Bookings for the long-awaited India-spec Jeep Compass Trailhawk will start in mid-June, earlier than the SUV officially launches in India by July 2019. Regardless of a variety of delays in its launch, the extra off-road-focused Compass variant will lastly add a high-in-demand engine-gearbox mixture – a BS-VI-compliant 2.Zero-litre diesel engine with a 9-speed automated gearbox.
For many who haven’t been holding monitor, the Trailhawk badge signifies that Jeep has geared up the Compass with its Lively Drive Low 4×4 System – a four-wheel-drive system with a low vary, a rear-locking differential, hill-descent management and an extra Rock mode for the Selec-Terrain system (which brings the whole to 5 modes, together with Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Auto).
Moreover the tech, the Compass Trailhawk’s floor clearance of 225mm is an effective 20mm greater than the usual Compass’. The SUV additionally seems barely totally different, because of reprofiled entrance and rear bumpers that present improved strategy and departure angles, a higher-set air consumption to enhance water-wading talents to 480mm (a 75mm enhance over the usual Compass), underside skid plates, all-season tyres and all-weather ground mats. Jeep has additionally added tow hooks painted in crimson, a black anti-glare decal on the bonnet and the justified ‘Path-Rated’ badge.
As talked about earlier than, the brand new off-road variant of the Compass will get a BS-VI-compliant 2.Zero-litre diesel engine (it makes 170hp and 350Nm within the Euro-spec Compass) that comes paired to a brand new 9-speed torque convertor automated gearbox.
As a part of the Trailhawk bundle, the mannequin will get delicate inside tweaks as properly, with particular Trailhawk branding on the seats and across the cabin.
Whereas the whole gear record for the India-spec Compass Trailhawk has not but been revealed, we count on it’s going to get the identical package seen on the present top-spec Restricted Plus variant, which features a distinction roof, dual-tone alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof and an eight.Four-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Contemplating all of the modifications, count on the Jeep Compass Trailhawk’s worth to be across the Rs 27 lakh mark. As we found out when we drove it last year, the Compass Trailhawk is a correct off-roader that may make it distinctive in its phase. It stays to be seen the way it will impression the Compass’ gross sales figures, which have been slowing down from 15,245 items within the April 2017 to January 2018 interval, to 13,334 items throughout the identical interval ending in January 2019.