FCA India, makers of the
recently launched Jeep Compass, has announced that it has begun shipping
right-hand drive units of the Made-in-India Jeep Compass as part of its export
strategy. The automobile manufacturer has shipped its very first batch of 600 units
of the Jeep Compass from the Bombay Port Trust facility to Australia and Japan.
The Ranjangaon-produced SUV with over 65% local content will go to more
International markets through the ongoing quarter of 2017.
Commenting on the defining moment, Gurpratap
Boparai – Chief Executive Officer, Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited
(FIAPL) said, “Our resolve has been to ensure timely delivery of a world class
product, made in India, to Indian as well as our International customers. We
had planned to start shipping the India-made Jeep Compass in the fourth quarter
of this calendar year and we are on track. Soon, our Made-in-India Jeep Compass
will be seen on the roads in Australia and Japan, our first two right-hand
drive export destinations. This is indeed a historic milestone for all of us at
The Ranjangaon manufacturing facility featured
on FCA’s global manufacturing map as $280 million was committed towards the
localisation of the Jeep Compass. Soon after the India price announcement FCA
had rolled out the 2.0-litre, 173 PS, 350 Nm Diesel 4x2 and 4x4 versions of the
Jeep Compass noting a higher demand, and has now begun deliveries of the Petrol
DDCT (Dry Dual Clutch Technology), the 7-speed automatic transmission mated to
the 1.4-litre, 162 PS, 250 Nm Multi-Air Turbo Petrol powertrain. This
transmission option is available only with the Multi-Air (Turbo Petrol)
powertrain and is available in two trims – Limited 4x2 and Limited (O)
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