This Jeep Costs Less Than a Maruti Swift but There's a Catch

by Harish Kumar | 07/03/2020
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Are you eager to buy a ‘Jeep” for a price that is cheaper than a Maruti Swift? Read on to know the catch behind the new Jeep’s special vehicle.

There is no denying that Jeep has been an iconic American SUV brand in many automotive markets. Jeep India holds a tiny range of solid SUV products whose prices are often on the steeper side. However, some people are now excited that they can buy a “Jeep” that’s cheaper than a Maruti Swift which is priced from Rs 5.14 Lakh in our country. But there’s a catch here.

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Jeep's new vehicle is even cheaper than a Maruti Swift which is priced from Rs 5.14 Lakh in India.

Jeep has recently introduced an all-terrain e-bike in collaboration with QuietKat for a “mouth-watering” price of USD 5,899 (approx. Rs 4.3 Lakh). At this price point, the Jeep is more affordable than buying a new Maruti Swift which has a price starting of Rs 5.14 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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The thing is, are you willing to spend more than 4 Lakh rupees buying an electric mountain bike while with that same amount of money, you can easily get a brand new automobile like a Swift?

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Jeep's e-bike is claimed to be the most capable off-road spec electric mountain bike in the world.

In fact, the price sticker of the Jeep’s new e-bicycle makes it the costliest in its category. Jeep marketed its all-new vehicle as the “most capable off-road electric mountain bike out there”. It’s pretty true. Jeep’s new electric bike gets the power from a Bafang Ultra mid-drive motor that develops up to 750W of power and 160 Nm of torque.

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Jeep's electric mountain bike gets a Fire-Link suspension that enables it to tackle any terrains.

However, the power and speed will be limited due to the regulations of e-bike vehicles so the motor can generate 1.5 kW more at its full capacity. Other highlights of the new Jeep bike is at its Fire-Link suspension to tackle any kind of terrain. The electric bike is claimed to do a range of 64 km per one charge and reach the top speed of 60 kmph.

As for our country, the Jeep Compass is currently the most affordable Jeep car in the Indian market. The American SUV maker has recently launched the Jeep Compass BS6 which is costlier by Rs 25,000 – 1 Lakh compared to the earlier version. The new Compass carries forward a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel motor, but all in BSVI era.

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Transmission options include a 6-speed MT and a 7-speed DCT unit. The company claims that no specifications and configuration changes are made to the new vehicle. What remains to know is whether the fuel efficiency of the SUV can take a hit. The variant-wise prices of the BS6 Jeep Compass are yet to be revealed but it is still the cheapest Jeep car in India.

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