American SUV specialist Jeep recently launched the range-topping variant in the Compass line-up. The automaker has now put out a new TVC of the Jeep Compass TrailHawk, which talks about the various capabilities of the off-roading focused SUV. The Compass TrailHawk, priced at Rs. 26.95 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, is the most expensive variant in the Compass line-up sold in India, and is also the first Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant vehicle from Jeep. The Compass TrailHawk uses a BS6 compliant BS6 diesel engine that displaces 2 liters, and makes 170 Bhp-350 Nm. A new 9 speed torque converter automatic gearbox is standard on the TrailHawk variant and will soon be offered with lower trims of the Compass. For now, check out the TVC.
The Compass TrailHawk has plenty of changes to make it a better SUV off the road. Key changes on the outside include revised front and rear bumpers for better approach and departure angles. Ground clearance has gone up by 20 mm thanks to a suspension lift. The suspension lift also gives the SUV better articulation over ruts, and other such off road conditions.
The SUV also gets trail rated, heavy duty alloy wheels that are crafted to take on off road driving. There’s a tow hook located on the rear bumper, and this function feature can be used to tow vehicles that are upto 1.5 times the Compass TrailHawk’s kerb weight. The TrailHawk trim gets multiple, 3 mm steel skid plates to protect key bits on the underside. The bonnet gets a black wrap to minimize reflection during uphill off road climbs.
Coming to other changes under the skin, the SELECTRAC all wheel drive system of the SUV gets two new modes: Sand and Rock, and more importantly, there’s a low range with a crawl ratio of 20:1. This mode will be particularly useful off the road, not just for a big torque boost but also to slow down the SUV sufficiently for challenging off road driving.
All in all, the Jeep Compass TrailHawk is a lot more capable than regular variants of the SUV off the road, and also looks the part with a taller stance. The Compass’ other variants include 1.4 liter turbo petrol engined models with 160 Bhp-250 Nm outputs, and the regular diesel model with the 2 liter Multijet motor with 170 Bhp-350 Nm. The petrol motor gets 6 speed manual and 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearboxes, and a front wheel drive layout. The diesel engine is available with a 6 speed manual gearbox, and front wheel drive and four wheel drive layouts.