What’s the better way to celebrate 75th Independence day other than being a part of a Jeep convoy and hitting the road while cherishing the sense of ultimate freedom.
It’s 75th independence day and we at Shiftup decided to do something special. How special? We joined the Eastern Jeepers Club to go for the “Freedom drive”. The convoy consisted of seven Jeep compasses involving 15 members of the Club who joined us for the epic drive. Not every journey or drive is measured in kilometres but the amount of smile it produces all the way. The Freedom drive was a rather small trip from Dankuni to Burdwan which equals 87km of road. Let us take you on the tour with us. Shall we!
15th August 2021 was one of the most memorable days in Shiftup as we had a pretty good time chucking around the 87km drive with 15 like-minded people. It is the 21st century and the lives of all the people are monotonous and tiring. So what’s a better way to get rid of all the stress and agony of your tamed down life, than going for a very special drive on a very special day for very special reasons. All the members of the Eastern Jeepers Club caught up with each other and also with us from Shiftup. We had a very healthy exchange of ideas about the drive and the breaks before setting the roads on fire. Although the drive was rather a short one, we did get through some really beautiful landscapes, shanty city roads and free highways. The view from inside the cars was charismatic but the same can be said for the view witnessed by others. The majestic view of a whole fleet of Jeep Compass passing one after another is sure to get goosebumps for anyone who witnessed it. Nothing but long staring and admiration was there among the pedestrians. The emblem of our Tricolor flags was flaunted proudly through the rear windscreen.
There is no denying the fact that Jeep Compass 4x4 is exceptionally capable off the tarmac, but sadly we didn't get to put its offroad credibility to the test as our entire drive was concentrated on the road. Everyone on board got to chill and make the most of the drive to the fullest. Although the Compass packs some serious performance under the hood, we didn't taste even a fraction of it!! What's the purpose of zooming past by scenes and terrains when the drive is all about reliving freedom, liberty and relief. The idea was to rejuvenate our body and soul with the sense of escaping the daily rumble of city life, and we did just that.
We enjoyed the breaks with food and car talks. All foods are delicious when coupled with car talks with like-minded people. Laughter and chuckles were a big part of the experience.
About the Compass
The cars that took us to the Freedom Drive were the Jeep Compass. The Compass is the first Jeep to be entirely manufactured in India making it a very special car, to begin with. Jeep (Willys Jeep) is strongly associated with world war 2 which is the most epic struggle for liberation and freedom in the history of mankind. Thus it makes the perfect companion for the Freedom Drive to relish the sense of freedom and autonomy.
The Jeep Compass is a 5-seater SUV that locks horns with the likes of MG Hector, Hyundai Tucson, TATA harrier and Mahindra XUV 500. It comes with 2 engine options, a 1.4-litre petrol engine with 160bhp and 250Nm of torque. The main talking point is about the diesel option which is equipped with the famous 2-litre multijet engine which pumps out a healthy 168bhp on tap and a whopping 350Nm of torque making the Jeep SUV a rather capable rig.
Driving experience and comfort is another thing that is quite important for long drives and the Jeep compass did extremely well on that front. For potential buyers who want an iconic SUV to take their family and friends to adventurous drives, the Jeep Compass should be the first consideration. The mechanically rugged and characteristically tamed down nature of the Compass is what we enjoyed the most in the Freedom Drive and it should deliver the same on your own venturesome drives.
TO SUM UP
A drive as special as the Freedom Drive 2021 is beyond the scope of words to describe. All smiles and no frown was the main moto of the drive. This drive was to encourage people of all ages and professions to unite together in a quest to experience the freedom that our life has to offer. One should need no excuses to hit the road and have the best moment of their life. Always remember, you were born to live life to the fullest and not to constrain within a handful of daily routines. We at Shiftup hope to organize more of such epic drives in the future with even more smiles and adventures. Till then Stay tuned.