With Jeep Compass Trailhawk launch being long-awaited, the company has now released its first look video. The marketing lingo revolves around, ‘the SUV that doesn’t just push the limits, but erases them altogether’. Dealerships are now calling on enthusiasts to schedule test drives. Jeep Compass Trailhawk is the next chapter in SUVs, and as the company puts it, ‘The beast with wings’. Presented as the most capable, luxurious, and adventurous, it is Jeeps answer to every challenge.
The trail rated 4X4 Trailhawk has been listed on the company website since May, and is going to be launched in the coming days. While the vehicle has been spied on test for the longest time, the wait is attributed to BSVI compliancy. New Jeep Compass Trailhawk will come with BS6 compliant engine. This makes the first Jeep Compass variant to get BS6 engine.
The engine in focus returns max power of 170.63 bhp and 350 Nm of torque on the Compass, and those numbers remain unchanged in its Trailhawk variant, inspite of it being a BS6, while others have BS4. What does improve the vehicle’s all terrain off-roading capability could be an engine tune in for a wider low-end torque range. Watch the first look video below.
On the outside, Jeep Compass Trailhawk alongwith its ‘Trail Rated’ badge, the vehicle features special bonnet decals, a black front grille, and a revised front and rear bumper for improved approach and departure angles. The 9-speed AT diesel with best in class capabilities, operates on Jeep Selec-Terrain system that includes auto; snow; sand; mud; and rock modes.
The vehicle has 20mm higher ground clearance, side cladding, and Active Drive Low 4X4 system with regular safety features like hill hold control, hill descent control, etc. The 4X4 is all terrain capable, and packs in convenience features to match modern day sensibilities. This includes plenty of voice command responses and capability tuned for radio selection, setting ac temperature, and media inputs, among others.
Compass Trailhawk is the only diesel automatic Compass you can buy in India. It is expected to be priced from Rs 25 lakhs, ex-sh, which is about Rs 2 lakhs more expensive than the most expensive Compass currently on sale. Higher price is due to the addition of BS6 diesel engine with 9 speed auto, as well as other cosmetic and mechanical updates.