The much-awaited Trailhawk variant of the Jeep Compass will be available for booking from mid-June according to a report by ACI. The Compass Trailhawk has been due for its launch since 2018 and now will be finally launched in July this year. To let you know, Jeep has been manufacturing the Trailhawk-rated Compass in India for the export markets since some time now. The company also added a new variant, called the Sport Plus, to the lineup recently. When launched, the Trailhawk will be the top variant of the Compass lineup in India.
To let you know, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk is not just another Compass variant with a fancy name. It comes with Active Drive Low 4×4 System, which is a proper four-wheel-drive system and comes with a low range, a rear-locking differential, hill-descent control and an additional Rock mode for the Selec-Terrain system. The Selec-Terrain system on the Compass will have five modes in total, comprising of Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, Auto and Rock, which is the latest addition.
The Trailhawk variant also gets 20mm of increased ground clearance that increases the break-over angle of the vehicle. Also, the front and the rear bumpers have been modified to increase the approach and departure angle of the vehicle. The water wading capacity of the Compass Trailhawk will also be better than the regular variants as it stands at 480 mm, a good 75 mm increase over the regular variants. Apart from this, it will come with many other changes like all-season tires and body detailing that will scream of its wilder nature. It will also get several interior tweaks as well like Trailhawk branding on the seats and around the cabin. All in all, it is a more hardcore version of the Compass that will do justice to the iconic brand name.
As for the engine, it will be powered by a BSVI compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine that comes paired to a new 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The four-cylinder, turbocharged engine produces 170 Hp of power and 350 Nm of torque in the Euro-spec variant. The introduction of this engine-gearbox combination means the availability of a diesel automatic variant of the Compass, which is something that was not available until now. With all this kit and equipment, the Compass Trailhawk will be priced considerably high than its other variants which will make it a unique vehicle in that price range.
We expect that the Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be priced around the Rs. 27 lakh mark. The Compass has been the most successful vehicle for Jeep in India and has established it as a premium brand here. With the arrival of the Compass Trailhawk, the company will look towards boosting the sale of the model again which has fallen low since past few months following the assault from its rivals.