India is not one of the four manufacturing sites for the Jeep Compass but also the export base for all right-hand drive models. Flynn expects Jeep to do well in India, and points to the country’s long-standing affection for the Willy’s Jeep. Allen’s colleague and managing director of Fiat Chrysler’s India operations, Kevin Flynn, has a more mundane explanation to the firm’s India manufacturing move. That’s probably the genesis of how we ended up by doing this car in India.”The Jeep Compass is being manufactured at Ranjangaon near Pune, at a facility jointly owned by Tata Motors Ltd and Fiat India. New Delhi: Mark T. Allen, director of Jeep’s famed design studio, had not even in his wildest dreams thought about launching Jeep in India.
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Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE Off-road ability, upscale looks lift compact SUV above the pack Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press2017 Jeep Compass Limited (Photo: FCA US)The all-new ★★★★ 2017 Jeep Compass compact SUV is one part Jeep, one part superhero. As it should be with Jeep, the Compass is more likely to be the tow-er than the towed. The next major building block in the drivetrain is a smooth and efficient nine-speed automatic transmission that’s a $1,500 option on higher trim levels. A six-speed automatic transmission adds $1,500. The Compass is based on the same “compact wide” architecture that underpins the smaller Jeep Renegade.
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