Jeep Compass Trailhawk: Leaked pictures of off-road focused SUV reveal changes

Jeep Compass Trailhawk images leak ahead of launch: Major changes revealed

As the launch of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk is coming closer, fresh new spy shots have been getting out, revealing almost all details about the SUV. Now the latest set of spy shots reveal what can be said to be one of the most major features of the SUV. The pictures confirm that the Compass Trailhawk will come with the long-awaited automatic gearbox. As of now, the diesel variants of the Compass don’t have an auto gearbox but this 9-speed dual clutch transmission will be paired to a diesel engine. The engine in question here is the 2.0-litre diesel engine that puts out 173 Bp of power and 350 Nm of torque.

Compass Trailhawk Spyshot

The spy shots also reveal the Selec-Terrain system on the car. It will come with a total of five modes which includes Sport, Sand/Mud, Rock and Auto. These modes on the Jeep Compass Trailhawk help it to reach extremely challenging locations. 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.

Compass Trailhawk I

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.

Compass Trailhawk Spyshot 3

The Compass Trailhawk also gets several changes done on its interiors. The Trailhawk branded model will come with special badging on the seats and around the cabin. Further, it will get features like cruise control, a new instrument cluster with coloured multi-info display, a larger touchscreen infotainment system with a navigation system and a panoramic sunroof as standard.

Compass Trailhawk Syshot 2

The launching of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk in expected to happen in July. 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.

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