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Jeep Compass diesel auto launch anticipated by January 2018 | Autocar India

Written by Kiara kumari

Printed On Jul 31, 2017 07:45:00 PM

Compass costs begin at Rs 14.95 lakh; deliveries of the petrol variant to start round Diwali this 12 months.

Since its entry into India in September 2016, Jeep has been working onerous to broaden its footprint within the nation. The SUV-maker now has 50 dealerships and plans to broaden to 60 stores by December 2017. Whereas a couple of retailers are new, most are FCA’s present Fiat sellers. 

The made-for-India Compass, Jeep’s first ‘mass market’ product, is priced beginning at Rs 14.95 lakh. Two engine choices are on supply – a 162hp, 1.4-litre petrol and a 173hp, 2.0-litre diesel. Whereas the petrol will get the choice of a six-speed handbook and a seven-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox, the diesel is obtainable with solely a handbook for now. A nine-speed automated is predicted to launch by January with deliveries for the mannequin to start out round February. 

The producer introduced that it has gathered round 5,000 bookings inside 40 days, with a cut up of 60:40 in favour of the top-spec diesel mannequin. Deliveries for the Compass diesel will begin on August 6, 2017, and the petrol variant round Diwali.

Jeep is providing the Compass with a guaranty of three years/1 lakh kilometres.

Together with the launch of the Compass, Jeep additionally introduced the entry of its Mopar gross sales and efficiency model in India which is able to supply varied service packages and prolonged guarantee choices for all its fashions. At an aggressive beginning value of Rs 14.95 lakh for the petrol and Rs 15.45 lakh for the entry-level diesel, the Compass now rivals the likes of the Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V.

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