Jeep India have decided to reduce the prices of their mid-size SUV, the Compass in the Indian market. This comes at the backdrop of falling sales and stiffer competition from rivals. As of now, prices of the Jeep Compass petrol automatic will start from Rs 18.9 lakh onwards in Longitude (O) trim (ex-showroom).
Discounts upto Rs. 1.07 lakh are offered for the mid-size SUV. According to Cardekho, the demand for the Compass seems to have gone down a bit after Jeep managed to sell only 1150 units during December-2018. This is a 58 per cent decline from the 2,750 units sold at the same stage in 2017.
This could also be due to the launch of facelifted versions of the Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra XUV500, which are currently selling in decent numbers. Tata Motors will soon be rolling out the Harrier mid-size SUV, which is expected to cause a further dent in sales numbers of the Compass. In a quick response, Jeep may have taken this decision.
The petrol version of the Compass is powered by a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged motor. This motor can deliver 160 BHP of power and 250 Nm of torque. It comes mated either to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission.
As far as the diesel version is concerned, it may also receive a minor price-cut soon. There is also talk of Jeep offering a more affordable petrol variant of the Compass by the end of January. We can expect them to garner a bit of sales momentum for Jeep in the coming time and cause a threat to its rivals.
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