Jeep Compass Trailhawk has been anticipated to be launched in the Indian market for a long time now. Finally, after a long wait, Jeep has unveiled the Indian-specific Jeep Compass Trailhawk. The formal price announcement of the all-new car will happen in the coming days and it is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 30 lakh. It will be the top-of-the-line variant of the model and will be extremely capable when it comes to off-roading too. Here is the first TVC of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk released in India.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk looks distinctive and can be easily distinguished from the rest of the variants. To start with, it gets a slew of features that makes it a much better off-roader and all the features in the car have been added to make it more off-road friendly. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk gets an anti-glare wrap on the hood, that ensures that the dashboard remains glare-free and the driver can see everything ahead clearly. Both the bumpers of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk are different from the regular variant of the car, which ensures that the approach and departure angle of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk is higher than the regular version of the car. This makes the car massively capable off the road.
Further, the breakover angle is also better in the Compass Trailhawk due to the 30mm lift, which adds more ground clearance to the car. Also, there are underbody skid plates positioned under the body that ensures minimal damage during off-roading. Jeep also offers a bright red coloured tow hook mounted at the front of the vehicle, which can be used to easily recover the vehicle or lend a helping hand to other stuck vehicles without a problem.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is quite different in terms of mechanicals too. Even the regular version of Jeep Compass gets the 4X4 system but the crucial low-ratio transfer case is missing. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk gets 20:1 low-range transfer that helps the vehicle crawl through any of the difficult situations. The Trailhawk-rated Jeep Compass can also go deeper into the water due to the repositioned air intake. The intake is now 120mm, which ensures that the Compass Trailhawk can go through the deepest water crossings without a problem.
Until now, the Jeep Compass only offered a 6-speed manual transmission with the diesel engine option. However, with the Jeep Compass Trailhawk, a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will be available, which will be a first in the segment. The Compass will also get snow and mud terrain tyres from Falken. There are mud and rock modes among others. The system also allows the rear axle to be totally disconnected, which increases the overall fuel efficiency of the car. The engine will remain unchanged and the Compass Trailhawk will be powered by 170 Bhp – 350 Nm.