Jeep Compass Trailhawk homologation unit spied in India
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
After introducing the Jeep Compass last year, Jeep will launch the Jeep Compass Trailhawk in India this year. The most off-road capable grade of the C-SUV was recently spied completely undisguised in the country, courtesy Rushlane. The test mule had a printout on its backglass reading "homologation", revealing the obvious development.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk features a number of enhancements over the other grades for extra ruggedness. The first of them is a raised ride height. The Trail Rated grade is equipped with the Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio and the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system with an exclusive ‘Rock’ drive mode. The traction management system includes Selec-Speed Control with Hill-descent Control. Under the hood, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk is likely to have the 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel engine (173 PS/350 Nm). Transmission choices should include 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk has unique front and rear fascia with 30-degree approach angle, 24-degree breaker angle and a 34-degree departure angle, as well as red recovery hooks, four underbody skid plates, black anti-glare hood decal and Trail Rated badging. Jeep may offer it with unique 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in off-road tyres, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk’s prices could start somewhere between INR 23 lakh (ex-showroom) and INR 25 lakh (ex-showroom).
Jeep Compass Trailhawk - Image Gallery (Spy Shots)
[Image Source: Rushlane]