FCA India’s Ranjangaon facility to make 2017 Jeep Compass
Atruly global all-new compact SUV, the 2017 Jeep Compass, will be manufactured in India, China, Brazil and Mexico, for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world. For the Indian market, the 2017 Jeep Compass will be manufactured at the Ranjangaon, Maharashtra, facility of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
The 2017 Jeep Compass expands the brand’s global reach with an unmatched combination of attributes that includes legendary and best-in-class 4x4 offroad capability, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, premium and authentic Jeep design, superior onroad driving dynamics, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings. “Our all-new 2017 Jeep Compass enters an extremely important and growing segment worldwide, and does so with an unmatched list of attributes that includes benchmark 4x4 off-road capability, exceptional on-road driving dynamics, fuel-efficient powertrains, countless advanced technology and safety features, all wrapped in a premium, authentic Jeep design,” Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA Global, said. “Built around the world for customers everywhere, Jeep Compass raises the bar in the compact-SUV segment.”
The 2017 Jeep Compass, during its India launch mid next year, will be available in 3 trim configurations. It livers best-in-class off-road capability, courtesy of 2 advanced, intelligent 4x4 systems, each of which can send 100 percent of available torque to any 1 wheel.
Compass boasts of a rigid foundation. The upper body structure and frame are engineered as a single unit for a stiff and more massefficient structure, and it is designed and built with an extensive use of highstrength steel and liberal use of structural adhesives. More than 65 percent high-strength steel is used for maximizing vehicle dynamics and crash performance while optimizing weight efficiency.
A total of 5 engines, 3 gasoline and 2 diesel, will be offered, across different markets worldwide. India will get a petrol and a diesel powertrain in manual and automatic transmission options.