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American utility vehicle Jeep unveiled the new Compass compact SUV in September. The model is significant for the iconic brand since it is planning to expand footprints around the world with the new Compass. The model is significant for India as well and it will be launched here in the second half of 2017.

Fiat Chrysler, the parent company of Jeep, will divulge more details of the Compass in Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Ahead of the debut, here are five things that you need to know about the Compass.

-New Compass will be the first Jeep product to be manufactured in India at Fiat's Ranjangaon plant. Start of production is expected from mid-2017.

-The SUV will be priced under Rs 25 lakh in India and it is expected to fetch volume sales for the American car maker.

-When launched Jeep Compass will go up against BMW X1, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Audi Q3 range.

-On styling, Compass comes with a crisper outlook which is in line with the Grand Cherokee. The pronouncing grille and wrap-around headlamp gives a contemporary look to the new Compass. The alloy wheels are in chrome shade and the vehicle also sports a contrasting roof colour.

-For India, the Compass will be employed with 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine options with maximum power of 170bhp. The engines will be coupled with 9-speed automatic, while a manual transmission is also expected.

-Jeep India will manufacture this model not only for the domestic market but also for right-hand-drive global markets.