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Old 21st August 2017, 17:49   #1951
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Interesting bit of news that might be related: China's Great Wall Motors announces that it is interested in acquiring Fiat Chrysler, OR parts therefore (from other reports, they're targeting Jeep, Dodge & RAM).

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-fia...KCN1B10OD?il=0

Of course FCA have promptly denied this, but its no secret that they've been scouting out for partners who would fund their financial distress, or at least sell parts of the business that would give them the money they seek. No smoke without fire somewhere...

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Old 21st August 2017, 17:56   #1952
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This is what I found from owners manual of Honda City.
Doesn't talk about loading weight.
Kerb weight minus the above will give you the loading

The website shows that for petrol - the

KB varies from 1080 - 1107 KG
GVW varies from 1455 - 1482

Leaving us with 375 for passengers and luggage
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The Duster AWD has good road manners, superb ride quality, it is quite reliable and abuse friendly, decently frugal, and adequately competent off the road, specially in slush and sand. I don't think that this list can be considered as just about it. Yes, the interiors could have been better at the price point. Recently tbhpian Delix got a Duster AWD for a little over 14 lacs on road in Kolkata. That is close to 10 lacs cheaper than the Compass 4x4! I personally think that the Duster AWD will be at least as capable as the Compass. Will have to wait for real world tests to prove that wrong. So the Duster AWD makes a lot of sense when compared with the Compass 4x4 for adventure seeking people on a tighter budget.
For people with an even tighter budget, there is the Thar, and for an even tighter one, there is the Gypsy. For people with a bit more money than the Compass there is the Endy.

Everything comes for a price, and where the Compass stands, I don't see any real competition.
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Seems FCA soon become a Chinese brand!!

Reuter reported that the China's automaker Great Wall Motor is interested in bidding for FCA and FCA seems to be positive on the deal.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-f...-idUSKCN1B10HU
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Jeep Testing a Limited version with panoramic sunroof and longitude alloys? Any news on this?

A Few Pics of the same...
Sales guy in bangalore mentioned sunroof and cruise control are for export models. He said it will not make it to indian market anytime soon.
This vehicle might be export model which is being tested.
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Extreme case of off-roading is what this weight consideration needs to be taken for. For general purpose on-road usage, this should not be much of a concern. If you have too many undulating surfaces, you're definitely not going to be fully loaded. Just a thought!!

Also, comparing against different price points and segments wouldn't do anyone any good.

I personally feel Compass is for those who like the RR Evoque at a much cheaper price.
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Old 21st August 2017, 20:41   #1957
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Seems FCA soon become a Chinese brand!!

Reuter reported that the China's automaker Great Wall Motor is interested in bidding for FCA and FCA seems to be positive on the deal.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-f...-idUSKCN1B10HU
For that matter, Volvo cars is also chinese, owned by Geely.
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Old 22nd August 2017, 07:44   #1958
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Went to check out the vehicle... First reaction: It's so tiny!

Fit & finish were good. Couldn't take test ride as there was a long line of people waiting and I had time constraints.

Compared the cabin back to back with XUV. The XUV wins hands-down on sense of space, commanding driving position & Leg room.
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Old 22nd August 2017, 08:16   #1959
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Some healthy competition
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Some healthy competition
Healthy competition! This doesn't appear like that to me. First the Hexa, now XUV. I'm getting the impression that they are worried and almost panicking. These Ads are a result of that and thereby they are giving free publicity to Compass. Healthy competition would be if they let their vehicles speak instead of their PR agency!

When some cars failed the NCAP test, Maruti Suzuki gave some absurd justifications while Volkswagen made ABS and dual airbags standard across all variants. Volkswagen let their cars speak.
Similarly here, it would have been better if Mahindra must have made XUV more tempting than this full-paper Ad. It's a beautiful picture I must say

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Had been to the Jeep Showroom this Sunday. Suprisingly, eventhough pune was having a heavy downpour the showroom had quite a few excited faces looking at the Jeep Compass.

The Car: Two Words : Massive Torque. Its a typical MJDi Engine but with a slick six speed transmission which immediately puts a smile on your face. We drove the Longitude 4x2 Diesel model. I think this variant is the best as in a perfect balance between price and features (as rightly pointed earlier 6 Airbags would have been an awesome addition). At the same time, everyone loves the top end no doubt about that, especially the snug, comfortably contoured, lovely finished leather seats.

The Showroom: Typical Fiat showroom. Loads of unorganized mayhem. Nobody knows whats going on. Then finally after a long wait, you get what you want. But, yes, It is worth the wait.

And to conclude, i know this is an SuV, but eventhough MJDi is Superb, the Jet would be something else.

PS: To the people who have test driven the Car, is it just me or the A-Pillar is weird? Not a deal breaker, but just gets time getting used to.


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Sales guy in bangalore mentioned sunroof and cruise control are for export models. He said it will not make it to indian market anytime soon.
This vehicle might be export model which is being tested.
Well, at least from the experience I had with Pune guys, I'm not sure to the extent to which they are informed (or should I say misinformed).
Apparently, According to the sales person - They have'nt launched the Petrol and the Autos now so that they can give the prospective customers something to look forward too. I don't see the point.


From A massive Fiat Fan - To a Jeep Fan Now
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Old 22nd August 2017, 09:34   #1962
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Going by racing DNA, what are the 0-60 and power to wait figures of both the cars? Handling I am sure Compass may be better.
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Some healthy competition
Free advertisement for Compass I'd say Seems like Mahindra & Tata are trying hard to not lose their potential customers to Jeep. Whether it'll backfire or not is a difficult question to answer though.
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Whether it'll backfire or not is a difficult question to answer though.
Let's wait for few more days and compare August sales figures . When is Hyundai going to target Compass like Tata and Mahindra?
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Of course FCA have promptly denied this, but its no secret that they've been scouting out for partners who would fund their financial distress, or at least sell parts of the business that would give them the money they seek. No smoke without fire somewhere...
Sergio has been quite vocal about scouting for partners. He tried to court GM and VW, but it looks like things didn't happen as he had thought.
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