Indian Jeep has announced that dealers throughout the country will begin accepting orders for the Kompas Trailhawk just starting today. The order amount of Rs 50,000, which is fully refundable, can be paid in one of 82 FCA showrooms throughout India.
Compared to the standard Jeep Compass, the Trailhawk gets a well-received Trail Rated badge, underscoring the SUV's off-road capabilities. Along with the design changes on the outside and inside to fit its more hardcore nature (ground clearance above 30mm, water depth has increased 510mm and approach, breakover angle and departure angle have increased), Compass Trailhawk gets 4x4 Active Drive Low Jeep's' system'. This four-wheel drive system consists of low distance control, hill incline, and Rock mode for the Selec-Terrain system in addition to Automatic, Snow, Sand and Mud modes.
The other main highlight of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk is that it is the first version of Kompas in India to get a diesel-automatic drivetrain. While all Kompas diesel models share a 173hp / 350Nm turbo-diesel, the same 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel, the standard model gets a 6-speed manual, and the Compass Trailhawk gets an automatic 9-automatic torque converter. Trailhawk is also the first Compass to get a machine that complies with BS6; this motorbike will replace the current BS4 engine in later standard Compass variants.
In terms of features, Compass Trailhawk is almost equivalent to the current top-spec variant, Compass Limited Plus, with creature comfort like an 8.4-inch touch screen infotainment system with built-in navigation and Apple and Android connectivity, automatic climate control, automatic climate control and keyless go, automatic start-stop function, roaming control, and 7.0-inch multi-info display. However, this car failed on a panoramic sunroof (available as an optional addition), powered driver seat, car headlights and wipers.
The standard safety kit on the Compass Trailhawk includes six airbags, ABS, ESC, traction control, hill start assistance, roll-over mitigation, electronic parking brake and reverse parking sensor and camera.
Expect the Jeep to price the Compass Trailhawk around the Rs 24 lakh mark (estimated, former showroom) when it was launched in July this year, which means it costs around Rs 1 lakh more than Compass Limited Plus.