With respect to the interior, the cabin is well-equipped and comes with smart white leather upholstered seats that extends to the door as well. The overall dashboard layout is simplistic and functional, but elegant. The centre console boasts of a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The model also gets height adjustable driver's seat, electronic parking assist, frequency sensing damping technology and a lot more.
In fact, Jeep India says the Compass gets over 50 safety features including hill start assist, full function Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Panic Brake Assist, Hydraulic Boost Failure Compensation and Electronic Roll Mitigation. The SUV comes with a total of six airbags.
Power on the Jeep Compass SUV comes from two engine options. For petrol duties, there is a new 1.4-litre Multi-Air Turbo motor that makes 160 bhp of power and 250 Nm of peak torque, paired to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT automatic. Diesel power comes from the 2-litre Multijet oil burner tuned for 170 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque, and is paired to only a 6-speed manual for now. This will be followed by the launch of the automatic trim later in the timeline. While the petrol motor will be available in only the 2WD guise, diesel will be offered in both 2WD and 4WD options. Both engines, Jeep says are scalable to BS-VI emission norms, making it future ready.
Jeep Compass Engine Specifications:
|Max Power||160 bhp||170 bhp|
|Peak Torque||250 Nm||350 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT/7-speed DCT||6-speed MT|
Jeep India is offering 3 years/100,000 km warranty on the Compass. There is also FCA's Mopar care with 3 year complimentary 24x7 Roadside Assistance. The service interval is at 15,000/1 year.
Jeep says the new Compass SUV has received over 38,000 enquiries while bookings stand at 5000. The company aims to operate out of around 50 dealerships across the country by this year end, while its service network comprises 48 centres across India. Deliveries of the Jeep Compass diesel will commence first, the company says while the petrol version will be delivered at a later date.