NEPAL EXCLUSIVE: JEEP COMPASS IN NEPALPosted On: August 24, 2018 By : AutoLife Team
Morang Auto Works Pvt.Ltd., the authorized distributor of JEEP in Nepal has established its new showroom at Narayanchaur – Naxal featuring the new JEEP Compass.
As we has mentioned earlier on our magazine and website about the upcoming vehicles in the Nepalese market, JEEP Compass was one of them. And now, JEEP Compass has finally landed in Nepal and the company is all set to launch the product soon in the market.
The new Compass has a lot of design resemblance from its elder sibling, so much that some people refer to it as the smaller Grand Cherokee. The signature seven slot grille has been carried over to the Compass as well. The headlamps are sleek and house a LED daytime running lamps in them. The fog lamp has been incorporated into the bumper and has a dual tone effect. The SUV profile is carried very well with big wheel arches under which the 18inch allow wheels have been fitted. The bold design has been brought over to Jeeps smallest offering, but the smallest offering is not meant to be under looked. It comes with a respectable 1.4L MultiAir petrol engine producing 162 PS and 250Nm of torque and a 2.0 L MultiJet diesel engine producing 173PS and 350Nm of torque. The petrol engine can be had with a six speed manual gearbox or a seven speed DCT Automatic Gearbox. While the diesel engine will only be available with the six speed manual, though in the future the nine speed automatic gearbox will be offered too. However the petrol variant will only be offered in a 4×2 setup while the diesel will get the option of both the 4×2 and the 4×4 option.
The interior of the Compass looks upmarket with a good amount of room for the driver and the passengers. It offers 480 liters of cargo space and if that is not enough then you fold the rear seats to unlock more cargo space. The capacity goes up to 770 liters with the seats down which is very handy. The Compass has a lot to prove since it will be competing against vehicles that have been around for some time and have gained a loyal customer base. The main competition will come from vehicles like the Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, MG GS, Toyota Rav4, Nissan Xtrail, Honda CR-V, XUV500, etc. with such tough competition it has a lot to prove. The compass will be available in three trims, Sport, Longitude and Limited.