We have disappointing news for people who have been waiting restlessly for the Trailhawk to be launched – the wait just got longer. The launch of the off-road version of the off-road Compass has been pushed towards the end of this year with sales starting then, according to a number of Jeep dealerships.
We had reported in previously that Jeep is gearing up to launch the Compass Trailhawk in India. In earlier news, the Compass Trailhawk India-spec Trailhawk was spotted at a dealership meet and was expected to go on sale soon after. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is already manufactured for other right-hand drive markets like Japan and Australia.
The reason here for the delay in launch could be engine recalibration into the upcoming BS-VI norms which kicks in 2020.
The Trailhawk is the top-spec variant in the Compass range and comes with a host of more offroading features than the standard top-spec Compass. The Trailhawk gets Jeep’s Active Drive Low-range 4WD technology which helps in serious offroading. The Trailhawk also gets a new ‘Rock mode’ for its Selec-Terrain 4WD system. The Trailhawk has a higher ground clearance than the standard Compass.
The Trailhawk gets the same 2.0-litre diesel motor which churns out 173bhp, mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox and sends power to all the four wheels.
Bookings for the Trailhawk have already commenced with Jeep dealers stating an increase of Rs 2.5 lakh over the current standard Compass for the Compass Trailhawk. The Compass Trailhawk is expected to be priced around Rs 32 lakh, ex-showroom.