The US automotive manufacturer Jeep is going to bring some upgrades on their cheapest SUV model Compass. The upgraded variant will be named as Compass Trailhawk. The Compass Trailhawk will come with added features and mechanical changes that will make a comfortable way for off-road trips. In India, the Compass was able to get the best result in a short period of time, the company is expecting the same for the Compass Trailhawk also.
The Compass Trailhawk is featured with Jeep’s Active Drive Low 4×4 system, a rear locking differential and an additional new ‘Rock Mode’ in the company’s Selec-Terrain Traction Management System to enhances its performance. It gets standard Hill Descent Control. Both the front and rear bumpers are redesigned with inbuilt dual tow hooks each. The chrome on front and side accents are replaced with satin metallic black and also the Compass badging with blacked out Jeep badges in red accents. It gets an extremely large ‘Trailhawk’ badge on the boot lid and ‘Trail Rated’ badge on the side fenders. The Compass Trailhawk also gets underside skid plates, all-season tyres, a new set of 17-inch Trailhawk exclusive two-tone alloy wheels and all-weather floor mats. There is not much change in the interiors. The Trailhawk badge is embroidered well on the seats. The touchscreen infotainment system will come equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Compass Trailhawk is powered by 2.0-Litre four-cylinder Multijet diesel engine generates a maximum power of 170bhp at 3750rpm and a peak torque of 350Nm at 1750-2500rpm. The Compass Trailhawk is expected to get a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk, is essentially, the more rugged and muscular version of the standard Compass. Its is expected that Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be priced at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 23 lakh, while the standard Compass ranges from Rs. 15.16 lakh and Rs. 21.37 lakh. It will compete with Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson in the Indian market.