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We took the Jeep Compass to Coorg to explore the coffee trails and were quite taken up with both the plantation and the Compass

Coffee is probably one of the most consumed beverages on planet earth and since we live in a country where we have a rich coffee culture, we decided to head to the coffee capital of India, Kodagu (Coorg), for our anniversary issue and explore more about this delicious beverage. Our partners for this expedition were Jeep and we zeroed in on the Compass for this journey. The Compass is one of the most luxurious SUVs in its segment and it comes with the quintessential Jeep off-road DNA, which is perfect to tackle the trails of a coffee plantation. So without any hesitation we took the Compass to Coorg for some coffee.

We started from the Car India headquarters in Pune early in the morning as we had 900 kilometres to cover that day. As we made our way through Pune city, I was surprised to see how comfortable the Jeep Compass was on the city roads that are badly affected by the rain. The ride quality of the Compass was simply brilliant. The smoothness became better when we finally reached the well-surfaced NH 4. Here the Compass’ ride quality was so good that our team fell asleep. As we drove towards Karnataka, the sun was just rising and, just after sunrise, we were already in Karnataka. The Compass’ performance is excellent as we had covered a good distance in a short period of time. The automatic gearbox of the Compass was a saviour because as time passed, the traffic on the highway also increased; however, we did not have to worry about shifting gears — the smooth seven-speed gearbox performed the task of going through the cogs perfectly well.

We were on the highway until Davanagere, after which we turned off NH 4 and on to the smaller State Highway 65. Here the Compass was able to impress us once more with its performance and ride quality. As we drove deeper into Karnataka, we encountered some really bad and narrow roads that tested the Compass’ build quality and we are happy to report that there was hardly any obstacle that shook the Compass at any point of time. It took everything in its stride with utmost ease.

 

About the author: Ravi Chandnani

 

Senior Correspondent
Car India Magazine,
Automotive Division,
Next Gen Publishing Ltd.

 

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