Customers keen on booking may do so at a fully refundable Rs 50,000 at any of the company’s 82 FCA dealerships across the country. Compass Trailhawk wears a Trail Rated badge owing to its off-roading capabilities when compared to a regular 4×4 Jeep model.
Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA India said, “The Trailhawk is a product which is developed for customers looking for a hugely capable and exclusive SUV in the compact category. It is the first compact SUV to be offered with the 2.0-litre 173 PS, 350 Nm BS VI turbodiesel engine.”
Compass Trailhawk features Engine Stop / Start, Cruise Control, UConnect with built-in Navigation, Hill Descent Control (HDC), Jeep Active Drive 4×4 Low and ‘Rock Mode’ in terrain selection, and Auto, Snow, Mud and Sand.
Intelligent Engine Stop / Start function adapts to driver acceleration habits, and is tuned to improve fuel efficiency by 6 percent in the country’s unique traffic situations. Cruise Control with Speed Control is compliant with safety regulations that come into effect on July 1, 2019.
The 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system features built-in Navigation. Hill Descent Control is effective in case of a steep decline, in off-road conditions and prevents the vehicle from braking on its own (without driver input). All the while ensuring the SUV is within a 3 km/hr limit.
Jeep Active Drive 4×4 Low offers added traction in off-road conditions, and when the vehicle needs to exit deep depressions or make its way over rocky surfaces.
More silent than its BSIV counterpart, the BS VI turbodiesel engine is mated to 9-speed automatic tuned for a torquey drive with seamless gear changes with optimised performance in the 1750 – 2500 rpm range.
The 2.0-litre turbodiesel BSVI compliant engine comes to us at a good time, since India mandates BSVI compliancy from April 1, 2020. As expected, it uses urea technology, and the BSVI engine will run on BSIV diesel until BSVI fuel is readily available at petrol pumps.
On the safety front, Trailhawk lists 50+ safety and security features. These include six airbags with side full curtain airbags to protect rear seat passengers from head injuries, and Roll Over Mitigation that senses excessive sideways tilting and activates side airbags to protects all occupants in a roll-over situation.
Launch of Jeep Compass Trailhawk will take place in the coming days. Expect price to start from about Rs 25 lakhs, which is about Rs 2 lakhs more expensive then the most expensive Jeep Compass on offer today.