Jeep Compass to launch with comprehensive line-up

The smallest SUV from Jeep will get petrol, diesel, 4x4 and auto gearbox options.

The Jeep brand has been with us for a few months now but it hasn’t really succeeded in making a name for itself thanks to a tiny dealer spread and its highly priced imports finding very few takers. However, with the soon-to-be-launched Compass, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India (FCA) will be taking the Jeep brand into the larger volume segment of the market and is leaving no stone unturned.

When it comes to new launches, companies generally hold back a few options for later to sustain interest. But given Jeep's situation, FCA will launch the Compass with a comprehensive line-up which will include a diesel, petrol, automatic and a 4x4 drivetrain too.

Although the company is tight-lipped about engine details, we believe the diesel will be the Multijet 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that should put out 170hp and 350Nm of torque. The automatic gearbox, a nine-speed unit, is likely to be paired with this engine. For the petrol Compass, it will be the high-tech 1.4-litre Multiair engine that puts out 140hp. The engine uses a turbocharger and has electro-hydraulic solenoids between the camshaft and the valve to achieve precise variable timing. This helps the  engine claim more power and efficiency than a regular variable valve timing engine. True to Jeep's off-roading credentials, the 4x4 system will have a low ratio and a traction management system for various terrains like sand, mud, rocks etc.

FCA will be assembling the Compass in India for the domestic and export markets and the vehicles will come with a high level of localisation. The diesel engine is also expected to be used in Tata’s upcoming Q501 SUV.

Also read

Jeep Compass image gallery

Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.
See more about:  jeep, compass

About the author...

Sergius Barretto

One of our new members on the editorial team Sergius has been a part of the automotive industry for 18 years, fixing, selling, training and consulting on all things automotive. Auto enthusiast by birth. Auto engineer by education. Now auto journalist by profession.

Recent articles by Sergius:
The Honda Civic is coming back, and we’ve driven it this month! This and lots more in the Feb 2017 issue of Autocar India.
What's in this issue?

comments powered by Disqus


Trending Now
Latest News
Mercedes-AMG reveals three new special models
All three limited-edition models feature unique colour and trim...
2 hours ago   5 pictures
Volkswagen Arteon teased ahead of Geneva debut
Essentially a successor to the Passat CC, the Arteon will rival the BMW...
16 hours ago   2 pictures
Porsche 911 R delivered to Indian customer
The 911 R delivered to a collector in Bengaluru is one of 991 units produced...
16 hours ago   1 picture
Maruti Boosterjet engine: A close look
The new 1.0-litre three-cylinder Boosterjet engine produces 102hp; to make...
16 hours ago   9 pictures
McLaren reveals 2017 F1 car with new livery
The Honda-powered MCL32 receives an all-new black, orange and white livery
17 hours ago   2 pictures

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 210 | Autocar India: February 2017

The Honda Civic is coming back, and we’ve driven it this month! This and lots more in the Feb 2017 issue of Autocar India.
Autocar Magazine
Latest Poll
When seated at the rear do you buckle up?

or View results

Vote now
View previous Polls »