– Jeep Compass Trailhawk is the Trail Rated version of the regular Compass.
– India launch of the new model will happen in coming months.
– Price of the SUV is estimated to be around Rs 35 lakh.
– The Compass Trailhawk gets high-tech features and serious off-road capabilities.
The Compass Trailhawk is a more rugged and sportier version of the regular model
Aiming to further expand its Compass lineup, Jeep India is planning to add a new range-topping variant to the SUV carline. Called the Jeep Compass Trailhawk, this new model will hit showrooms in coming months. The Trail Rated version of the Compass SUV is being produced at Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant in Pune. In fact, the American carmaker has already begun shipping the vehicle to the global markets. While the engine details of the India-spec Compass Trailhawk are yet to be revealed, it is reported to use the 170bhp, 2L turbo diesel unit paired to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Based on the range-topping Limited Option 4X4 variant, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk possesses some serious off-roading capabilities.
Features such as Jeep’s Active Drive Low-range 4WD and ‘Rock mode’ for its select-terrain 4WD system further enhance its performance. Compared to the SUV’s regular model, the Compass Trailhawk stands on 20mm higher ground clearance. That said, the front and rear bumpers have been revised to provide 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’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
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).
The American SUV maker hasn’t yet revealed the launch date and details of the Compass Trailhawk. Though, it is likely to go on sale in coming months. Similar to the regular Compass SUV, the production of the new model takes place at FCA’s plant in Pune. Just so you know, the company produces and exports the Compass to all right-hand drive (RWD) markets. Read: New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Revealed
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. Read: New Jeep Cherokee Pictures & Details
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
|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!
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.