pHaving a higher price than many bigger SUVs, the Jeep Compass ranks among the best SUVs in India. It comes with a fashionable exterior design and a comfortable cabin with a wide range of top-notch features. The all-wheel-drive version of the Compass SUV has long been well known for performing quite well when going off-road, thanks to Jeep’s off-road engineering expertise. Now, the Jeep Compass has become the favourite vehicle of those who prefer to drive off-road, especially in snow. Below is the video which shows how the Compass operates on Spiti roads which are full of snow.
To the Spiti Valley with the Jeep Compass in Winter
The Jeep Compass in the video is the Limited Plus variant. For your information, being a district in Himachal Pradesh, Spiti (Lahual-Spiti) is well-known for its natural beauty, which attracts countless visitors during summer. Nevertheless, the thick snow makes the visitors hesitate to visit this place in the winter. This is the reason why in this video which was recorded in the winter, there is only a red and black Jeep Compass with its owner throughout most of the video.
After going through some testing and waiting for a Leopard to show up (but eventually, it did not), the owner of the Jeep Compass decided to experience some adventures in his wild beast on the snowed-out roads in Spiti. Noteworthily, it is advisable to equip your Jeep Compass’s tires with snow cabins for better balance on hard snow. This Compass was also packed with these features, one on the rear left tyre and the other on the front right tyre. It did quite well on the snow, thanks to the all-wheel drive system partnered with modern engineering technologies of Jeep which include the snow mode which can automatically send the power to the four wheels in the most appropriate manner for the conditions.
The Jeep Compass operates quite well on the full-of-snow Pity roads
Under the hood of the Jeep Compass which is available in the Indian auto market is two motor options: 1.4L turbo petrol motor and a 2.0L Fiat Multijet diesel unit. While the former can produce a maximum power of 160 bhp and a peak torque of 250 Nm, the latter is good for 170 bhp against 350 Nm. The transmission duties on the petrol variants are undertaken by a 6-speed MT gearbox, whereas those on the diesel ones are implemented by either a 6-speed MT or DCT unit. The petrol version comes with only front-wheel drive system; the diesel version, on the other hand, also gets AWD system, which helps the car overcome hard road conditions like those in the video.