New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India on Monday announced the launch of its Made-in-India Jeep Compass.
The vehicle’s petrol powered version comes at a starting price of Rs 14.95 lakh (ex-Delhi), while the diesel fuelled variant has a starting price of Rs 15.45 lakh.
The company said deliveries of the sports utility vehicle (SUV), which is available for test drive and bookings at the 50 FCA and Jeep retail outlets across India, will begin nationwide on August 6, 2017.
According to the company, the SUV will be available with 2-litre multijet turbo-diesel and 1.4-litre multi-air petrol engines.
“Packed with 50+ safety and security features, 30+ premium features and 20+ pioneering technologies, the Jeep Compass is manufactured in FCA’s Joint Venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, near Pune, and is made of 65 per cent locally sourced components,” the company said in a statement.
The statement added that the company will expand its dealer network to 60 by the end of this calendar year.
“Due to the overwhelming public response to the Jeep Compass, coupled with a significant number of pre-bookings and enquiries, we decided to advance the price announcement so that potential customers can finalise their purchase decisions. We will start retails on August 6, 2017,” said Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India.
“Analysing our pre-bookings data it has made sense for us to prioritise the deliveries of diesel manual transmission variants. We will deliver petrol automatic transmission variants closer to Diwali,” he added.
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