Jeep saves CompassJuly 3, 2019
The American automaker decided to release a three-row SUV in 2020.
The first novelty will get India. The five-seater Jeep Compass appeared on the global automotive market in 2016: the presentation took place in Brazil. According to the Economic Times, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles decided to launch a seven-seater model, which could be called Grands Compass. It is assumed that the new SUV will have a slightly modified exterior.
Buyers from India will be offered a local car assembly: “Grand” will be produced at the same factory as the basic version, made in 2017. The five-seat crossover started well: over the past year, it found 18,287 owners. While his rival Renault Duster sold only 10,937 units.
However, starting this year, Compass sales began to fall; in January-May, 6193 cars were sold, which is 36% less than last year. The seven-pick is designed to restore sales.
The five-seater version is built on the Small Wide 4×4 platform: the same platform at the heart of the Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade. The basic version of Compass has a length of 4.395 m. In India, the car is sold with a Multiair powertrain (gasoline engine, issuing 163 hp. Having a volume of 1.4 l) or a Multijet II diesel engine of 2 l and a capacity of 173 l. with. Both power units are paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, for the gasoline version is also offered a 7-band “robot”.
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