The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will hit showrooms early next year.
With an aim to further expand its Compass SUV lineup, Jeep India will soon add a new range-topping variant to the SUV carline – the Jeep Compass Trailhawk. Production of the new model is already underway at the company’s Ranjangaon plant. In fact, the American carmaker has also started exporting the RHD version to global markets. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is essentially the off-road version of the standard Compass with slightly higher ground clearance (by 20mm), more rugged styling and some extra features. Read: Jeep Compass Trailhawk – 5 Interesting Facts
For power, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk makes use of the same 170bhp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine that will meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms. Though, it gets a new 9-speed automatic gearbox. Features such as Jeep’s Active Drive Low-range 4WD and ‘Rock mode’ for its select-terrain 4WD system, even power and torque distribution, hill descent control settings and locking axles enhance its off-road capabilities. The revised front and rear bumpers for better approach and departure angles also aid to its performance. Read – New Jeep Sub-4 Meter SUV In The Works
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
With attributes such as high-tech features, off-road kit and capabilities, the new Jeep Compass Trailhawk will surely be more expensive than the regular tops-spec Compass trim. While the Compass 2.0L Limited Option 4X4 variant is currently available at Rs 21.99 lakh, the Trailhawk version is estimated to be priced 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 35.99 lakh (Laurin & Klement 2.0 TDI AT) 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 early next year. 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 Jeep Compass Trailhawk looks exactly similar to the regular model. Though, it gets new elements adding more to its off-road character. Compared to the regular model, the Trailhawk version features a more aggressive face with elements such as rugged bumper with bulbar-like cladding, a skid plate and dual tone tow hooks on each side of the air dam. Read About – Jeep Grand Commander 7-seater SUV
The black painted anti-glare bonnet decal (partially), black ORVM covers and a blackened A-pillars and roof add more to its sporty looks. Styling bits such as reworked underbody protection with new skid plates, new dual tone 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60 R17 tyres differentiate it from the standard version.
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
Inside, the Compass’ new Trail Rated variant features all black leather seats with red piping and Trailhawk badging. The red accents on the dashboard, all weather floor mats and leather wrapped gear lever, panels and steering further enhance its sporty appeal. The list of standard safety equipment includes Hill decent control and six parking sensors in the rear. Besides this, the safety features will be carried over from the standard Compass. As for now, we have limited interior details.
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 might come with the same 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Multijet diesel engine. Jeep makes this powertrain BS6 compliant and tuned it for achieving better performance. Similar to the Australia-spec model, the one coming to India will have a 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox for performing transmission duties. Jeep’s Active Drive Low-Range 4WD and a new ‘Rock mode’ for its Selec-Terrain 4WD will further boost its off-road capabilities and performance.
Currently, the Jeep Compass (regular model) is available with both petrol and diesel powertrain options. Power for the petrol model comes from 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 – Upcoming Jeep SUVs In India
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 Preview
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