2017 Jeep Compass mule spotted testing in Bengaluru

The 2017 Jeep Compass will be manufactured locally (which should help bring down the price tag) at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) Ranjangaon facility in Maharashtra.

tech2 News Staff December 24, 2016 15:36:00 IST
2017 Jeep Compass mule spotted testing in Bengaluru

We have been waiting for Jeep to arrive in India at they finally did. What we did not expect, were the premium price tags with every single Jeep vehicle that was launched. Still then, Jeep also wants to break into the mids and what better than to build and export the new 2017 Jeep Compass in India. But before it is rolled out, comes the testing phase and the 2017 Jeep Compass was spotted once again testing in India, this time on the streets of Bengaluru.

2017 Jeep Compass mule spotted testing in Bengaluru

Image: IBTimes

Spotted by IBTimes, the Compass would be the ultimate Jeep offering for India, keeping in mind that the company wants to compete with offerings from Hyundai,  Honda, Ford, Chevrolet and even bigger premium brands like BMW and Audi.

The vehicle will be manufactured locally (which should help bring down the price tag) at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) Ranjangaon facility in Maharashtra.

2017 Jeep Compass mule spotted testing in Bengaluru

It will be rolled out to markets next year with a total of five engines options including three petrol and two diesel, across different markets globally. These include a 1.4 multiair turbo, a 1.6 and 2.0 turbo diesel, 2.4 tigershark petrol, 2.0 tigershark flex fuel (ethanol), and transmissions include a 6-speed manual/auto, and a 9 speed auto.

It will feature a 3.5- or 7-inch LED driver information display (DID) instrument cluster, steering wheel with integrated audio, voice and speed controls. In terms of the exterior the legendary seven-slot grille gets a fresh look with individual chrome slots in a Gloss Black field.

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