Jeep finally made its way to India earlier this year and while its current SUVs are far from the reach of the common man, the American automaker will be introducing a more affordable SUV in the second half of 2017. To be locally manufactured for domestic and global markets, the Jeep Compass was recently unveiled in Brazil and shares its underpinnings with the Renegade compact SUV.
The Compass carries the design language from the Grand Cherokee and looks quintessentially Jeep in from angle. The automaker will locally manufacture the model at the company’s Ranjangaon facility near Pune. Engine options are expected to include the 2.0-litre petrol and diesel mills while transmissions will comprise manual and automatic units. The Jeep Compass will come equipped with 4×4 right from launch, keeping the brand’s off-roading heritage intact.
Expected Launch: Late-2017
Expected Price: ₹ 25 lakh to ₹ 30 lakh