As Jeep continues to test its upcoming compact SUV the Compass on the Indian roads, a fresh batch spy shots of the SUV has started doing the rounds on the internet, which have been taken while the test mule was undergoing testing in Himachal Pradesh.
The images come from a TeamBHP forum member and like earlier, the Compass is seen testing in its fully camouflaged form. FCA India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is expected to launch the new Compass in the country in mid-2017.
The interesting bit is that unlike other offerings of Jeep in India, the upcoming Compass will be made in the country at Fiat's Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra. This will also help the company to price it aggressively. Rumour has it that the new Jeep Compass would carry a price tag of around Rs 25 lakh. Jeep currently sells its Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Grand Cherokee in India in the range of Rs 71.59 lakh to Rs 1.12 crore.
Under the hood, the new Compass is expected to get 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel mill that can churn out 170bhp mated to either 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic transmissions. The Compass is expected to be offered in both 2WD and 4WD configuration and will also feature Selec-terrain that will allow drive to choose from a variety of driving modes. The Jeep Compass is expected to come with features such as 8.4mm touchscreen, leather seats push-button start, a dual panoramic sunroof and rear aircon vents.
Image Source: Team BHP