Kevin Flynn, President &
Managing Director, FCA India and Gurpratap Boparai, CEO, Fiat India Automobiles
Pvt Ltd. feel that the new Jeep Compass will really appeal to the Indian
consumer and that the company will be exporting the vehicle to very developed
right hand drive markets across the globe. Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India
caught up with the two in Pune, Maharashtra where they talked at length about
the car that exceeds their expectations.
“This is great news for India
because it means Indian consumers are not getting a car that is engineered for
India; they are getting a global car which is part of the global
programme. The car is phenomenal. It exceeds our expectations and it will
really appeal to the Indian consumer and the real credibility is that we shall
be exporting it to very developed markets across the globe," said Kevin Flynn.
Talking about the Ranjangaon
facility in Maharashtra where the Jeep Compass will be manufactured, Gurpratap
Boparai mentioned that, “...we have done a lot of investment in this facility
for this product and we set up a new body shop, we have upgraded our assembly
line, we have upgraded our paint shop and we are ready now to make world class
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