The Trailhawk is the first ever diesel automatic in the Compass’ lineup.
- Pre-launch bookings began earlier this month
- Trailhawk comes with a BS6 2.0-litre diesel engine with a 9-speed AT.
- Trailhawk gets new bumpers, increased ground clearance and more advanced 4WD system compared to existing Compass.
- Features on par with current-top spec Limited Plus diesel 4x4 variant.
- Expected to be priced upwards of Rs 25 lakh
Jeep will launch the most extreme version of the Compass, the Trailhawk, in India today. The India-spec model was revealed earlier this month and pre-launch bookings began on 11 June. The existing Compass' top-spec variant, Limited Plus diesel 4X4, is priced at Rs 23.11 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and the Trailhawk will be positioned above it.
Compared to the standard Compass, the Trailhawk gets reworked bumpers to aid approach and departure angles, raised ground clearance and improved water wading capacity. Jeep has also installed underbody skid plates, all-terrain tyres and all weather floor mats to complement the off-road-focused nature of the SUV. The all-black cabin packs red accents, while the equipment list is largely similar to the existing top-spec Compass Limited Plus.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk offers the same 2.0-litre diesel engine, but is offered in a BS6 avatar. In the Trailhawk, the engine is rated at 170PS and 350Nm. While the power has gone down by 3PS, torque has remained identical to the BS4 version. The power from this engine is sent to all four wheels of the SUV via a 9-speed automatic gearbox (first for the diesel-powered Compass in India). The Trailhawk also features a more advanced version of the Jeep four-wheel-drive system compared to the existing 4x4 manual model.
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