Jeep had commenced pre-bookings of the Compass in June and had already received more than 5,000 bookings by the time it was launched.
In an official statement, Jeep India has announced that sales of the Compass have crossed 10,000 units. The Compass was launched in India on July 31, and it has managed to achieve this milestone in just four months’ time. The Ranjangaon based company also sent 600 units of the Compass to Japan and Australia.
Commenting on the milestone, Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA India – said, “The Jeep Compass is proving to be a popular SUV in a short span of time. We are indeed proud to cross the 10,000 sales milestone, and we are confident to continue with this great momentum in the New Year as well.” (Also Read: Our exclusive interview with Kevin Flynn about Jeep India's plans for the future)
The Jeep brand entered the Indian market in August 2016 with the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee. Being CBUs, both these models were priced on the higher side, which meant limited success. The Compass was a crucial product for Jeep India, and it seems to have hit the right note among the masses. In fact, the Jeep Compass also topped the charts in our ‘Best of 2017’ awards.
Jeep offers both diesel and petrol variants of the Compass. The petrol-powered Compass has a 1.4-litre turbocharged motor that produces 160bhp and 250Nm. This engine comes mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The diesel variant, on the other hand, is a 2.0-litre motor that pumps out 172bhp and 350Nm. The diesel model only comes paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Jeep Compass was introduced at a starting price of Rs. 14.95 lakh for the base petrol, while the top-sped diesel carried a sticker price of Rs. 20.65 lakh. Jeep has also announced that the prices of the Compass will be revised from 1st January 2018. Expect a rise in the price by about 2 to 4 percent. Prices of the base variants, however, will be maintained at Rs. 15.16 lakh (ex-showroom).