What would Donald do? 2017 Jeep Compass RHD – Made in India

Say it isn’t so Mike. Hi – Bob Aldons from Car Business with some exclusive information about the soon to be released 2017 Jeep Compass. Whilst investigating and reviewing all the information released by Fiat Chrysler, I’ve come across the fact that new Compass will be built in India for all RHD markets around the world. The joint venture plant between Tata and Fiat Chrysler in Ranjangaon Plant in Maharashtra will be the home of 2017 Jeep Compass for Australia, Britain, and South Africa as well as the subcontinent.

What effect will that have on sales of the product in Australia? Way too early to tell, but there’s no doubt that it will have an effect, whether positive or negative. The positive aspect is that the facility is a new manufacturing plant and the Indian auto workers will have a much better attitude than other workers around the world.

What puzzles me is that there was an option to build overseas rather than in the USA. The current model patriot and compass are/were built in Belvedere Illinois so this move indicates to me that the platform isn’t quite modular yet, unlike Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and other European manufacturers. And lastly, but most seriously, it’s rumored that the Compass Trailhawk WON’T be built in India. So only the sport, Longitude, and Limited models will come down to Australia

Wonder what Donald Trump will have to say about the export of technology and loss of employment, particularly for a company that had so much US government support during the financial crisis?

Follows an article from www.indianautoblog.com outlining the story of the Made in India Jeep

“The 2017 Jeep Compass had its North American debut at the 2016 LA Auto Show yesterday and Chinese premiere the day before. The baby Grand Cherokee is already in production in Pernambuco, Brazil, but only in left-hand drive. The right-hand drive version will be made exclusively in India, the company has confirmed.


2017 Jeep Compass
The second-gen 2017 Jeep Compass will be exported from India to the UK, Australia, and all other right-hand drive markets.

The LHD (second-gen) Jeep Compass, besides Pernambuco, Brazil, will be made in Guangzhou, China and in Toluca, Mexico. But the right-hand drive version will be exclusive to the FCA Tata-FCA JV’s Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra, India. FCA India will skip assembling SKD/CKD, and go straight from importing CBUs (Wrangler and Grand Cherokee) to highly localized manufacturing. About 80% of the Compass will be localized right from the first day of production.

The Jeep Compass’ trial production will begin early next year, and the car will launch in the market in mid-2017. Five engines – three petrol and two diesel, will be available globally, and there will be a total of 17 different powertrain options. Two full-time 4×4 systems will be available: Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low, with the latter having 20:1 crawl ratio.

In India, the 2017 Jeep Compass could be offered with the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engines. The all-new Jeep Compass range will be available in Sport, Longitude and Limited trim levels in India, but not in the Trailhawk trim level which is planned globally.

 Noteworthy features of the 2017 Jeep Compass include 17-inch wheels, LED tail lamps, dual-pane sunroof, 3.5- or 7-inch LED driver information display (DID) instrument cluster, 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment systems and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.”

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2017 Jeep Compass - My Opinion
Like it or not, here’s my opinion on the 2017 Jeep Compass

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