The much-awaited Jeep Compass Trailhawk for India, with a diesel engine and a 9-speed automatic gearbox, has been seen in production-spec guise ahead of its launch in July 2019. Jeep dealers are expected to start accepting bookings for the rugged Compass Trailhawk by next month.
These pictures also confirm that the off-road-focused Compass variant will finally get the much sought after engine-gearbox combination. We can also confirm that this model will launch with a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine (it makes 170hp and 350Nm in the Euro-spec Compass) with a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
The Compass Trailhawk comes with Jeep's hardcore Active Drive Low 4x4 System – a four-wheel-drive system with a low range, a rear-locking differential, hill-descent control and an additional Rock mode for the Selec-Terrain system (which brings the total to five modes, including Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Auto).
As part of the package, the model will get subtle interior tweaks as well, with special Trailhawk badging on the seats and around the cabin. It will also come with cruise control, a new instrument cluster with coloured multi-info display, a larger touchscreen infotainment system with navigation system and a panoramic sunroof as standard.
Besides the tech and added features, the Compass Trailhawk’s ground clearance of 225mm is 20mm more than the standard model. It gets reprofiled front and rear bumpers with improved approach and departure angles, a higher-set air intake to improve water-wading abilities to 480mm (a 75mm increase over the standard Compass). Additionally, the Compass Trailhawk also gets underside skid plates and all-weather floor mats. Jeep has also added tow hooks painted in red, a black anti-glare decal on the bonnet and the justified ‘Trail-Rated’ badge.
Expect prices for the Jeep Compass to start at around Rs 27 lakh when it finally hits the showroom this July.