- The official launch is slated sometime in July.
- It will get a 9-speed torque converter automatic unit.
- Additional off-roading features will also be offered.
- Styling changes will be made to the exterior and interior.
Jeep India will launch its long-awaited Compass Trailhawk in the country sometime in July. While there is still some time in the official launch, bookings for the Jeep Compass Trailhawk will reportedly begin from mid-June. The off-road variant of Compass will feature a BS VI compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine and the progressive nine-speed automatic unit.
The Trailhawk variant will get a host of off-roading features such as an Active Drive Low four-wheel drive system with a low range, hill-descent control, rear locking differential and a Rock mode for Selec-Terrain system aside from Sport, Snow, Auto and Mud/Sand modes. Another difference that will put Trailhawk variant apart from the standard variant is its 20mm higher ground clearance (225mm).
Aesthetically, the Trailhawk variant will look largely the same as the standard model save for some new elements to match with its rugged character. The front and rear bumpers will be restyled for better approach and departure angles. Air-intakes will be replaced to a higher position for improved water-wading abilities up to 480mm. In addition, all-weather floor mats, underside skid plates and all-season anti-glare will also be offered with the Trailhawk variant. Red coloured tow hooks, a black anti-glare decal on the bonnet and the ‘Trail-Rated’ badge will also be a part of the package.
Changes will be seen inside the cabin with Trailhawk badging on the seats and other parts of the cabin. Power on the Jeep Compass Trailhawk variant will come from a BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine with a nine-speed torque converter automatic unit. This engine makes 170 bhp against 350 Nm in the Euro-spec model. In terms of equipment, the India-spec version is expected to share all the features with the top-spec Limited Plus grade in the standard Compass line-up. That said, it is likely to receive a panoramic sunroof, dual-tone alloy wheels, contrast roof and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, among several others.