- The Trailhawk variant will debut the diesel-automatic in the Compass.
- Will be the top-spec 4x4 variant with an increased ride-height and added off-road hardware.
- Expected to be priced between Rs 25-30 lakhs when launched.
Spotted on many occasions already, the Compass Trailhawk continues to test in the country. The launch of the Trailhawk will mark the debut the diesel-automatic for Jeep Compass and it will come with increased ride-height, additional off-road hardware and a nine-speed automatic transmission.
This is the same nine-speed unit which is made in India for the international markets. Mated to the 2.0-litre Multijet II motor, the ZF-sourced nine-speed unit sends power to all four wheels. As a part of Jeep’s heritage for off-roading, the Trail Hawk versions of its SUV come equipped with additional hardware to make it more potent on the off-road terrain. Moreover, the low-range gearbox might also be a part of the package in the 4x4 guise in order to add to the SUV’s off-roading credentials. The Selec-Terrain Traction Management System with driving modes also come as standard and now, it also gets a Rock mode apart from Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud terrain modes.
The Trail Hawk spotted testing had a raised ride-height by up to 20mm compared to the standard car. It had redesigned bumpers for better approach and departure angles as well, apart from tow hooks and a black bonnet decal with generous use of Trail Hawk badging. Even the cabin is expected to get a larger 8.4-inch infotainment screen featuring the Uconnect system with satellite navigation, adjustable driver’s seat, sunroof and revised upholstery.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is expected to be launched in India sometime during the next few weeks, and it will be more expensive than the top-spec Limited Plus variant. We expect it to be priced between Rs 25-30 lakhs ex-showroom. More details will be revealed soon, so stay tuned to CarWale.