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Old 20th June 2017, 18:16   #631
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Provided the pricing is right, this offering is bound to eat away sales of Fortuner, Endeavour, 5oo, Creta. Pajero and V-Cross dont seem to sell much anyway to see a dent.
It may not impact Fortuner / Endeavour. They are different segments and people buying them have a different requirements all together. The rest it may impact.

I own a Fortuner and a Tucson. Requirement of each car was totally different. Jeep was not even on horizon while buying the Tucson.
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Provided the pricing is right, this offering is bound to eat away sales of Fortuner, Endeavour, 5oo, Creta. Pajero and V-Cross dont seem to sell much anyway to see a dent.
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I doubt that people looking at Fortuner, Endeavour or Pajero might consider Jeep Compass. People mostly buy those for different needs.

There might be cross shopping with the XUV 500 and Creta. People who are looking for a compact SUV but with some exclusivity.
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Went to the Jeep India website to get the details around the Compass.

Alas,they dont even have a e-brochure .Come on Jeep,you go to do better.

I just hope they would be better prepared in terms of providing service to their customers.
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Went to the Jeep India website to get the details around the Compass.

Alas,they dont even have a e-brochure .Come on Jeep,you go to do better.

I just hope they would be better prepared in terms of providing service to their customers.
Here you go. The website seems half baked.
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Motorbeam have come out with their review of Jeep Compass. Their summary is again similar to all the reviews till now.
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FCA has made a huge effort for getting the Jeep brand in India and especially setting up the Compass project in India for making it the manufacturing hub for right-hand drive export markets. The SUV is quite capable and feels good to drive too. It also comes with a reasonable amount of equipment, however, there are some missing features for a car belonging to this segment. It will be interesting to see the price point in which it is being offered and how it is positioned against the competition in the Indian market. If priced attractively, the Jeep Compass is one SUV which will pull people from both smaller and bigger SUVs as it offers the best of both worlds.

What's Cool
* Appealing Jeep design, road presence
* Spacious and practical cabin
* 2.0-litre diesel engine grunt
* Super driving dynamics and off-road ability
What's Not So Cool
* Jeep limited after sales network
* A few essential features missing
Here are some awesome shots of Compass taken by them.

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This seems botched from the beginning. Web site half baked. Price in suspense - I guess even FCA is not clear what price to launch at.

Lack of Automatic takes away a big chunk of addressable clientele. I am quite certain after the initial bluster, this will settle like Hyundai Tucson at around 100 units a month. Unless the price is really mouth-watering and they launch Auto box soon.
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Here you go. The website seems half baked.
Thanks for this Nikhil.I could see these details on the site.

What I was looking for was the variant details(features in each variant) which should be normally available in the e-brochure.

Seems Jeep is also confused about the prices since I thought they would announce prices on 19th June.I may be wrong on this.

Also,I am in the market to buy a diesel automatic SUV at around 20L.Disappointed that Jeep has decided not to have any diesel automatic.Choices are now limited to Tucson(not selling well) and XUV 500(engine upgrade in the offing).
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Jeep Compass vs Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Tucson vs Mahindra XUV 500



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Full review of JEEP Compass( Auto Variant)- German view (Autogefühl)
That's quite a decent review of the Jeep and I think he summed it up by saying that it's a very good compact SUV. However, the question remains - Is the market ready to pay a premium for a decently put together soft-roader compact SUV with a good fit and finish without a diesel auto tranny?

PS: It seems like the reviewer is not too familiar with geometrical shapes, kept referring to the square patterns as a triangle for some reason.

The video does have a decent track though.
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I think Jeep haven't released pricing keeping the impending launch of GST in mind. Although given that the tax slabs are already known, ex-showroom prices could have been announced maybe?
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Checked out the Jeep Compass at Hyson Jeep, Thrissur today at their unveiling event. They gave me a chance to speak publicly about what I, as a prospective customer, expects from the Compass. Sure gave them an earful.. Phew! What a relief!

Here are a few pics from the event

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That's me in the driving seat

What I noticed :
Looks great. Neither too big nor too small.
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Build quality is good. Not German good.
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Interiors are better than I expected. The touchscreen is on the smaller side though. Looks like an eye sore in an otherwise good looking cabin. Seats are supportive. But I find the ones on say, a VW Jetta superior.
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The gear knob feels so good in the hand
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Rear seats are supportive. Space is adequate. Seat recline angle could've been better.

All in all, felt like a good package. But the price is going to be the differentiating factor here. Guess the dealers themselves are as confused as we are. One guy promised a top end 4WD for less than 25L on road. Another guy said 24L ex showroom for the same. And I heard yet another one talking to another customer that this is Jeep's answer to Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Merc GLA... Dayummm!
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Jeep Compass vs Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Tucson vs Mahindra XUV 500
I went through the review and Rohit concludes that:

Tata Hexa is VFM with excellent suspension. The ageing motor and clunky gearbox let it down.
Hyundai Tuscon trumps in terms of premium feel and has the best motor of the trio.
Compass is the vehicle built for enthusiasts and has balance of premium features and sporty characteristics.

The kind of hype this vehicle has created is similar to Hexa before launch. I hope Fiat doesn't kills it with stupid pricing and lack of dealerships!!

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I dont know how - None - of you are talking about the engine !!

I am very thankful - Fiat - has not used the 1.6L MJD with the Compass !
I am very thankful - Fiat - has used the 2L MJD with the Compass !
I am very thankful - Fiat - has given a 6 speed manual transmission with the Compass !

I am not happy at all that - Fiat - has not tuned this 2L MJD to 190 HP and 400 NM Torque !

The moment I get money I am going to go for the 2L MJD - Limited - 4x4 (soft roader - I know) - Hopefully - by then - Fiat will have fixed - tuned the current engine - to the above specs ! and addressed the dummy buttons on the steering !

As has been oft repeated over here - that - Fiat is listening to feedback and can give us whatever the popular demand is ....

May I request all of those on the forum - who are interested in the MJD Compass - TO - ask / demand - Fiat for - the Limited - 4x4 - 6 Speed Manual - WITH - 190 HP, 400 Nm Torque and the dummy buttons fixed - ASAP !
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If you wish to know more details about the Compass, the Autogefühl review is a good one:

Of course, this is the European version but it might be useful to see what avatars the Jeep can be specced in (including the TrailHawk version).
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Price leaks intentionally or otherwise( as usual) begins, Fiat will be looking at responses to it!
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I would believe it would start at an ex showroom price of INR 16 lakhs.

Jeep Compass has cannibalized the Renegade sales in Brazil. Jeep Renegade will most likely not come to India.

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