SPIED: Jeep Compass spotted in India for the first time during a public road test

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles owned brand Jeep recently made its way to India with the launch of three new models – the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee SRT. While FCA is currently opening new dealerships for the marquee across the country, another upcoming model from the manufacturer has been spied testing.

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Spotted for the first time in India during a public road test is none other than the Jeep Compass. The Compass compact SUV, which made its world debut in Brazil about a month ago; is likely to land onto Indian shores shortly after it is launched in the global market. The test mule, although heavily wrapped, reveals the tail lights and bumpers and gives way to conclude that the model is indeed the Compass.

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It is believed that the India-spec Compass will be powered by a Fiat sourced 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine that will be capable of producing a power output of 172 hp. Internationally, the model will come mated to a 1.6-litre Multi jet II diesel engine while a petrol engine would also be offered. The model will be offered in four trim levels – Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk.

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Features on the Compass compact SUV include Xenon headlamps with LED DRLs, automatic headlamps and wipers, electrically foldable ORVMs, black leather seats with contrasting red stitching, dual zone climate control, 8 way power adjustable driver seat, tyre pressure monitoring system, engine start-stop button, keyless entry, premium audio system with nine speakers and an 8.4 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

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The Jeep Compass will be the first model from the brand that will be locally assembled at parent company Fiat’s facility located in Ranjangaon near Pune, Maharashtra. Production for the left hand drive Compass will be undertaken at the FCA’s plant in Goiana, Brazil.

Spy image courtesy: Autocar

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