Jeep Compass was a runaway success for the ailing FCA, now the company has today announced that they have already sold 10,000 units of the super successful Jeep Compass. FCA has also announced a price hike of around 2 to 4% from January 2018. Noteworthy here is that there is no price hike on the entry level variant that will continue to be sold at Rs. 15.16 Lakh ex showrooms. The icing on the cake is that FCA has also shipped 600 units, the first batch of the Ranjangaon-manufactured Jeep Compass to Japan and Australia in October this year and it is already on sale in Japan. The Jeep Compass was launched on the 31st of July with deliveries starting on 6th August.
Commenting on the milestone, Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA India said, “The Jeep Compass is proving to be a popular SUV in a short span of time. We are indeed proud to cross the 10,000 Sales milestone and we are confident to continue with this great momentum in the New Year as well. Customers have appreciated the competitive price positioning of the Jeep Compass since launch. Effective January 1, 2018, prices will increase by 2-4%, except for the entry level variant, which will be maintained at INR 15.16 lakh (ex-showroom). Jeep will continue to offer a compelling Product and Price package in the New Year.
The Jeep Compass comes powered by a 2.0L MultiJet Diesel and 1.4L Multi-Air Turbo Petrol. The Diesel engine has 173PS and 350 Nm of torque while the Petrol engine makes 162PS and 250Nm of torque. The Diesel version of the Compass gets a 6-speed manual transmission while the Petrol comes with both he 6-speed manual as well as the 7-speed DDCT (Dry Dual Clutch Technology) or Automatic Transmission. The Compass is available in three trims – Sport, Longitude and Limited and 10 variants, including a 4×2 Turbo Petrol with a 7-speed automatic transmission (DDCT).
The Jeep Compass is currently being retailed out of 50 Jeep-flagship and FCA outlets, across 47 cities. FCA is expanding its sales network to 60 outlets by the end of this calendar year. The Jeep Compass comes with a three-year / 100,000 km manufacturer’s warranty and in addition, a complimentary Road-side Assistance (RSA) package for three (3) years. Customers can avail of an extended warranty program to enjoy additional warranty up to one or two years.