After a lacklustre start in India in 2016 with exorbitantly priced Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, Jeep has tasted success in the country with locally manufactured Compass. Priced from Rs 14.95 lakh (at the time of launch in 2017), Jeep Compass became a runaway success in terms of sales.
And now, it looks like the American UV maker plans to build on the success of Compass and at least three variants are reportedly in the pipeline.
As the festive season is around the corner, Jeep India will soon bring in the Compass Black Pack and Limited Plus. This was revealed by Kevin Flynn, the MD of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India (parent of Jeep India), in an interview with Business Standard.
Jeep Compass Black Pack
As the name suggests, the Compass Black Pack will come bathed in black exterior detailing. The new variant's roof, mirror caps, alloy wheels and leather interior are expected to get black colour treatment. Jeep had launched Compass Night Eagle edition last year in Brazil and India-spec Black Pack is expected feature similar cosmetic updates. It is not clear whether the Black Pack will be offered as a limited edition or as a regular variant option.
Jeep Compass Limited Plus
Currently, the top-end variant of the Compass is the Limited. However, it lacks some fancy features such as the sunroof, a powered driver's seat and others. The upcoming Limited Plus will add those missing bits. The Limited Plus version will also boast off a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Both the special edition will be launched soon and will not feature any mechanical updates. Jeep India has already launched Compass Bedrock limited edition at Rs 17.53 lakh in July eyeing increased sales during the festive season.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk
Jeep India will continue to offers more Compass variants with the launch of Trailhawk edition in early 2019. The Compass Trailhawk is the most off-road focused version of the SUV. It comes Active Drive Low-range 4WD system and a new 'Rock mode' for its Selec-Terrain 4WD system. The Trailhawk edition also comes with raised suspension setup, dual purpose on/off road tires and skid plates, all spot on for extreme off-roading.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk will set itself apart from other variants with anti-glare bonnet decal, dark coloured alloy wheels, all weather floor mats and revised bumpers that house exposed tow hooks. It will be the most expensive Compass variant once launched.