring for 170bhp. The transmission duties will be carried out by a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DDCT dual-clutch automatic transmission for petrol and 6-speed manual gearbox for diesel.
Eye-catching Equipments- As far as the features go, the brand new 2017 Jeep Compass SUV will sport a rich cabin that will also include a 5-inch Uconnect touch screen infotainment system for the base variant, bigger 7-inch touch screen display with Android Auto and Apple Car Play compatibility for higher variants, Key-less entry with start or stop button, automatic climate control, Beats 9-speaker audio system with sub-woofer and much more.
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The new compact SUV is at present in the development stage and is supposed to be positioned below the Jeep Renegade in India. While the Renegade is expected to be launched in India by end-2018, the new sub-compact SUV will be introduced globally in 2018, while the SUV is likely to make its Indian debut in 2019. The sub 4-metre compact SUV most probably be equipped with an AWD system and fitting in all the off-road hardware will be quite exciting altogether. The new Jeep sub-compact SUV will be a global offering from the American carmaker and India will be its export hub for the global markets.