Jeep Compass Trailhawk has remained one of the most-awaited upcoming cars in the Indian market for quite some time now. Jeep has been manufacturing the Trailhawk-rated Compass in India for the export markets and finally, the vehicle will be launched in the market by June or July this year. Jeep is yet to officially announce the launch date of the upcoming Compass Trailhawk but it has officially announced that the vehicle will be revealed in the Indian market officially on the first week of June.
The Compass recently was updated with a new variant known as Sport Plus. However, the Trailhawk variant will be a completely different ballgame and will also be the most expensive variant of the Compass in the Indian market. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will also become the most capable variant of the model as it gets many additional off-roading equipment and features.
The launch of the Trailhawk has been long-awaited and Jeep showcased the vehicle to a group of FCA dealers in India last year. The launch of the Trailhawk is highly awaited as until now, Jeep is yet to offer an automatic version of the diesel engine powered Jeep in the Indian market. The Trailhawk will offer a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission set-up with the 2.0-litre diesel engine. It will be the most expensive variant of the model too and will carry a price tag of around Rs 28-30 lakhs.
The Jeep Compass takes on the likes of Hyundai Tucson and falls in the same price bracket as the Mahindra XUV 500 and the Tata Harrier in the Indian market. With the rising competition in the segment, the launch of the Trailhawk will help the brand to boost its sale further.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk comes with various terrain modes that helps it to reach extremely challenging locations. It gets Auto, Snow, Mud and Rock crawling mode. The Rock mode is not present in any of the other variants of the Compass and it uses the low-ratio transfer case to make the vehicle much more capable. The low-ratio transfer case of the Jeep Compass can increase the torque output by multiplying it by 4.334 times the stock, which allows the vehicle to take on the challenging terrains and climb on the slippery surfaces without much effort.
With the low-ratio transfer case, Jeep has also made other changes to ensure that the Trailhawk Compass can do things that other variants can’t. The Trailhawk variant 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 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine will be the same in the Jeep Trailhawk variant. The four-cylinder, turbocharged engine produces a maximum power of 173 Bhp and a peak torque of 350 Nm.