Trip to FCA plant at Ranjangaon – Nov 3rd, 2018

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This may be the first ever JEEPAG’s all regional groups meet with Jeepers of WW, BJC, IJ, GoJ and DJ driving down to the factory together.  The Jeepers kicked off with a group partying a day prior to the plant visit, a night rather midnight well spent sharing skills of our JCs and other club activities.

An early morning assembly and timely co-ordination by WW team, JCs lined up in batches for flag off to the factory.  As usual the predicted traffic slugged the time taken to reach factory.  A warm welcome with breakfast was waiting for everyone and the checkin was so quick as it was well organized by the FCA team.

A brief introduction about the plant and their management team, the Jeepers were escorted in batches to various sections.  As usual WW had arranged for an enlightening cake with milestones of the trails.


The factory produces around 40 different variants of Jeep Compass catering to the 13 countries.  Almost with 65% localization including the diesel engines, the facility is gearing up for more localization.

They manufacturer 40000 diesel engines presently in this facility catering for all brands like Fiat, Tata, Jeep and Suzuki.  The production capacity will be expanded soon to 1 lakh plus engines with rotational shifts for the staff.  The doors of JC was laser welded – this was first time in India. 

The petrol automatic variant engine and transmission is completely imported and they do not have the facility to manufacture here in India as of now.

There was a display of the diesel engine and transmission in transparent enclosures and everyone had hands on experience on the technology inside these machines.

A break for delicious lunch which no one expected to be organized with such great hospitality inside a factory, and the journey continued for further sections of plant.

We were also able to have glimpse of the test tract in their facility, wherein the Jeeps were tested for up to 120kmph and along side a track to test the suspension and ground force tests. A tests are also carried out to ascertain the performance of the vehicle with speed breakers, kickers and maneuvering cones circuit. We did not get any clarity about where the crash tests were performed.

It was a breath taking view through the safety goggles as how the state of the art robots perform their job with a thread thickness accuracy. 

The assembly is fully automated that it can produce any variant, any brand and any model car at the same time, as we witnessed there were competitors cars running along with different variants of JCs.

Every Jeeper were thrilled to have a glimpse of the trail hawk variant (even though none of us were allowed even to open the doors), it was a masterpiece of all standing next to it. Few of us also had a sneak peak to the remotely parked Renegade.

Everyone’s curiosity about the sun roof addition to their existing JCs was self-explanatory, once they saw as how the sun roof plate was built by the robot lines. Hey Jeepers please DON’T ever think of cutting your roofs – this will have major safety concern.  Only FIAPL at Ranjagoan is certified for such high standard production of safe structures for your Jeeps, and be proud that your JC is manufactured in the south Asia’s best and unsurpassed factory.

There was a discounted counter for accessories and a send off note with high tea which concluded the journey to plant.  As a customary by FCA team, a refreshments / snacks kit was provided for everyone at exit.  Thanking the FCA team and WWs for such a wonderful experience and promising a greater safety in our JCs everyone departed to their respective locations.

Happy Jeeping Jeepers, after the witnessing the built process we have more confidence on our beasts.

Pan India Independence Day Trails – Aug 15th, 2018

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All JeepAG Clubs are planning a Pan-India Independence Trail in their respective Regions, more details here soon.

North Chapter – Register Now..!!

“F&B, trails and photography are supported by FCA #JeepIndia.”

A Drive against use of PLASTIC


  • 15 August – 8:30 AM – Meet at WSL Mohali Dealership to have Tea/ Coffee and Sandwiches followed by Registration and number and Jeepag stickers.
  • 9:00 AM – Flag Hoisting ceremony at the Dealership.
  • 9:30 Am the Convoy will depart towards Karnal.
  • 12:00 PM – Expect to reach Hotel Noor Mahal, Karnal.
  • Meet and Greet Delhi NCR Jeepers over Tea & Coffee .

Delhi NCR

  • 15 August – 8:00 AM – Meet at Landmark Jeep, Moti Nagar, Delhi to have Tea/ Coffee and Sandwiches followed by Registration and number and Jeepag stickers.
  • 9:00 AM – Flag Hoisting ceremony at the Dealership.
  • 9:30 Am the Convoy will depart towards Karnal.

Planned activity at Karnal

  • 12:00 PM we expect to reach Karnal Hotel Noor Mahal
  • Meet and Greet Chandigarh & Delhi NCR Jeepers over Tea & Coffee.
  • Merchandise stall to be set up at the Karnal Stop over Point
  • Small briefing along with lunch and leisure time for all to Talk and mix with each other over Lunch.
  • 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM we’ll do a small off-road trail near the Resort & a small cleanliness drive.
  • 4:00 PM we depart .

The Still Photography will be done by SoulMate team.


KHT Prime and Bangalore Jeep Club have planned the Independence Day Drive on Aug 15th, 2018 to Jain Farms.

Theme – Pledging for Eye donation with Rotary Orchards, Bangalore

  • 09:30am: Flag off from KHT Prime Yeshwanthpur.
  • 09:45am: Flag off from KHT Prime Mahadevpura (Whitefield).
  • 10:00am: Flag off from KHT Prime Domlur.
  • 10:15am: Assemble at Freedom International School, HSR Layout.
  • 10:45am: Start to Jain Farms, Hosur.
  • 12:00pm: Reach Jain Farms followed by Flag hoisting.
  • 01:00pm: Lunch and disburse.

Jain Farms offer a plethora of activities within the resort which can be availed at own cost.

As a good will gesture you may donate for Divyaang Maitri, an NGO run by para athletes for para athletes to represent in domestic and international sports. They also nurture young para athletes. Visit

Find More details and Register for the Bangalore Jeep Club’s Independence Day Drive Here.

Bhutan Trail – Oct 13-23, 2018

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The flag off to the much awaited trail to Bhutan is on 13th Oct at Kolkata.

Route Map:


  • Day 1, Sat, 13-Oct, Start from different location of KOLKATA to meet at Dankuni Toll plaza at 7 am. Reach MALDA after driving about 320km. Stay at Hotel Golden Park.
  • Day 2, Sun, 14-Oct, Start from MALDA at 7 am towards the destination Bhutan and reach PHUENTSHOLING which is about 400kms drive. Relax at Park Hotel.
  • Day 3, Mon, 15-Oct, Complete Permit formalities & Explore Phuentsholing.
  • Day 4, Tue, 16-Oct, Leave PHUENTSHOLING by 8 am and drive about 165km to reach THIMPHU. Check in at Dechen Boutique Hotel and take Permit Extension for Punakha. Enjoy Local Sightseeing. Evening for the Relaxation.
  • Day 5, Wed, 17-Oct, Explore Thimphu, Visit Taksin preserve, Folk heritage museum and Buddha statue. Evening for shopping or relaxation.
  • Day 6, Thu, 18-Oct, Check out at 7 am and Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass. It takes 3 hours to cover the 90km beautiful stretch. Reach Punakha & check in at Khuru Resort. Explore Punakha, Visit Punakha Dzong , Suspension bridge etc.
  • Day 7, Fri, 19-Oct, Leave PUNAKHA at around 7 am and drive about 130 km via Haa Valley and Chelela Pass admiring beauty of the nature enroute to reach the final destination in Bhutan, which is PARO. Check in at Tiger Nest Resort. Evening for walk around or relax at the resort.
  • Day 8, Sat, 20-Oct, Enjoy Paro local Sightseeing, Visit Tigers nest (6 hour up down trek from base), Lakhang Monastery and Rikhung Dzong.
  • Day 9, Sun, 21-Oct, Say good bye to Bhutan and drive the day to reach CHALSA DOOARS which is about 260km from Paro. Check in at Sinclairs Retreat Dooars. Enjoy the beautiful property & relax.
  • Day 10, Mon, 22-Oct, Leave CHALSA in the morning to drive 300 km for the final stopover at MALDA. Relax overnight at Hotel Golden Park.
    Day 11, Tue, 23-Oct, Leave MALDA by 9 am to back home with wonderful memories of the trip.

Eastern Jeepers Trip to Chandipur & Dagara – 16-17th Jun, 2018

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Jeepers from Kolkata & Bhubaneswar went for an overnight trip to the beaches of Chandipur & Dagara.

Chandipur is a beautiful beach lies between Kolkata & Bhubaneswar. Its almost 270 km from Kolkata & 210 km From Bhubaneswar.

Original Agenda:

Jeepers alongwith their families would leave on 16th early morning in their Jeep from their respective starting points at Kolkata & Bhubaneswar.

Teams would Meet & Greet at Chandipur in the noon and would check-in at Panthanivas  – the only hotel on Chandipur Beach.

Jeepers would enjoy the day & Evening at Chandipur.

17th Morning, post breakfast will be the check-out.

And next destination will be The Dagara Beach. It’s an unspoiled & unexplored beach which is some 75km from Chandipur by road (36km via coastal route). Jeepers would enjoy free car driving (within safe limits) on the flat stretch of Golden Sand Beach.

Late afternoon would be the time to say goodbye and take back happy memories of the First Jeep Trail by Eastern Jeepers Club.

JEEP® Official Ladakh Trail

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First Kolkata Jeep Trail – Apr 29, 2018

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The first ever Kolkata Jeep trail held on Sunday, 29th April 2018. The meeting place was Celica Automobiles, the Jeep Showroom at Park Street, Kolkata where all reported alongwith their friends/family. The Participants has been given the Jeep Trail T-Shirts. The lead car from the Showroom was a SRT Grand Cherokee to lead the trail of Kolkata Jeepers.

One Sweep Car followed in the end to ensure proper path being followed. The cars departed at around 8:30 am towards Durgapur Expressway (NH2), West Bengal. The team halted at Azad Hind Dhaba at Gopalpur (approx.70 kms from the Showroom), followed by Brunch and interaction among Kolkata Jeepers. The Jeepers also tried their hands on the SRT. This brings the Trail to an end. To make this first Jeep Trail a memorable one a professional photographer was accompanied to shoot videos and click snaps.

The whole purpose behind organising the Jeep Trail was to promote the International 4×4 Month of Jeep, brand promotion and the 4×4 Legendary Capability. In the near future there will be more Jeep Trails including Off-Roading Events, Trips to Leh-Ladakh etc.