2017 Jeep Compass Brings More Fun to Small SUV Segment

2017 Jeep Compass Brings More Fun to Small SUV Segment

Planning to buy a small SUV? Keep your cash ready as the 2017 Jeep Compass is all set to officially launch in August this year.

The Indian small SUV segment is not going to be the same after August this year. It is going to be hotter and full of excitement as the highly-awaited 2017 Jeep Compass SUV is all set to make a debut in India in the month of August this year. Jeep has officially started taking bookings for its upcoming Jeep Compass SUV, and it has received an overwhelming response with 1000 bookings in just 3 days. One can book his/her Jeep Compass SUV by through online or offline mode by paying just Rs.50,000.

The Jeep Compass 2017 is going to be a tough player in the small SUV segment. Coming from the Jeep’s family with a strong line-up of Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler, the Jeep Compass has a smaller footprint but it still tough, stylish and great in terms of driving experience. The 2017 Jeep Compass has been in the news since its first unveiling a few months back. And now, when the official launching dates are out, the Jeep Compass has started attracting small SUV buyers.

Let’s have a close look at the 2017 Jeep Compass to understand how this all-new small SUV is going bring more fun in its segment.

Exterior Design, Looks & Aesthetics

On the first look, one can easily say that the Jeep Compass looks much smaller than its family members like the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler.

Carrying the same DNA, the exterior looks, design and appearance confirms that this SUV belongs to the Jeep family.On the front, this small SUV gets the seven chrome-bound slats for a forceful statement with the sharp Xenon head lights on both the end. The bonnet has been designed to match the toughness of the exterior looks without compromising with style at any step. A few people can believe that it is the Jeep Cherokee while seeing from the front. The front gets chrome additions here and there to add a bit of premiumness. The side and rear too gets a chrome line running which look clean and fresh. Overall, it is a fresh and appealing exterior design which will attract the young SUV buyers.

Interiors

The premiumness continues on the inside as well. Everything you find inside is made up of good quality material, starting from the dashboard, side padding, knobs and switches to the leather upholstery. It is one of the cheapest offerings from Jeep, but it still isn’t cheap in terms of fit and finish quality on the inside. The stylish and well-planned dashboard with the modern infotainment system with piano black finish gels up very well with the interiors.

The grey leather seats are of superfine quality and offer great comfort on long journeys. It offers great cushioning, which is really good for cars in this segment. There is enough of leg room, knee room and the headrest and armrest add up to your comfort. There is enough of storage space and pockets for your convenience. If we have to rate the Jeep Compass in terms of interior cabin space, quality, fit and finish, we would give away 5 stars to it.

Engine & Drive

The Jeep Compass is offered with two engine options – 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged and a 2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. The petrol engine is capable to produce a maximum power of 160 bhp and 260 NM of maximum torque. The diesel engine on the other hand churns out 170 bhp and 350 NM of peak torque. Buyers can either choose the 6-speed manual gearbox or the 7-speed automatic gearbox variant. It will get four-wheel-drive system with different driving modes like Snow, Sand and Rock. The engines are powerful and capable enough to deliver outstanding on-road and off-roading experience.

Safety & Convenience Features

The list of features on the Jeep Compass is quite long. For your safety and convenience, this small SUV has everything to offer which generally comes at its price segment. There is a touch-screen infotainment system with 7-inch display, added with adequate AUX and USB ports. However, it isn’t very good in terms of operation and touch isn’t responsive too. You would find a compass but there is no inbuilt navigation system on this small SUV.

This infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and is coupled with six-speaker system for your entertainment on-the-go. It also supports voice commands and Bluetooth audio streaming. Other convenience features include dual-zone climate control and rear-seat armrest.

For safety, the Jeep Compass gets six airbags, fog lamps, child seat anchors – Isofix, Hill-Start Assist, electronic roll mitigation, All-Speed Traction Control (TCS), electric parking brake (EPB) and other brilliant features.

Launch Date in India

The booking for 2017 Jeep Compass has started through online and offline modes with a payment of Rs.50,000. This small SUV will be officially launched in August 2017.

Price in India

The 2017 Jeep Compass is expected to be priced between Rs.20 lakhs – Rs.25 lakhs. At its expected price tag, the Jeep Compass is definitely a value for money deal when compared with other SUVs in the segment.

Are you planning to book a 2017 Jeep Compass for yourself? Or you have already booked one? Share your thoughts and comments in the section below.

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