The day has finally come when Jeep's much awaited compact SUV, 'Compass' hits the India Market. It is also Jeep's most affordable offering till date, it's pricing starts at Rs 14.95 lakhs and goes all the way up to Rs20.65 lakhs. The captivating SUV will be taking on some already established cars in the Indian market like Tata Hexa, Mahindra XUV 500, Renault Duster. So we now present you with a full review of its features. Let's find out what the heroic Jeep has to offer.
For 75 years the Jeep® brand has been indelibly linked to freedom, adventure, authenticity and passion. The brand’s unwavering commitment to strength and meaningful engineering has helped forge an extraordinary, uncommon bond between the vehicles and their owners.
Their core values are embodied in every Jeep vehicle’s DNA. Jeep vehicle owners have long known that Go Anywhere. Do Anything.® is a way of life, not just a slogan. The Jeep badge stands for more than a brand. In truth, it’s a badge of honour.
The Jeep has launched three models for Compass in 5 colours. The three models namely are 'Compass Sport', 'Compass Longitude', 'Compass Limited'. The SUV is available in 5 colours which are 'Vocal White', 'Hydro Blue', 'Minimal Grey', 'Exotica Red' and 'Brilliant Black'.
Leading the way in functional and premium design, the ski grey interiors of the Jeep® Compass are designed to pamper. The use of the choicest of leather and impeccable seat design, ensure maximum comfort even in the toughest terrains.
UConnect Infotainment System
The Jeep® Compass is equipped with the signature Uconnect® system on a 7.0 touchscreen. The high-resolution display with its drag & drop and pinch-to-zoom functionality gives you complete control over work and play. Added bonus is the ability to mirror your phone onto the system via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
The leather wrapped steering wheel provides a comfortable grip while giving the interiors a suave and sporty look. The wheel is also ergonomically designed with audio and phone control buttons, placed in a way that your focus never shifts off the road even while you enjoy the media controls on offer.
Customisable 3.5 (8.89 cm) Graphic Information Cluster
The 3.5 (8.89 cm) information cluster on the Compass is much more than a stunning display. It is highly interactive and puts the power in your hands to customise the personal settings and graphics according to your needs.
No matter where your journey takes you, never run out of space for memories or cargo as Jeep® Compass comes with a storage space of 438 I. Because the Jeep® Compass is loaded with configuration features like a front seat that folds forward, standard 60/40 fold-flat rear seats, a three-level adjustable rear cargo floor and clever everyday storage ideas.
Dual zone automatic temperature control
EXTERIOR: The Making Of A Legend
When you blend athletic styling with sweeping curves to create a sleek yet sharp look, you get a Jeep® Compass that leaves a trail of amazement wherever it goes. The sloping roofline and powerful wings create a stunning profile that speaks volumes about the sculpted design aesthetic.
The Jeep Trademark
The Jeep® Compass comes with dazzling front headlamp options that feature details like distinctive daytime running lamps with an available LED lighting strip.
Dominates All Terrains:-
Jeep® Active Drive 4×4 System features a rear axle disconnect that seamlessly switches between two-wheel and four-wheel drive to help increase efficiency when 4×4 capability isn't needed.
Engine (The real deal):-
2.0 Multijet II Turbo Diesel
The 2.0 Multijet II diesel engine drives a force of 173 ps, putting out a torque of 350Nm.
Fuel Efficiency –
• 4×2 – 17.1 km/l
• 4×4 – 16.3 km/l
1.4 Multiair Petrol
The 1.4 Multiair petrol engine belts out 162 ps with a torque measure of 250Nm.
Smooth, Efficient transmission:-
Effortless gear shifts give your ride unrivalled smoothness, as the Jeep® Compass comes with an option of 7-speed Dual Dry Clutch Transmission or 6-speed manual transmission. This lends split-second gear changes for a smooth drive at all speeds while keeping the vehicle fuel efficient.
Active Drive with Selec-Terrain®
The Active Drive engages when traction is needed to deliver the signature Jeep® capability. This system includes the Selec-Terrain® dial, which provides four modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on or off the road, in any weather
Hill Start Assist
An example of intelligent engineering, Hill Start Assist (HSA) contributes to the safety of the vehicle and its passengers by automatically engaging and stopping the vehicle from rolling back on an incline, thus giving you a few seconds to accelerate forward.
Electronic Parking Brake(EPB):-
The EPB adapts based on the driver's actions. The automatic drive away releases system senses if the vehicle is safe to launch and disengages. It also engages automatically when it senses open doors and unbuckled seat belts while the driver exits the vehicle without engaging the parking brake.
SAFETY AND SECURITY:
Full-length side curtains for front and rear-passengers, seat mounted side airbags for front occupants, driver single-stage and front passenger dual-stage air bags – all work together to surround you with confidence.
So this was the complete unlocking of Jeep's compact SUV 'Compass'. It would be interesting to see how the Indian market would react to this new entry. But one thing is for sure, that Jeep has really taken the compact SUV game to a whole new level.
Comment below and tell us which Suv do you think can take on 'Compass' in this category.