While the Jeep Compass received a mid-cycle facelift last year, the carmaker launched the off-road focused Trailhawk variant in February. Priced from Rs 30.72 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom, India), the Trailhawk commands a Rs 1.38 lakh premium over the fully loaded Model S trim.
We have compiled all the key changes that are accompanied by the higher price tag.
1. It gets revised styling
One of the big changes over the previous Compass Trailhawk is the design. Jeep has equipped the updated Trailhawk with new headlights and grille from the Compass facelift. However, the Trailhawk’s design also has some key differentiators over the regular Compass, such as its re-profiled front and rear bumpers – with a more rugged look, new decal on the hood, 'Trail-rated' badges on the front fenders, a red tow-hook at the rear and all-new Trailhawk-specific alloy wheel design.
2. It continues to get off-road-oriented upgrades
A hallmark of the Trailhawk version of the Compass is its more off-road centric set-up. Hence, just like its predecessor, the new Compass Trailhawk comes with Jeep’s ‘Active Drive Low 4x4 system’ with Selec-Terrain drive modes as standard, improved ground clearance (205mm) and improved approach, departure and breakover angles (coming in at 30 degree, 24 degree and 34 degree, respectively).
3. It gets refreshed interiors
Just like its exterior, the cabin of the new Compass Trailhawk has also been updated with the design and layout of the facelifted model. Hence, it features a free-standing touchscreen in the middle of the layered dashboard, a new steering wheel design, re-shaped AC vents, new switchgear and a new layout for the centre console, when compared to the older model. The colour theme on the inside is black with contrasting red stitching, and there are also ‘Trailhawk’ logos present on the seats to further differentiate it from the standard model.
4. It is well equipped and be the new range-topper
The new Trailhawk has replaced the Model S as the new range-topping trim in the Compass’ line-up. Hence, it gets all the features seen on the Model S as standard, including a 10.1-touchscreen infotainment system with UConnect 5 and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, connected car technology, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless charging, a 360-degree parking camera, leather upholstery, powered and ventilated front seat and a panoramic sunroof.
5. It is only offered with diesel power
Under the hood, the new Compass Trailhawk will only be available with the 173hp, 350Nm, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with power being sent to all four wheels via a 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Jeep won’t offer the standard Compass’ 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine option.
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