The upcoming Jeep Compass has been the talk of town for quite some time now. This time around, fresh images of the test mule has surfaced once again ahead of its official launch in 2017. Positioned netween the Renegade and the Cherokee SUV, the upcoming SUV will be made-in-India and manufactured at the FCA facility in Ranjangaon.
For the Indian market, Jeep is expected to offer the Compass in 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine option. As for US and other developed markets, the SUV will be powered by a naturally aspirated 2.4-litre engine. The vehicle will be available in six-speed manual and a nine-speed automatic transmission option. Additionally, we expect to see a range of powertrain options, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) had revealed its plans earlier to have 17 powertrain options that will be offered on the new Jeep Compass.
As for the design aspect, the new Jeep Compass shares the design language of the Grand Cherokee with muscular looks, square wheel arches and unique LED tail lamps. The interior also borrows traits from the Cherokee with a neat looking cabin in black and grey finish, and premium upholstery. In terms of features it will be loaded with 8.4mm touchscreen, push-button start, a dual panoramic sunroof and rear aircon vents. The locally made SUV will also be exported to international markets. The new Jeep Compass will get front-wheel drive system as standard, while the all-wheel drive system will be optional right from launch. Additional details about the upcoming SUV will be known in the coming days.