While we have seen innumerous spyshots of the Jeep Compass testing on Indian roads, these latest images show the car’s interior for the first time. According to sources, the carmaker is carrying out quality checks and might soon unveil this India-spec model.
There’s not much to talk about the camouflaged exterior that shows off the features as seen earlier. However, what should interest our readers are the host of comfort, convenience and safety features inside. A touch screen system is seen on the centre of the dashboard. Then there’s a compass, automatic climate control, parking sensors, engine start-stop push button, 12V charging socket, AUX/USB input etc. Jeep will offer a four-wheel drive system as indicated through the multi-drive knob showing snow, sand mud and auto driving modes. Then there’s a rear blower for the convenience of passengers in the second row as well.
The engine options for the Jeep Compass might include a 1.4-litre Multiair petrol mill and a 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel motor. The petrol powerplant might produce around 140bhp of power, while the diesel unit will generate around 170bhp. A six-speed manual gearbox is expected to be offered as standard as seen in the spy pictures and the carmaker might also offer an optional eight-speed automatic for the petrol and a nine-speed automatic transmission on the diesel.
The India-made Jeep Compass is expected to go on sale by mid-2017 and will then compete with the Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will produce the SUV at their plant at Ranjangaon in Pune.