The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is all set to be launched in India soon. The Trailhawk is the much-awaited version of the car that will be much more capable than the regular variants that are available in the Indian market. The American brand, Jeep has demonstrated the capabilities of the upcoming SUV at the Moab, Utah and here is a video that shows what all the SUV can do.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk
Trailhawk-rated Jeep SUVs are extremely capable and can do some insane stuff. The video explained by Audrey Moore, Chief Engineer, Compass Trailhawk and Nena Barlow, Precision driver.
What makes the Compass TrailHawk a lot more capable than the regular Jeep Compass SUV?
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk comes with various modes that makes off-roading much easier. There is Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud and Rock mode in the Trailhawk. The regular version does not come with the Rock mode.
The video shows dune bashing with the Jeep Compass Trailhawk with the driver using the Sand mode to do so. Sand mode puts the vehicle in the permanent 4X4 mode with transmission holding revs to a higher RPM so that the engine produces more power and torque to drive through sticky surfaces like sand.
The Compass Trailhawk also gets a low-ratio transfer case. Putting it in different mode changes the final drive ratio to 4.334. It multiplies the torque output by 4.334 times, which makes it much more capable.
The Compass Trailhawk also comes with an increased ground clearance of 225 mm, which is 20 mm higher than the regular variant of the SUV. The higher ground clearance along with redesigned bumpers makes it capable enough to take on rough terrains without any underbody scrapes. The redesigned bumper also provides a better approach angle and break-over angle of 24.4 degrees. The revamped rear bumper increases the departure angle to 33.6 degrees of the vehicle.
Jeep also provides different treads on the Trailhawk-rated vehicles. These dual-purpose tyres offer a better grip on loose surfaces like snow and sand making the vehicle more fitted for off-road trails. The video also shows the Compass Trailhawk in rock climbing sessions that display the performance of the vehicle. The Trailhawk-rated Compass can do some extreme articulation. The computers in the Trailhawk constantly senses the terrain to provide adequate torque and power to each wheel.
It also gets the hill-descent feature. This feature engages the front brakes of the vehicle and the driver only has to focus on the steering wheel. The car also gets underbody skid plates that protect it from any scrapes and rock hits during off-roading trails.
The Compass Trailhawk in India will come with just a diesel engine. It is the same 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 173 Bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. The car gets a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and it will be available in only one variant. The price is expected to be around Rs. 32 lakhs, ex-showroom. It’s likely to be launched within the next couple of months.