The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will employ a BSVI-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine along with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The launch is set to take place in July.
Jeep India is quite busy preparing for the launch of a more capable off-road focused version of the Compass, dubbed the Compass Trailhawk in India. Yesterday, the automaker just announced that bookings for the upcoming Compass Trailhawk have been officially opened across all its showrooms with the fully refundable token amount of Rs 50,000.
Customers now can book for the Compass Trailhawk with a token amount of Rs 50,000 which is fully refundable across FCA showrooms.
When compared to the standard Compass, the Trailhawk sports a host of design changes inside out in order to suit its hardcore nature. It is the first made-in-India Jeep’s offering to get the coveted Trail Rated badge that underlines the superior off-road capabilities of the vehicle. That said, Jeep has revised the front and rear bumpers of the Trailhawk, lifted its ground clearance and the water wading depth by 30 mm and 510 mm, respectively, as well as further improved the approach and departure angles of the off-roader.
The off-road focused Compass Trailhawk will carry a host of cosmetic changes and updated mechanical bits.
As regarding the creature-comforts, the all-new Jeep Compass Trailhawk will borrow most of the interior features from the current top-spec Compass Limited Plus such as an 8.4-inch display for the infotainment system with Apple, Android and in-built navigation supports, automatic climate control, automatic start-stop, keyless entry, cruise control, a 7.0-inch MID, etc. However, unfortunately, some fitments like panoramic sunroof (available as an extra option), auto headlamps and power driver’s seat will be given a miss.
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The major highlight of the Compass Trailhawk lies under the bonnet where it comes with a first-in-class diesel-automatic combination. While all the regular Compass diesel variants deploy the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the new Compass Trailhawk uses a 9-speed automatic torque converter instead. Besides, the Compass Trailhawk is also the first company's offering to get a BSVI-compliant engine that will take up the space of the outgoing BSIV engine powering the standard Compass models. Particularly, the Trailhawk also gets a more advanced 4WD drivetrain known as Jeep’s Active Drive Low 4x4 system that comprises hill-descent control, low-range along with Select Terrain system with Rock, Auto, Sand, Snow and Mud modes.
Prices of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk are expected to sit around the Rs 24 Lakh mark (ex-showroom) when it’s launched in July, which means the new SUV will command a premium of around Rs 1 Lakh over the Compass Limited Plus variant.