The Jeep Compass Trailhawk, the top-of-the-line variant of the Jeep Compass, is projected to be launched in India by early 2019 with an aggressive look and a diesel engine. Read on to discover some important information about this amazing SUV.
1. Jeep Compass Trailhawk will replace the Jeep Compass Limited in the top-variant position
The most reasonably-priced SUV of Jeep in India, the Compass, has been a great success since its launch with more than 2,500 vehicles sold each month. The India-bound Compass SUV is currently available with three variants: the Sport, the Longitude and the Limited. The Compass Trailhawk, once launched, is expected to take the position of the Limited as the top variant with its cutting-edge features and powerful engine.
It is reported that bookings have started with the payments of Rs. 50,000 across the selected Indian dealerships. Deliveries will start to be implemented next month.
2. Jeep Compass Trailhawk launch date has been delayed
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is expected to be launched by the third quarter of 2018, but it has been delayed to early 2019. One of the reasons for the delay is the limited capacity utilization in the Indian auto market, due to the diesel engine which has to be detuned to comply with the BSVI standards. This SUV is currently being developed in the Ranjangaon plant of Fiat.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be launched in India by early 2019
3. Jeep Compass Trailhawk will have an aggressive exterior
The Trailhawk, when launched, will become the top-spec variant with many exterior upgrades and more off-road features. It will get new dual paint schemes for the body as well as a better approach angle at 30 degrees, breakover at 24.4 degrees and departure at 33.6 degrees. The bumpers in the front and rear will be redesigned to improve the off-road capabilities. It is also likely to come with a new sticker pack on the black bonnet, black stripes on the front grille and novel Trailhawk badge. However, the most outstanding change may be the black five-spoke alloy wheels.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will have a sporty appearance
Jeep Compass Trailhawk is going to be 4,398mm long; 2,033mm wide and 1,529mm high with a 216mm ground clearance and a 482.6mm max water wading depth (405mm in the normal Jeep Compass). Compared to the regular Compass, it will be 3mm longer, 215mm wider and 111mm shorter and have a higher ground clearance by 38mm for the improved off-road abilities. The tyre size is anticipated to be larger on this SUV as well.
Max water wading depth
4. Jeep Compass Trailhawk will have minimally tweaked interior
The cabin of the Compass Trailhawk SUV comes with several changes against the regular variants including all-black leather upholstery embossed badge with ‘Trailhawk’, red stripes on the dashboard, which harmonize with the paint of the dashboard, the gear stick and the door panels.
The cabin also features two-zone AT air conditioning system, 7-inch UConnect infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as navigation connectivity. The panoramic sunroof is another amazing feature as it is absent on all other current Compass variants. Other interior features include
Start/stop push button
Braking, suspension and safety features
As regards the brakes, disc brakes will be offered on both front and rear like the regular variants.
The Compass Trailhawk is expected to come with the suspension system borrowed from the regular Compass with the McPherson struts with lower arm disc in the front and multi-link with struts in the rear.
The SUV will leave passengers with no doubt about safety with an impressive list of safety features including
ABS with EBD
Rear parking camera
Hill descent control
ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brakeforce limitation)
Hill descent control
Defogger in the rear
Rear parking camera
ISOFIX child mounts
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will come with a cutting-edge cabin with an impressive list of safety features
5. Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be powered by an automatic diesel motor
Engine and transmission
The Compass Trailhawk SUV, when coming to India, will be powered by a 2.0L multijest diesel engine which can produce a max power of 170bhp at 3,750rpmand a peak torque of 350Nm at 1,750rpm . This engine will be mated to a nine-speed transmission. It is unknown as to whether its performance will be improved, but we are quite sure that its off-road capability will be considerably increased. Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 system with a 20:1 crawl ratio and low range will be offered on this top variant. In addition, it is also packed with a Rock mode on Select-Terrain traction control system for off-roading capabilities improvement.
The Trailhawk SUV will be powered by a 2.0L multijestautomatic diesel engine
A rock mode will also be offered with the top-spec Trailhawk variant
The 2.0L Multijet oil burner which provides power for the Jeep Compass Trailhawk will churn out a great fuel efficiency, maybe of around 13kmpl. The specific figure has not been revealed by Jeep. We will inform you as soon as the automaker announces it.
Refer to the table below for a summary of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk mechanical specifications
Jeep Compass Trailhawk
2.0L MultiJet II
170bhp @ 3,750rpm
350Nm @ 1,750rpm
6. Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be more expensive than the regular variants
Although the company has not revealed the price of the Compass Trailhawk, and it may be too soon to speculate its price, the SUV is expected to be positioned on top of the Jeep Compass lineup with a price of Rs. 30 lakh. Thanks to the new features, an automatic motor as well as the competitive price, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk can potentially become a popular SUV with the Indian auto buyers and can effectively compete with other SUVs in the country like Hyundai Tucson and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Overall, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be a more robust, sportier vehicle with a more fuel-efficient engine and a more impressive performance than the regular variants, which makes it outstanding in the Compass lineup. With this SUV, Jeep has put a further step into the teeming Indian SUV segment in particular and the emerging Indian auto market in general.
The Trailhawk SUV is expected to become popular with Indian auto buyers
That is what we think about this upcoming SUV by the American automaker. What about you? What do you think about the Jeep Compass Trailhawk and its prospect in India? Share with us in the comment section below.