India-made Jeep Compass excels in Australian NCAP crash test

By autoX Editorial | on December 23, 2017 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Jeep Compass which is manufactured in India has been awarded a five-star safety rating.

Jeep launched the Compass SUV in India in July 2017. The Compass is a global product for Jeep, and the Ranjangaon manufacturing facility is the only Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) plant in the world which manufactures the right-hand drive models of the Compass. For all the right-hand drive markets around the world, the Compass will be produced with parts sourced locally and manufactured in Maharashtra, to met the local demand as well as to be exported to right-hand drive countries.

The Compass earlier received a 5-star rating from Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) earlier in September 2017. Now that the vehicle has been launched in Australia, the Compass wasn’t again crash tested by the Australian NCAP. Following the crash test, the Compass was awarded a 5-star rating yet again.

In terms of safety equipment offered on the Compass, the safety packages on the SUV include a set of 9 airbags which contain – side, chest and curtain airbags, automatic emergency braking, and lane support systems.

In India, the Compass was launched at an astonishing sub-15 lakh price range with the top of the range model now currently being priced at Rs. 21.2 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Even though the Compass comes crammed with safety equipment even for the Indian market, Jeep recently issued a recall of 1,600 units in India over faulty airbags.

For the Indian market, Jeep offers the Compass with a 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine which develops 159bhp and 250Nm of torque. This engine is offered with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed twin-clutch automatic, both of which send power to the front wheels. Additionally, a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel motors, which is capable of generating 170bhp and 350Nm of torque is also offered but only with a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, the top trim is also offered with all-wheel drive as well.

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