Jeep India is all set to launch its ‘Made-In-India’ Jeep Compass in August 2017 in India. Adding to the heat, Audi is also going to roll out ‘Q2 2017’ very soon in India. Which out of these two is the best, find it out here!
Jeep Compass – India’s one of the most awaited premium SUVs has been in the news from last few days. Jeep India, which is a part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recently launched a promotional campaign, which focuses that Jeep Compass is their first ‘Made-in-India’ SUV. Before the launch of this promotional campaign, the teaser video of Jeep Compass got more than 1.2million views on Facebook which filled the company officials with a spark.
Carrying the ‘Made-in-India’ tag, the Jeep Compass will be launched in August 2017 in India. It would be produced at Fiat’s facility near Pune in Maharashtra, and will also be exported to UK, Japan and Australian Markets.
‘Audi Q2 2017’ – Is it better than Jeep Compass?
If you are planning to book Jeep Compass soon, we have something interesting for you!
Audi, the German automaker has recently launched the India-bound Audi Q2 in Thailand, and this baby SUV will drive-in soon in the Indian market. On the first look, the Audi Q2 is just perfect for the Indian buyers, craving for style, power, looks, design and luxury, all in one single SUV package. It will be placed just a step below the existing Q3 SUV in India, and is expected to be a sizzling hit on the Indian roads.
The all-new Audi Q2 or the Jeep Compass, which out of these two SUVs is really worth your money? Let’s find it out here in this side-by-side comparison.
Exterior Design and Aesthetics
The all-new Jeep Compass is a complete redesigned model, which will replace the outgoing Compass. The designers have given special attention on the exterior design, styling and aesthetics of this new SUV. It looks more like a shrunken Grand Cherokee, but still it is an excellent example of modern designing. Added with the typical Jeep styling like the seven slat grille on the front, slick roofline and LED headlamps, the Jeep Compass looks just great.
On the other side, the all-new Audi Q2 offers a tough competition to Jeep Compass in terms of looks and exterior design. The brilliantly designed hexagonal front grille with Audi’s four rings gives it a muscular look. The headlamps and LED daytime running lights are placed in a very clean way making the front look superb. Thanks to the styling designing all around, the baby SUV looks much bigger than it is.
Engine & Power
The Jeep Compass will be launched in India with two engine options. The first one will be 2-litre MultiJet diesel that will churn out 170hp power and 350NM of torque. While the second one will be a 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol engine delivering 160hp power. The petrol variant will be coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The all-new Audi Q2 will also be available in two engine variants. The 1.4-litre TFSI turbocharged petrol engine on Audi Q2 will produce 148hp of power. And the 2.0-litre diesel engine will also churn out the same power as of the petrol engine. Both of these engine options will be coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission variant will also be available.
The top-end variants of both Jeep Compass and Audi Q2 will get all-wheel-drive feature.
Interiors, Infotainment System & Features
The redesigned interior in Jeep Compass has been taken from the high-end SUVs sold by the automakers. It gets a large multifunction steering-wheel, a defined central console with a 7-inch touch screen. This touch screen will offer you various essential features, including the all-wheel-drive controls. The Uconnect infotainment system on Jeep Compass allows easy connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay platform. The seats are very much comfortable, good for long journeys. Jeep has made no compromises while adding every small feature on the interiors.
The interiors of Audi Q2 resembles from the Audi A3, which is also available in the same price segment. The Audi Q2 gets a comparatively bigger 12.3-inch touch screen infotainment in its cockpit. Other features on Audi Q2 include power mirrors, power seats in the front, power windows, leather wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, AC vents for rear passengers, electrically operated sunroof and much more.
On the safety front, both Audi Q2 and Jeep Compass are packed with decent safety features including airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESP), reverse camera with parking sensors and much more. There are many other safety features added on both these SUVs, making them safer for the Indian roads.
Expected Price Tag
Currently, there is no official word on the pricing of both these SUVs. The actual price tags will be revealed only after the official launch of these SUVs in India. Here is the expected price tag-
Audi Q2 2017 – Rs. 28 lacs – Rs. 30 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Jeep Compass – Rs.18 lacs – Rs.25 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
It is very difficult to pick the best SUV out of Audi Q2 2017 and Jeep Compass. Both of them are power-packed, perfectly designed, stylish and great in terms of features. However, the Audi Q2 is expected to be costlier than the Jeep Compass. Do you think the Audi Q2 is a better SUV than the Jeep Compass? Do share your comments, feedback and suggestions in the section below. Happy & Safe Driving!