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Jeep has launched the off-road oriented version of their bestseller Compass in the Indian market and the new vehicle will come with the badge of Trailhawk. The latest trim of the SUV from the brand will not only be a more off-road oriented version of the normal version of the Compass but it will also be the top end model from the brand and will command the highest price in the line-up in the market. The prices for Compass Trailhawk start at Rs. 26.8 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. This makes it more expensive than the Limited Plus trim which is priced at Rs. 23.11 lakhs.
The Compass Trailhawk comes with a 2L Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine rated to deliver 170 Bhp and 350 Nm. Mated to this diesel engine is the latest 9 speed torque converter automatic unit form the brand. This is the first time that an automatic gearbox is being offered on any trim of Compass. The engine is a BS-VI compliant unit and is also reportedly more refined than before.
Apart from the mechanicals and the addition of an automatic gearbox on the diesel trim, the more off-roading focused features of the Trailhawk consist of an increased ride height of 20 mm, courtesy the raised suspension. The front and rear bumper of the Trailhawk have also been reprofiled and this means that the approach and departure angle of the SUV are now better than before. There are also 4 skid plates present under the body of the Trailhawk to keep the underside of the car safe on all those off-road excursions. The US maker has also added a tow hook to the Trailhawk that is capable of pulling 1.5 times the weight of the SUV. The bonnet of the Trailhawk has a dual tone black decal that will prevent reflection at odd angles while the SUV goes off the road.
The Compass Trailhawk also comes with a 4WD system that can be locked, what is more the system also comes with multiple modes for easy off-roading. The rear axle of the SUV can also go completely independent while on the road so as to increase the mileage of the car when you’re not going wild with it. The water wading capability of the SUV has also gone up and the wading depth of the Trailhawk is now 840 mm, which is pretty good. Jeep has also fitted the Trailhawk version of Compass with Falken all terrain tyres that measure 205/70/R17. The tyres sit on 17 inch alloy wheels. The bookings for the SUV have also started and deliveries will soon follow suit.