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Indigenously-Built Jeep Compass To Hit Indian Roads Soon

FCA India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is all set to roll out the Jeep Compass from its Pune manufacturing facility by June 2017

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FCA India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is all set to roll out the Jeep Compass from its Ranjangaon manufacturing facility near Pune by June 2017.


The company, which had invested $280 million (around Rs.28 crore) in the Jeep Compass project, has also announced two powertrain options that will be offered with the Jeep Compass – the 160+ HP, 250 Nm Multi-air petrol and the 170+ HP, 350 Nm diesel.


The sports utility vehicle (SUV) will also come with variants of 6-speed manual transmission and 7-speed Dual Dry Clutch Technology Automatic or DDCT. Both these engines will be BS VI compliant in India.


At the SUV’s first showcase at its manufacturing facility, Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India, said, “The local production schedule of the Jeep Compass is firmly on track and we are all set to begin local production of the Jeep brand’s Global SUV by June this year. The Jeep Compass will come with several industry-first features and will set benchmarks in the Indian SUV space.”


“One of the important highlights of the Jeep Compass is that both its export as well as the India models will be identical in terms of Build and Quality. We will export to international right-hand drive markets from India,” he added. 


It may be recalled that FCA had launched the Jeep brand in the market for the first time in August 2016 with its completely built units (CBU) and the company has been on track with its strategy to launch a heavily-localized SUV for the Indian market this year.


FCA India has claimed that the Jeep Compass will have the highest levels of quality and will be one of the safest SUVs on Indian roads when launched in the third quarter of calendar year 2017.