Jeep Compass Trailhawk, a true off-roader with even more capabilities over the previous range-topping variant, the Compass Limited Plus 4x4 2.0 diesel, has been launched in India. It is priced at INR 26.8 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India) which translates into product gets costlier over the Compass Limited Plus by INR 3.7 lakh. The Compass Limited Plus is on sale in India at INR 23.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Jeep India has opened bookings for the Compass Trailhawk at dealerships across India at a token amount of INR 50,000.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is premium over the Compass Limited Plus due to the factors like the diesel-automatic combination. The Trailhawk is powered by the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel Multijet II engine that performs duty on almost all the Compass range of SUVs. The churned out power figure for the mill in question is 173hp of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque. Other than the diesel-automatic combination, a 9-speed torque control converter automatic gearbox is also one of the reasons in increasing price of Trailhawk over the Limited Plus SUV.
Besides this, a number of alterations and features are the reasons behind the Compass Trailhawk price along with the highly popular Trail-Rated badge. Among them, there is a reworked exterior, dimensional changes like a 30mm increase in ground clearance, improved water wading capabilities with the increase of 510mm. In addition to this, the Compass Trailhawk comes featured with Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4x4’ which offers extra features like a low-range, hill-descent control and Rock mode to select from others, Auto, Sand, Snow and Mud modes (being offered with the standard Compass).
In terms of comfort, safety and features, the Compass Trailhawk share components with the Compass Limited Plus. it includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with in-built navigation, Android and Apple connectivity, auto-start-stop system, keyless entry, climate control, cruise control and a 7-0-inch multi-info display as standard fitment. However, the panoramic sunroof which costs around INR 70,000 is not a standard option. In addition to this, the convenience features like auto headlamps, powered driver seat and wipers are not on offer. While in terms of safety, ABS, ESC, traction control, six airbags, hill-start assist
The Compass Trailhawk nearly shares its creature comforts, safety kit and features with the Compass Limited Plus and gets an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with in-built navigation and Apple and Android connectivity, auto climate control and keyless go, auto start-stop function, cruise control and a 7.0-inch multi-info display as standard. However, it does not get a panoramic sunroof as standard (it is a Rs 70,000 option) and convenience features like a powered driver’s seat, auto headlamps and wipers are also not present. Six airbags, ABS, ESC, traction control, hill-start assist, reverse parking sensors, electronic parking brake and roll-over mitigation are all being offered as standard safety features.
As far as the pricing is concerned, a wide range of audience will be mesmerized by the price time as it comes out as a more affordable option over the large off-roaders namely the Toyota Fortuner (INR 29.84-33.60 lakh**) and the Ford Endeavour (INR 28.20-33.70 lakh*)
At this price point, the Compass Trailhawk will appeal to a surprisingly large potential audience: those who have been eagerly waiting for a Compass with a diesel-automatic gearbox and those who now have a more affordable option to larger off-roaders like the Ford Endeavour (Rs 28.20-33.70 lakh) and the Toyota Fortuner (Rs 29.84-33.60 lakh).