Jeep Compass was launched in the Indian market three years ago. Recently, the Indian arm of the American automaker announced its foray into the pre-owned car business with ‘SelectedForYou’. Through this initiative, FCA India will buy, exchange, and sell pre-owned Jeep vehicles especially the Compass SUV. The customers can trade-in vehicles from any brands for a new or certified pre-owned Jeep Compass. The company had already started a pilot program in Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad last year. At present, it is operational at the company’s 42 dealerships across the country. The pre-owned sales business is likely to be expanded to 65 more outlets by August this year.
Under the initiative, the pre-owned vehicles will be certified only after a 125-point inspection check. This will be done through verification of the past ownership, service records, and extensive pre-sale on-road testing. The SUV sold under the used car business will be offered with a warranty of 36 months/60,000 kms along with 24/7 roadside assistance. The company has now started with the Compass and it will soon be adding other vehicles from its range subsequently.
The Jeep India line-up currently comprises its best-seller, Compass along with the new-generation Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, and the Grand Cherokee SRT. The 2020 Jeep Compass has been priced in the range of Rs 16.49 lakhs - Rs 24.99 lakhs (ex-showroom). Under the skin, it draws power from two engine options. A 1.4-litre petrol unit that churns out 163 bhp power and 250 Nm torque. There is also a 2.0-litre multijet diesel engine that producesa maximum power output of 173 bhp with 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine is linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox along with an automatic transmission as an option.