Jeep Compass Trailhawk would be the most capable version of the SUV and would come with added features too
The Compass has been a successful product for the brand in India. Jeep has been planning to bring in the Trailhawk variant, which would be the most powerful variant of the Compass in the market and would also introduce the diesel automatic variant in the Compass. Here is a picture that shows the much-awaited Trailhawk version of the Compass testing on the Delhi-Mumbai Highway.
The cordon of three vehicles were caught in Jaipur. It should be noted that this is not the first time that the Trailhawk has been caught testing in India. The Trailhawk version is highly awaited as it would come with a host of new features including a low-ratio transfer case that would make the Compass much more capable than the regular variants.
It would be powered by the same 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine that produces a maximum of 170 Bhp and 350 Nm but will get the 9-speed, torque-converter automatic transmission. Jeep does not offer an automatic transmission with the Compass in India at present while competitors do.
The Jeep Compass will look distinctive as it would a different, more aggressive front bumper and an anti-scratch mat on the bonnet. The bumpers are designed in a way to increase the approach and departure angle. The Compass Trailhawk also gets a higher ground clearance, which measures at 198mm, a full 20mm higher than the regular variants of the Compass.
The Trailhawk would be able to reach much more challenging places than the regular Compass due to the low-ratio transfer case. The low-ratio transfer case increases the torque-output on demand and makes the vehicle much more capable. Jeep has also moved the air-intake and it is now 75mm above the normal position, which gives it a better water-wading capability.
The Compass Trailhawk can go through 480mm of water. Other note-worthy changes are the new dual-tone 17-inch alloy wheels, all-black treatment on the chrome parts and a the Trail-rated sticker. On the inside, it would get red stitching on the seats and an all-black upholstery, giving it a much sportier look. It would be launched at a price of around Rs. 28 lakhs and the launch is expected to happen by the end of this year.