The Jeep Compass Trailhawk wwas expected to be launched in July. However, we have information that the launch is delayed. Now, it seems that the company will launch this SUV by the end of this year, around the festive season. We were the first to bring you the news that will be launched in India. The deal in launch is due to several factors, including dealer preparedness. The Compass will finally come with an automatic in the diesel version. There will also be a sunroof offered. The Trail hawk is an advanced variant which will be feature loaded. However, this variant will nd will have a proper 4X4. It will not come cheap and is expected to cost Rs.30 lakhs, approximately. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is also exported from India. The Ranjangaon plant is used for exporting the compact SUVs and Compass is the first one. The Trailhawk is the range-topping variant of the Compass. It has low-range 4WD and even a Rock mode is offered, in the select-terrain system. There has been an increase in ground clearance for better off-roading.
The styling more or less remains the same. It gets some additions on the hood and there are different, bold alloy wheels. The engine is the same 2.0-litre diesel and this will be offered with a nine-speed automatic. The ground clearance will see an increase of 20mm. This will change the approach and departure angles of the Compass. The Trailhawk will also come with hill descent control, dual tone black and silver shades, black painted anti-glare decals and even red recovery hooks. This will be an affordable proper off-road from Jeep. The diesel automatic will be launched with the Trailhawk, as this version comes only with an automatic.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Launch Date
Jeep Compass Trailhawk
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be launched by July 2018. This is when the diesel automatic will also be offered for the first time in the Compass. The deliveries will begin shortly after the launch.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Image Gallery
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Price in India
Price (on-road, Delhi)
Jeep Compass Trailhawk
As this is an all new variant, it will offer additional features and even come with an automatic. Though the company has not yet disclosed the price, we expect it to be under Rs.30 lakhs. With new added features and mechanical bits, the Compass Trailhawk will be more expensive than the standard version.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre MultiJet II|
|Power||170bhp @ 3,750rpm|
|Torque||350Nm @ 1,750rpm|
The Compass Trailhawk will be coming with a 2.0-litre multijet diesel engine that will churn about 170bhp of power. With a maximum torque of 350Nm it will have sufficient grunt. This engine will come mated to a nine-speed transmission. We aren’t certain if there will be a boost in its performance, but there will be improvement in its off road capability.
This drivetrain comes with Jeep’s Active Drive Low-Range 4WD and a new Rock mode too. The diesel engine may be chosen for the Indian market if it comes here. The transmission options on the two engines are six-speed manual and seven-speed DCT on petrol, while diesel has nine-speed.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Dimensions
There shall be no difference in the dimensions of the vehicle. There will be an increase in ground clearance by 20mm. This will improve its ability to off road. We reckon the tyres will be a size larger on this variant.
In terms of brakes, the front and the rear both shall offer disc brakes. There will be no difference at all.
The Compass comes with McPherson struts with lower arm disc at the front and the rear has multi-link with struts. The same set-up will be carried forward. There shall be some change in the suspension tuning only.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Features
Jeep’s Active Drive Low-range 4WD
Rock mode for Selec-Terrain 4WD system
Hill Descent Control
Black painted anti-glare bonnet decal
New alloy wheels
Red recovery shade-Underbody skid plates
All weather floor mats
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Exterior
There is no major difference on the outside, apart from cosmetic changes. The first biggest change is the alloy wheel design. This is a five-spoke one and it will be black in colour. There will be redesigned front and rear bumpers with skid plates too. A part of the bonnet has black paint. There will be dual-tone black and silver colour option, recovery hooks, all-weather floor mats on offer too. The added 20mm will make it look taller and have more road presence.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Interior
It is a tad too early to state if there is any difference on the inside. The interiors of this variant are expected to be all black and may offer red inserts at places. This will make it an exciting version on offer. The bells and whistles will be similar to the regular version. There shall be no change in it. It will have keyless entry, push start stop and touchscreen system with UConnect. There shall be reverse camera, navigation and even leather upholstery. In terms of space, the Compass Trailhawk is identical to the regular Compass.