Jeep India has finally revealed the much-awaited Compass Trailhawk SUV that is already on sale in many international markets. The upcoming SUV is a more off-road focused variant of the Compass and the company has already begun its production at their Ranjangaon plant ahead of its market launch that is scheduled to take place in the coming weeks.
The brand has officially confirmed that the Compass Trailhawk will come with the much-awaited diesel-automatic configuration. This model will launch with a BSVI compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine which produces 170 HP of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque like the Europe-spec model. The SUV will come mated to a super refined 9-speed automatic gearbox.
The Trailhawk comes with Jeep’s hardcore Active Drive Low 4×4 system, which is a four-wheel drive system with a low range, hill descent control, a rear-locking differential, and an additional rock mode for the selected terrain system which brings it to the total of five modes – Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and Rock.
As far as the interior is concerned, the car gets decent updates, with special Trailhawk badging on the seats and a lot of places around the cabin. The car will also come featured with cruise control, a new instrument cluster with a multi-info display, a panoramic sunroof and a larger touchscreen infotainment system with navigation.
The SUV is likely to get various exterior changes including black trim on the grille and around the fog lamps, dual tone bumper, black ORVMs, and a black decal on the bonnet. It is featured with a single red tow hook at the rear and is likely to get dual-tone alloy wheels. Also, the Compass Trailhawk gets underbody skid plates and all-weather floor mats.
The Compass Trailhawk will come with a higher ground clearance at 205mm which is 27mm more than the standard model. It gets reprofiled front and rear bumpers that will also improve approach and departure angles, along with a higher set intake to improve water wading abilities to 480mm which has a 75mm of increase over the standard compass model.
Coming to the pricing, the Trailhawk is expected to get an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 26 lakh in the Indian market. The dealers are also expected to officially start accepting the bookings for the rugged Compass Trailhawk in the coming days.