If a new report is to be believed, Jeep India could be bringing the Compass Trailhawk to India by the end of the current year. The Trail Rated version of the standard Compass could be launched in India at the same time as Jeep plans to launch the diesel automatic variant of its compact SUV.
As compared to the standard model, the Compass Trailhawk is designed to tackle tougher terrains and comes equipped with the kit for it such as the company’s Active Drive low-range 4WD and a new drive mode known as the ‘Rock’ mode under the Selec-Terrain 4WD system of the model. A few other changes for this new variant of the Compass will include unique front and rear bumpers that give a better angle during when the SUV is off the tarmac and the Hill Descent Control (HDC) which will be available as a standard feature.
Visual cues that separate the Jeep Compass Trailhawk from the regular model include a blacked out decal on the bonnet, Trailhawk and Trail Rated badging, red coloured recovery hooks, new alloy wheels, underbody skid plates and all weather floor mats. The Compass Trailhawk also features an additional 20 mm of ground clearance over the standard variant.
At the heart of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk variant will be the same 2.0-litre Diesel engine as seen on the standard Compass which is currently sold in India. This engine though will be paired to a nine speed automatic transmission in the Trailhawk variant as opposed to the six speed manual transmission, which is currently the only option with the diesel mill. In case you didn’t know, the Compass Trailhawk is currently manufactured in India and exported to various regions across the globe.
Source: Autocar India