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Old 10th August 2017, 13:31   #1801
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Does it not make more sense to compare a Hexa v Compass, as compared to Octavia v Compass?! It isn't the price point, but the car capability that should be the criteria, surely.
For someone looking at more space and maximum value, while not compromising on the build quality and even AWD abilities - Hexa wins hands down. Whereas Compass is way ahead in terms of the premium feel, engines, safety specs etc on the lower variants as well. But this section of AWD customers would constitute a very small percent of the overall market.

For most of the market considering the Hexa or even Compass or XUV- it's the automatic variants and the 2WD variants that sell - where the Hexa is just an MPV, XUV is aggressive (may be overstyled full size SUV and Compass is a small premium SUV). They would not care about the AWD capabilities that matter for these to qualify as an SUV, but go purely based on the looks. Those customers wouldn't look at cross shopping with the Compass against a Hexa, which is more of a premium four seater. Due to the sheer looks alone, XUV 5OO presents itself as a lot more relevant competition to the Compass as compared to the Hexa.

Similarly for the Octavia - the comparisons arise due to the fact that the pricing falls in the same ballpark whereas traditionally, the SUVs always commanded a premium with very less features. That said, for someone looking at features and space - Octavia would win hands down. But Compass just brought the bar closer to the Octavia as compared to the likes of its stablemate Tiguan which even gets lower spec engines for a much higher price.

Each product has their own merits and demerits. As far as the market is concerned, I feel it's the segment where Compass is placed which will grow faster as compared to other two.
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Old 10th August 2017, 13:43   #1802
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Are you therefore suggesting that the price of the car is what determines the segment it is placed in?

Speaking for myself, I would first decide what I want from a car and then look for cars in my budget that can do that to compare against each other. I would never be in a Octavia or Compass argument in my head, because they are meant for different uses.
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I got sms from the Chennai Jeep Dealer that prices maybe corrected upwards by 10% due to upcoming Cess on GST from 10/09/2017 and hence asking me to book in advance.

Dont know where he got that date.
I guess the more important question here is, if i book my compass today, will i be assured of getting the same on road price as of today, even if the delivery is after 10th sept?
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I would never be in a Octavia or Compass argument in my head, because they are meant for different uses.
Not necessarily, and that's the exact reason why crossovers are getting more and more popular - not just in India, but globally as well!

Unlike traditional SUV and sedan categories - they tend to appeal to both the segments as a midway compromise between the two. Clearly evident in this thread as well where the comparisons have come from the likes of Octavia and Hexa/ XUV.

How is it similar to Octavia? Quite a lot - Build quality, highway manners, 2.0 diesel engine with almost comparable specs, premium appeal etc. Even a poor reputation for service. Take an example of someone looking at a good highway cruiser, but doesn't want the bulk of a traditional SUV - both of these vehicles are going to appeal to him.

In a world where people use different vehicles for each purposes - it doesn't make much sense. But nowadays, people want one vehicle that can do multiple roles - and hence the comparisons that cross the segment barriers.

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How is it similar to Octavia? Quite a lot - Build quality, highway manners, 2.0 diesel engine with almost comparable specs, premium appeal etc. Even a poor reputation for service. Take an example of someone looking at a good highway cruiser, but doesn't want the bulk of a traditional SUV - both of these vehicles are going to appeal to him.
In that case, why isn't the Hexa equally comparable for the same reasons? Yes it is bigger in size, but in terms of length/width that are the two critical dimensions, so is Octavia compared to the significantly smaller in length Compass.

And as for highway manners, I would pick the Octavia any day for safety; both Hexa and Compass would be more susceptible to rolling over than Octavia.
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It took me a few days to catch up all the pages in this thread as the number of posts kept accelerating faster than what I could read

My observation is that the pricing looks ok, the base variants loose out on important features and could have been priced a tad more lower. The top end versions should justify their pricing by getting the missing features like 6 airbags, cruise control and panoramic sunroof. Diesel automatic 4x4 is a big miss and will drive away many genuine buyers. The price difference between a few variants is absurd and should be corrected.

I'm certainly looking for an upgrade, the Compass looks enticing, but I guess I should wait for atleast an year so that FCA gets its acts right in regards to features, stability and service of this product.
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FCA India seems to have received 9,000+ bookings for Jeep Compass as of yesterday as per a senior executive working with them.
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Suddenly, the TUV 300 looks like a wanna-be Compass(No offence to Mahindra owners here :-). It will be interesting to see if the launch of Compass will put a dent on TUV sales, not because its in the price bracket or segment, but because it might look like an imitation of Compass.
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FCA India seems to have received 9,000+ bookings for Jeep Compass as of yesterday as per a senior executive working with them.
That's about 4000 bookings since 10 days after the price announcement, in comparison to 5000 pre-bookings. So they price has indeed been well received by the mass market.

That's almost a three month waiting period I guess, for people planning to join the queue now.
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Hi All,

I'm looking for an upgrade and considering the Compass;

Have the below queries can you guys help me with the same:
1: Does the 4*4 Limited have hill descent?
2: The list of features in the Jeep Compass website doesn't talk about hill descent, but I saw couple of reviews on YouTube where they show the Compass getting down the hill/slope with very little input from the driver on the brake or the accelerator; they are just controlling the steering; Does that mean the Jeeps 4*4 Active drive system takes care of the hill descent automatically?

Your expert comments are appreciated!

Thanks!

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But will not Mopar soon have spares of the Compass HIDs
I have heard that Spare parts could be an issue (long wait times) since MOPAR doesn't have a legal presence/warehouse in India at present.

So we could have situation where parts made here are exported to their UK warehouse and then shipped back !!!
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I have heard that Spare parts could be an issue (long wait times) since MOPAR doesn't have a legal presence/warehouse in India at present.
Most of the FIAT parts available recently have all been MOPAR. The shift happened a long time back itself. For example, the clutch plate changed on my car few months back was shipped from MOPAR India. Image here

Also remember a press release stating that the MOPAR warehouse is one of the largest among brands in India. Also, it doesn't make sense to make India a production hub without a warehouse!
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Most of the FIAT parts available recently have all been MOPAR. The shift happened a long time back itself
If thats the case then why are they discussing it at the highest levels? Also this link talks about MOPAR launching in India : https://auto.ndtv.com/news/fca-india...-india-1706763
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Suddenly, the TUV 300 looks like a wanna-be Compass(No offence to Mahindra owners here :-). It will be interesting to see if the launch of Compass will put a dent on TUV sales, not because its in the price bracket or segment, but because it might look like an imitation of Compass.
Well; it might actually increase the desirability of the TUV. Something like a poor man's compass?
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If thats the case then why are they discussing it at the highest levels? Also this link talks about MOPAR launching in India : https://auto.ndtv.com/news/fca-india...-india-1706763
Even in service bills they have removed Fiat logo and replaced it with Mopar logo.

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