Jeep Com­pass

Big, burly and pack­ing in a lot of at­ti­tude – As­lam has found his kin­dred spirit

Evo India - - EVO FLEET - As­lam Kabeer

IAM A BONAFIDE MALLU which ob­vi­ously makes me a non-cer­ti­fied UAE na­tional. Which means, I have an affin­ity to­wards over­sized ob­jects (pun in­tended), be it build­ings, cell­phones or cars. SUVs too. I ob­vi­ously loved my Hyundai Verna to the hilt thanks to its bril­liant en­gine, sup­ple ride and pre­dictable han­dling, but it lacked vis­ual drama. And to fill the (big) void, the Ed has handed me the keys to the big­gest thing in our fleet – Jeep Com­pass. One week­end jaunt to Mum­bai and I have al­ready fallen in love with the Com­pass. The ride qual­ity is tremen­dous over pot­holed roads and even the ce­mented Mum­bai-Pune ex­press­way couldn’t de­ter the SUV off its path. Which ob­vi­ously equates to a great han­dling ma­chine. It’s su­per sta­ble at any given speed and you re­ally have to keep a check on the speedo or else you al­ways end up hit­ting un­men­tion­able speeds.

What I am not happy with so far is the space on the in­side. It may be big, but that does not re­flect on the in­side. The USB slot takes ages to charge my phone and the touch­screen comes with a small-ish dis­play for Ap­ple CarPlay. Ap­par­ently, Jeep has taken care of the has­sles in the lat­est Plus vari­ant. Un­for­tu­nately the Com­pass has a bit of a drink­ing habit and my Dubai-based rel­a­tives are not send­ing me bar­rels of fuel for Christ­mas. Can you help me in this re­gard, my dear­est fel­low Malay­alees? ⌧

Date ac­quired May 2018 To­tal mileage

22181km Mileage this month 1098km Costs this month `0 Over­all kmpl 10

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