The wait is nearly over and Jeep is quite close to launching its off-road-oriented Compass soon. The Compass Trailhawk will feature a few cosmetic and mechanical changes over the standard Compass to make it worthy of the Trailhawk badge. With the official launch expected in a few days, unofficial bookings have started through some selected dealers in India. The token amount is set at ₹50,000.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk: What to expect
The Jeep Compass will get some cosmetic as well as mechanical changes over the standard Compass 4×4. The front will get a new bumper which will have aid in having an increased approach angle over the standard model. The hood will get a black decal as seen in the previous model. Other exterior changes will include a new alloy wheel design and ‘trail rated’ badges.
The interior will be more or less the same with the only changes being the addition of red accents and bits around the cabin. The Compass Trailhawk will get additional off-road hardware as well such as rock mode and a reworked gearbox for better crawling capabilities. Other than that, expect the equipment levels to be similar. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be powered by a familiar 2.0-liter diesel engine that produces 170hp and 350nm of torque. Transmission duties will be taken care of by a 9-speed automatic.
Jeep Compass: a quick recap
The Jeep Compass facelift features a redesigned bumper, new LED headlamps and DRLs up front, and the iconic seven slat front with some chrome studs. The taillamps and the alloys are completely new too. The rest of the SUV looks relatively unchanged, aside from an updated lighting configuration for the tail lamps. If we look at it that way, this isn’t a major overhaul as far as the exterior design is considered but the thing looks different inside.
The all-new cabin is offered in dual-tone and full-black combinations in leather and fabric upholstery, depending on the trim and variant. It comes with wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto, up to five custom profiles, and OTA updates. It also gets other additional bits such as wireless charging, a 360-degree remote camera, cruise control, powered liftgate, and powered front seats with ventilation and memory settings.