Aiming to further expand its Compass SUV lineup, Jeep India will soon add a new range-topping variant to the SUV carline. Called the Jeep Compass Trailhawk, this new model is expected to be launched in June 2018. In fact, Jeep dealers in India have already started taking pre-orders for the top-rated model at a token amount of Rs 50,000. Adding to it, production of the Trail rated version of the Compass SUV has already been commenced at Fiat’s Ranjangaon facility. Jeep India has also started exporting the RHD version to international markets.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be powered by the same 170bhp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine. However, the vehicle will be equipped with a new 9-speed automatic gearbox. Based on the range-topping Limited Option 4X4 variant, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk possesses some serious off-roading capabilities. It features Jeep’s Active Drive Low-range 4WD and ‘Rock mode’ for its select-terrain 4WD system, which further enhances its performance.
The ground clearance of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk is 20mm higher than the regular model. In fact, the SUV gets revised front and rear bumpers for better approach and departure angles. In addition to this, it also gets a standard hill descent control, dual tone black and silver shade, alloy wheels, black painted anti-glare bonnet decal, red recovery hooks, all weather floor mats and underbody skid plates. Check Out – Jeep Compass SUV Picture Gallery
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Features
-Jeep’s Active Drive Low-range 4WD
-Rock mode for Selec-Terrain 4WD system
-Hill Descent Control
-Underbody skid plates
– 17-inch all-terrain tyres
-Black painted anti-glare bonnet decal
– Blacked out trim on grille
– All black leather seats
– Red accents on dashboard
-All weather floor mats
-Red recovery shade
– Heavy duty off-road suspension
– Automatic gearbox Read – 2018 Jeep Renegade Revealed in New Spy Pictures
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Price in India
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk, is essentially, the more rugged and muscular version of the standard Compass. With attributes such as high-tech features, off-road kit and capabilities, the new variant will surely be more expensive than the regular tops-spec Compass trim. While the Compass 2.0L Limited Option 4X4 variant is priced at Rs 21.92 lakh, the Trailhawk version is estimated to be offered around Rs 35 lakh (ex-showroom). If launched at this price, the SUV will lock horns against the Skoda’s first 7-seater SUV – Kodiaq that costs Rs 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Launch Date
Jeep is yet to reveal the exact launch details of the Compass Trailhawk for the Indian market. Though, media reports suggest that the SUV will go on sale in the country by mid-2018. Similar to the regular Compass SUV, the Trail rated version is being produced at FCA’s plant in Pune. In fact, Jeep has already started exporting the SUV to select Right-Hand-Drive international markets. Read: New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Revealed
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Exterior
Design and styling of the Compass Trailhawk looks exactly similar to the regular model. Though, it gets new elements adding more to its off-road character. Face of the SUV has more aggressive appeal, thanks to its rugged bumper with bulbar-like cladding, a skid plate and dual tone tow hooks on each side of the air dam. The car also features black painted anti-glare bonnet decal (partially), black ORVM covers and a blackened A-pillars and roof. Additional bits on the outside such as a reworked underbody protection with new skid plates, new dual tone 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60 R17 tyres inject aggression to its appearance.
Other key highlights include blacked out trim on the front grille and side trim, ‘Trailhawk’ badge on the boot lid, signature red recovery hooks and ‘Trail Rated’ badge on the front fenders. While Trailhawk will dimensionally remain unchanged, it will get 20mm higher ground clearance for better off-road duties. The Trail rated version of the SUV will also receive newly designed front and rear bumpers for better approach and departure angles. Read: New Jeep Cherokee Pictures & Details
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Interior
The Compass’ new Trail Rated variant gets all black leather seats with red piping and Trailhawk badging. It also features red accents on the dashboard, all weather floor mats and leather wrapped gear lever, panels and steering. The standard safety equipment include Hill decent control and six parking sensors in the rear. Besides this, the list of comfort and safety features will be carried over from the standard Compass. As for now, we have limited interior details. Read About – Jeep Grand Commander 7-seater SUV
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre, Multijet II Diesel|
|Max Power||170bhp at 3,750rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm at 1,750rpm-2,500rpm|
Technical details of the Compass Trailhawk are still under the wraps. Though, reports suggest that the India-spec version could be offered with the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Multijet diesel engine. Jeep might tune this powertrain for achieving better performance. Similar to the Australia-spec model, the one coming to India could get a 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox. Features such as Jeep’s Active Drive Low-Range 4WD and a new ‘Rock mode’ for its Selec-Terrain 4WD will further enhance its off-road capabilities and performance.
Currently, the Jeep Compass (regular model) is available with both petrol and diesel powertrain options. Powering the petrol model is a 1.4-litre, turbocharged MultiAir unit that’s good for 162bhp and 250Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel version derives its power from a 2.0-litre Multijet II mill producing 170bhp and 350Nm torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG gearbox (only on petrol trims). The SUV comes with both the 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain options with additional Select Terrain system (only on the AWD trims). While the regular Compass offers four driving modes-Auto, Snow, Mud and Sand, the Trailhawk gets an additional selectable rock mode and an electronically selected low range transfer range. Read – Jeep Compass Review – The Affordable Bet!
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Suspension & Braking system
Similar to the regular model, the Trail Rated Compass will get disc brakes at front and rear axles. While the standard version features McPherson Strut with lower control arm disc at front and multi-link suspension with strut assembly at rear, the Trailhawk will get heavy duty off-road suspension unit.
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Jeep Compass Trailhawk
Jeep Compass Trailhawk is a more rugged and muscular version of the regular Compass; equipped with Jeep’s Active Drive Low-range 4WD and ‘Rock mode’ for its select-terrain 4WD system