Jeep Compass Trailhawk unveiled in Goa
The Compass Trailhawk is finally here after a long wait and anticipation but the launch was delayed for reasons best known to the automaker. On the sidelines of the media drive in Lonavala, MVR Automobiles the dealers for Jeep in Goa has officially unvilevled the Compass Trailhawk at their dealership on Saturday evening.
The Compass Trailhawk is a hardcore 4×4 version of the Compass that comes with mechanical changes to suit hardcore off-roading. It measures 4938mm in length, 1818mm in width and 1657 in height. Ground clearance has increased by 27% to 205mm.
Jeep has also equipeied it with a handful of off-road worthy features. The features include Jeep Active drive, dynamic steering torque, and hill descent control along with frequency selective dampening suspension. It also gets Select Terrain System with Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud and Rock modes. The SUV also comes wrapped in all-terrain Falken Wildpeak HT 225-section tyres with 17-inch alloy wheels.
The exterior receives substantial updates to the exterior over the standard Compass like a black decal on the bonnet, gunmetal finish for the wing mirrors, front grille, window line and fog lamp surround, Trailrated badge on the side fender and Trailhawk badge at the rear bootlid. The Compass Trailhawk however doesn’t get the trademark red front hooks due to the new set pedestrian safety norms.
The cabin sheds the dual tone black and beige treatment in favour of a sportier looking full black treatment with red accents and contrast stitching and Trailhawk badging on the seats. On the features front, it comes loaded with much of the features from the Limited plus trim but misses out on the powered seats along with auto headlights and wipers.
Powering the SUV is a BS6 compliant 2.0 litre multijet 2 turbo diesel motor that produces 170hp and 350 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 9-speed ZF sourced automatic gearbox. In terms of safety the Trailhawk Compass comes with ABS with EBD, Electronic stability control, hill start assist, traction control and driver, passenger and side airbags.
There’s no word on the pricing yet, but expect Jeep to make an announcement soon or by the second half of this month.