Jeep Compass, launched in July, 31 has unsettle the SUV market since then. The SUV has proved itself profitable to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The mid-size suv was launched with three variants – Sport, Longitude and Limited which is available in both petrol and diesel option and this gives a lot of option to the consumers. Jeep Compass shares the same engine from Jeep Renegade, however, the design clearly signifies from Grand Cherokee SUV. The bulky styling and the Jeep signature grille design makes it much appealing. The SUV is powered with a 1348cc, 4-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine and a 1956cc, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The petrol engine is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, but not with a 4×4 system.
The mid-size suv has received bookings over 10,000 within a month of launch. Commenting on the new sales milestone, Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India said, “The Jeep Compass is proving to be a popular SUV in a short span of time. We are indeed proud to cross the 10,000 Sales milestone and we are confident to continue with this great momentum in the New Year as well.” Jeep has been exporting the SUV to Japan and australia since October 2017 from its Ranjangaon manufacturing facility.
Following the success, Jeep has decide to increase the price of the suv by 2-3 percent expect for the base model Sports(Petrol) which costs Rs 15.16 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), all other variants will receive a price hike ranging between 2-4 per cent from January 1, 2018.
Recently, Jeep has recalled the Compass over safety issue with the front airbags stating about loose fasteners which can impact working of airbags during collision. Jeep has stated saying that the recall may effect a small batch with around 1200 units. Jeep Compass, across the range, comes with a 3-year/100,000 kms manufacturer warranty and a service cycle of 15,000 kms/1 year.