Jeep® Compass is India’s most awarded SUV of 2017 with 26 Awards

Jeep® Compass received 7 “Car of the Year” awards and 19 various awards including 15 “SUV of the Year” awards

FCA India has crossed the 25,000 production milestone with the Jeep® Compass

FCA India has exported over 5,000 Jeep® Compass SUVs to international right-hand drive markets

FCA India crossed the 25,000 production milestone with the Jeep Compass in February 2018 and has already shipped over 5000 units of the SUV to Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom.BENGALURU, 6th March 2018: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India is thrilled to announce that the Made-in-India Jeep® Compass was the country’s most awarded vehicle in 2017. After receiving 26 automobile and technology awards from various print, broadcast and online media titles, the Jeep® Compass is also India’s most awarded SUV for 2017. In total, the Jeep® Compass received 7 “Car of the Year” awards and a further 19 awards including 15 “SUV of the Year” awards.

Manufactured in FCA’s joint venture facility at Ranjangaon near Pune, the Jeep® Compass, which is built with 65% local parts and componentry has crossed the 25,000 unit production milestone last month, February 2018. The Company began exporting the SUV to international right-hand drive markets in October last year and has already shipped over 5000 units to key markets including Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom.  

Commenting on the awards, Mr. Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA

India said, “We are incredibly proud to have won so many prestigious awards for the all-new Jeep Compass, within seven months of its market launch.

“Thanks must go not only to the judges, but also to the thousands of employees across India that have worked tirelessly to deliver the Compass – from research and development, quality, engineering, manufacturing and commercial operations. As a collective team, we are honoured and humbled.”

The Jeep® Compass launched in India on July 31, 2017 and the first vehicle rolled off the production line in Ranjangaon on June 1, 2017. The SUV is available in three premium trims in the range – Sport, Longitude and Limited, and is offered in 10 variants with 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel and 1.4-litre Turbo Petrol Multiair powertrain options, with 4×4 and 4×2 derivatives available in the line-up.

The Jeep® Compass received top honours adjudicated by industry experts who have comprehensively evaluated the product in testing sessions preceding the final awards announcements.    The list of awards is as follows:

  Awards won by Jeep® Compass in 2017
1. AutoX magazine Best of 2017
2. CNN-News18 Tech & Auto Show SUV of the Year
3. NDTV Car & Bike Car of the Year
4. NDTV Car & Bike SUV of the Year
5. NDTV Car & Bike Creative Television Commercial (Fables) of the Year – Four Wheelers
6. Autocar India Car of the Year
7. Autocar India Premium SUV of the Year
8. Autocar India Viewer’s Choice of the Year
9. BBC Top Gear Car of the Year
10. BBC Top Gear SUV of the Year
11. Best Premium SUV of the Year
12. Team-BHP Car of the Year
13. Flywheel Car of the Year
14. Flywheel SUV of the Year
15. Quarter Mile Car of the Year
16. Quarter Mile Premium SUV of the Year
17. Exhibit Magazine Techy SUV of the Year
18. SUV of the Year
19. Motor Vikatan Car of the Year
20. CNBC TV18-Overdrive SUV of the Year
21. Motoring World SUV of the Year
22. Times Auto / Evo and Fast Bikes SUV of the Year
23. T3 magazine SUV of the Year
24. CAR India & BTVi Premium SUV of the Year
25. Premium SUV of the Year
26. Motortrend on MSN Best of 2017