First made-in-India Jeep Compass rolls off the line
Production commences in Ranjangaon, drawing ever closer to the Compass' launch
The very first India-manufactured Jeep, the Compass, rolled off the assembly line today at FCA's Ranjangaon plant near Pune. The very plant that is solely responsible for producing the Compass in right-hand drive for global export, the shipping of which is scheduled to start in the last quarter of 2017.
Jeep states that the Compass will be in full production in July and is scheduled to reach dealerships around the same time in three variants – Sport, Longitude and Limited. Jeep had confirmed earlier that two engines will be on offer, a 1.4-litre petrol, and a 2.0-litre diesel and both will be available with a choice of 2WD and 4WD. You can read the full account of details shared at the unveiling here.
As per information currently available, we expect the Jeep Compass to sport a starting price of around Rs 20 lakh. If so, it would be a very strong position for the FCA brand to give competition to well-established players like Hyundai and Toyota. But while the launch is expected sometime in July, we will be driving it later this month, so stay tuned for first impressions.