India / Jeep Compass Trailhawk AWD launched in India, price starts at Rs 26.80 lakh

India Today : Jun 26, 2019, 01:22 PM
CA India today launched Jeep Compass Trailhawk for an introductory price of Rs 26.80 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new All-Wheel Drive (AWD) SUV boasts of a BSVI (BS6) compliant engine, better transmission, improved fuel efficiency, superior off-roading capability and multiple terrain modes. The Made-in-India Jeep Compass Trailhawk AWD can be purchased from all the 82 FCA-all brand retail dealerships across the country.

The bookings for Compass Trailhawk AWD had begun on June 11 for an initial amount of Rs 50,000. There were speculations about the company launching the first 'Trail Rated' locally produced Jeep in India in July 2019, but it has thrown a pleasant surprise by introducing the vehicle this month.

Jeep Compass Trailhawk is powered by a BS6-compliant, 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that makes 173 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque. The motor is offered with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The new off-roader comes with Jeep Active Drive 4x4 Low. One gets an option for a new 'Rock Mode' in terrain selection, along with Auto, Snow, Mud and Sand modes.

The iconic 7-slot grille gives Compass Trailhawk a feeling that it belongs to the Jeep family.

There is an anti-glare decal on the hood of Jeep Compass Trailhawk. The off-roader gets a new front bumper. At the front and rear, we see matte neutral grey "Compass Trailhawk" monograms. The iconic 7-slot grille gives Trailhawk a feeling that it belongs to the Jeep family. There are 17-inch alloy wheels as well. The AWD SUV comes with a Ruby Red tow hook at the rear.

Inside the cabin of Jeep Compass Trailhawk, one gets features like an 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system with built-in navigation and 7-inch multi-information display. The vehicle comes with an overall black interior theme with red accents. There is red embroidered stitching on the upholstery and steering wheel. Other features include cruise control, engine stop/start and a panoramic sunroof.

The 9-speed automatic transmission in Jeep Compass Trailhawk.

FCA India has taken ample care of the safety of its passengers in Compass Trailhawk with more than 50 safety and security features. There are six airbags, including side full curtain airbags. Other features include Roll Over Mitigation, speed warning system, anti-lock brake system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD), hill descent control (HDC), electronic stability control (ESC), electronic parking brake (EPB), traction control system (TCS), cornering fog lamps and pedestrian protection.

Along with a 205 mm ground clearance, Jeep Compass Trailhawk also comes with an 840 mm water fording capacity. The SUV also gets 3 mm underbody steel skid plates. A 20:1 crawl ratio results in better control during off-roading.