Jeep Compass Trailhawk Spotted Again, Ahead Of India Launch

  • May 09, 2019

The Jeep Compass Trailhawk, a more off-road model of the popular sports utility vehicle (SUV), has been spotted being tested again before its India launch. The Trailhawk is slated to be introduced in the country in July. The Compass standard has been in the Indian market since 2017 and has raked in good sales volumes in its segment.

The Trailhawk, spotted testing in Pune, had a camouflaged bonnet, rear bumper, front fender and the top half of the boot lid. The car had a dual-tone, red and black finish. The camouflage strategically hid the points that differentiate the Trailhawk from the regular models of the Jeep Compass.

The Compass Trailhawk has redesigned bumpers to offer improved departure and approach angles. The ‘Trail Rated’ badge features high up on the front fenders and on the right-hand side of the tailgate. The car also has a matte black stripe in the middle of the bonnet. It prevents blinding the driver from the sun’s reflection on the bonnet while negotiating steep gradients. The new Jeep SUV is also expected to offer a higher ground clearance of 225mm which is higher than 178mm in the India-specific Compass.

The American automobile company is reportedly betting big on the Trailhawk since it will fill in the gap of not having an automatic diesel combination in the Jeep Compass.

The Trailhawk is expected to be hauled by the same 2.0-litre motor which produces 173PS maximum power and 350Nm peak torque. The Multijet engine will be mated to a 9-speed, ZF-made automatic torque converter transmission system.

Jeep, to improve the Compass Trailhawk’s on-road performance, is likely to equip the SUV with an advanced 4x4 drivetrain. The Jeep Compass currently has the Auto, Sand, Mud, and Snow drive modes. The Trailhawk may have an additional Rock Crawl mode.

The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is expected to be priced at around ₹25 lakh and will compete with the all-wheel Hyundai Tucson priced at ₹29 lakh.

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