With the new additional 7 per cent cess levied on all SUVs, manufacturers in India have been forced to increase prices of their vehicles.
The recently launched Jeep Compass SUV that has already seen over 10,00 bookings has also undergone a price hike. The Jeep Compass will be pricier by between Rs 21,000 to Rs 72,000 depending on the variant and engine option.
The base model of the Jeep Compass will be now priced at Rs 15.16 lakh (ex-showroom) while the most expensive version of the car with the 4×4 will be priced at Rs 21.40 lakh.
Both the petrol and the diesel version of the Jeep Compass have had a price correction as the tax applicable under the new GST regime is now at 50 per cent as compared to 43 per cent that it was when GST rolled out in July 2017.
The Jeep Compass is available to customers in three trims – Sport, Longitude and Limited and 10 variants, including a 4×2 Turbo Petrol with a 7-speed automatic transmission (DDCT).
Packed with 50+ safety and security features, Jeep Compass is one of the safest SUVs on Indian roads.
Customers can choose from two powertrain options – the 173 PS, 350 Nm, 2.0-litre MultiJet Turbo Diesel and the 162 PS, 250 Nm, 1.4-Multi-Air Turbo Petrol.
The Diesel variant is being offered with the 6-speed manual transmission while the Petrol comes with both options, the 6-speed manual as well as the 7-speed DDCT (Dry Dual Clutch Technology) or Automatic Transmission.
The Sport and Longitude trims are available in two-wheel drive (4×2) only while the top of the line trim, Limited comes with choice of 4×2 as well as four-wheel drive (4×4) options.
The Limited is equipped with Jeep’s legendary Jeep Active Drive with Selec Terrain Traction Management System that lets the driver chose from four terrain modes – Auto, Mud, Sand and Snow.
FCA India started deliveries of the Jeep Compass on August 6, 2017. The Jeep Compass is currently being retailed out of 50 Jeep-flagship and FCA outlets, across 47 cities.
FCA is expanding its sales network to 60 outlets by the end of this calendar year.