Tuesday , 21 May 2019

Jeep Compass races ahead on Goan roads

A limited edition of the SUV is available for bookings in Quadros Motors dealership, finds out Team B&C

The Jeep Compass for sure is racing ahead in popularity. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India is celebrating one year of the vehicle. And to mark the sales milestone of 25,000 vehicles (within a 12-month period) a limited edition of Jeep Compass ‘Bedrock’ launched recently.  The Bedrock, an upgrade of the Jeep Compass 2.0, comes in ‘Sport’ trim and promises to be much sought after by the brand lovers.

A checkout at the Quadros Motors, dealership, Panjim reveals that, the Bedrock is available for bookings and priced at Rs 17.5 lakh (ex- showroom Goa).  Kenneth D’souza, sales manager, says, that market response for the SUV is phenomenal in the state with approximate sales of 170 vehicles till date. “The fastest selling are the Limited and Limited (O) models” says D’Souza. He adds that, Jeep’s rough-and-tough exterior together with power-packed performance makes it highly popular for off-road driving by owners.

The Bedrock will be available in three color variants white, grey and red for a limited time period till stock last. Some of the best selling features of the Bedrock highlighted by the dealership, includes, reverse parking camera, 16-inch gloss black alloy wheels, side step ingress, branded seat covers, black roof rails, premium floor mats, etc.

The FCA production capacity in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra, is one of its four global exporting hubs. Over 8000 Jeep Compass vehicles have been exported from the plant to seven markets including Japan, Australia, the UK and Ireland. Sales of the SUV are through 65 sales and service outlets, which is expected to be expanded to 70 service outlets by the end of 2018.

In a press statement, Kevin Flynn, president and managing director, FCA India said “The Jeep brand has gained considerable amount of recognition in India and we thank our customers who have placed their faith in our brand and products so far.” He said that, The FCA team has been working tirelessly to strengthen that faith by providing customers with a top notch after-sales service experience.

Bedrock features

The Bedrock is a limited edition model to celebrate 25,000 sales milestone achieved in less than a year since launch

The vehicle is in 4×2 sports trim with manual transmission, turbodiesel spec and  available in three colours

Jeep Compass has achieved the best sales for FCA India in a 12-month period in the last 10 years