The Trail-rated version of the Jeep Compass is likely to debut in June 2019.
We reported earlier that Jeep will launch 2 new SUVs – the Trailhawk and the new Wrangler in the Indian market this year. The company will first launch the trail-rated version of the Compass in July. Ahead of the launch, Jeep has also released a new teaser image with a note ‘Trail Hawk Coming Soon’. This is the top-of-the-line variant in the Compass line-up, which comes with several updated features, design changes and revised mechanics.
The new Jeep Compass Trail Hawk will be produced at the FCA’s Ranjangaon based facility. In terms of exterior changes, the SUV gets silver ‘Trail Rated’ badge on the front fenders, revised bumpers and new skid plates. The company is likely to remove some of the features available in the international markets, which will help to curb pricing. The India-spec model is likely to come with front parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof and an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system.
Inside the cabin, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk gets all-black scheme with premium seat upholstery with ‘Trailhawk’ badges. The off-road model will come with a raised ground clearance, which should enhance the off-road ability of the SUV. The ground clearance will be raised by 20mm. The top-spec Jeep Compass Trailhawk will ride on 17-inch off-road tyres. The SUV will also get Jeep Active Drive Low 4WD system with low range and 20:1 crawl ratio. – Also See- Jeep Compass Trailhawk – 5 things to know
Other mechanical upgrades will include off-road capable suspension mechanism, red recovery hook, Jeep Select Terrain TMS with five different modes and hill descent control. In terms of proportions, the Trailhawk is 4,398mm in length, 2,033mm in width and 1,529mm in height. The SUV will offer a water wading capacity of 482.6mm.
Under the hood is a BSVI-ready 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel engine that also powers the regular model. This engine is capable of producing 170bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to the wheels via a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic gearbox.
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