Jeep Compass Trailhawk India Launch Details Revealed
Jeep Compass Trailhawk, the Trail Rated version of the Compass SUV, will hit the Indian shores towards the end of this year. Production of the SUV is already underway at Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant in Pune. In fact, the American carmaker has already begun shipping the vehicle to the global markets. While the technical details of the India-spec Compass Trailhawk is still under the wraps, it is reported to use the 170bhp, 2L turbo diesel unit with a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Some of its prominent bits include Jeep’s Active Drive Low-range 4WD and ‘Rock mode’ for its select-terrain 4WD system. Compared to the SUV’s regular model, the Compass Trailhawk stands on 20mm higher ground clearance. 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.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Features
Jeep’s Active Drive Low-range 4WD
Rock mode for Selec-Terrain 4WD system
Hill Descent ControlUnderbody 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
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Price in India
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk, is essentially, the more rugged and muscular version of the standard Compass. Attributes such as high-tech features, off-road kit and capabilities will make this new model more expensive than the regular tops-spec Compass trim. While the Compass 2.0L Limited Option 4X4 variant is available at Rs 21.92 lakh, the Trailhawk version is estimated to be priced around Rs 35 lakh (ex-showroom). If launched at this price, the SUV will take on Skoda’s first 7-seater SUV – Kodiaq that costs Rs 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Launch Date
According to a latest report, the Compass Trailhawk will arrive in the Indian market by the end of 2018. Though, there’s no official word on this yet. Similar to the regular Compass SUV, this new model is being manufactured at FCA’s plant in Pune.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Exterior
In terms of styling, the Compass Trailhawk shares resemblance with the regular model, though new elements add more to its off-road character. Additional bits on the outside such as a reworked underbody protection with new skid plates, black painted anti-glare bonnet decal (partially) and new dual tone 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60 R17 tyres inject aggression to the 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.
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 and all weather floor mats. The Hill decent control comes as standard safety equipment. Besides this, the list of comfort and safety features will be carried over from the standard Compass.
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|
Engine details of the Compass Trailhawk will be revealed near its launch. 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 to achieve better performance. Similar to the Australia-spec model, the one coming to India could get a 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox. Currently, the Jeep Compass (regular model) is available with two engine options – a 1.4-litre, turbocharged MultiAir petrol and a 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel. While the former makes 162bhp with 250Nm of torque, the latter one is good for 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.