Jeep Compass has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Euro NCAP. The SUV scored positive ratings in all categories – including adult protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and driving assistance safety systems. The Compass is raking in some really good numbers for the brand as recently we updated you that it has touched 10,000 bookings mark. Jeep Compass, locally built at FCA India's Ranjangaon production facility in Pune, is priced in a range of Rs. 14.95-20.65 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi).
Safety systems fitted as standard on the new Compass range available in Europe include active driving assistance systems, such as Forward Collision Warning-Plus and Lane Sense Departure Warning-Plus, which combine radar and video camera technology to recognise potential collisions and prevent impact by alerting the driver with audible, visual and tactile warnings. Plus, under certain conditions, these systems use the electronic steering (EPS) to assist the driver. Jeep Compass also features additional safety systems, available either as standard or optional depending on the version, specifically designed to assist with motorway driving. Among these are Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind-spot Monitoring (available in the parking pack).
The safety equipment offering available on new Compass also includes specific systems to assist with parking manoeuvres, such as Rear Cross Path detection which notifies drivers backing out of parking spaces of vehicles crossing behind via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime. All these systems complement the 'five-star' standard safety and security features of the Compass range for the European market that also include six airbags (frontal airbags for the driver and front passenger, side curtain airbags for all rows and side airbags on the front seats) and ESC (electronic stability control) with ERM (electronic rollover mitigation).