Jeep launched the facelift of the Compass at the beginning of this year. They also had an off-road focused Trailhawk variant of the Compass. Now, we bring you exclusive pictures of the Compass TrailHawk that is being tested in Ladakh. The new variant is expected to launch sometime later this year. It will be based on the facelifted version of the Compass as we can see from the spy shots.
From the pictures, we can see the new style headlamps that come with LEDs. The headlamps are now sleeker than the previous generation. The bumper is also different, this has been done to improve the approach angle. The same is also true for the rear bumper. So, the departure angle should also be improved.
It also gets new diamond-cut alloy wheels. At the rear, there is a 4×4 and Trailhawk badge. It continues to get a black decal on the bonnet. The decal is there to prevent reflection while driving. It gets a two-tone paint finish. The body is finished in red while the roof, roof rails, window beltline and the A, B and C-pillars are finished in black.
It will come with the existing 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine. It will continue to produce 170 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 350 Nm. It will come mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. There will also be an Activ Drive 4×4 system, low range gearbox, Rock-mode and hill descent control. It is expected to get the same feature set as the Limited Plus variant.
The interior will also be upgraded and will come with a larger touchscreen infotainment system and a new steering wheel. The TrailHawk will be priced higher than the regular Jeep Compass. The Compass starts at Rs. 17.19 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 28.49 lakhs ex-showroom. There will be no direct competitor of the TrailHawk. The regular Jeep Compass competes against the Hyundai Tucson, XUV700, MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Volkswagen T-Roc.
Jeep is also working on a new 7-seater version of the Compass. It will be based on the Compass and some of the styling elements will also be borrowed from the Compass. It will be called Meridian in the Indian market and it has been revealed in the foreign market with the name Commander.
In the foreign markets, it uses the same 2.0-litre diesel engine as the Compass but the torque output has been increased. It produces 170 PS of max power and 380 Nm of peak torque which is 30 Nm more than the Compass. It will be mated to the same 9-speed automatic transmission. It also gets a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine that puts out It produces 185 bhp of max power and 270 Nm of peak torque. It drives the front wheels only through a 6-speed automatic transmission..