The American-based automobile brand, Jeep is expected to launch the Compass Trailhawk, a diesel variant in the Compass lineup, by the end of the year in India. The price and specification of the compact SUV are yet not disclosed but expected to sell between Rs 18 lakh to Rs 22 lakh (ex-showroom price).
Trailhawk motor is expected to deliver 170bhp at 3750 rpm of power, with 350 Nm ar 1750-2500 rpm of peak torque. It will be powered by the same 2.0-litre Diesel engine same as the standard Compass variant, however, mated to the 9-speed automatic transmission, instead of 6-speed.
The major highlight of the Trailhawk is that the SUV is specially designed for the tougher terrains comparing with the regular Compass available in the market. As the company has added a new Rock Mode to its Active Drive low-range 4WD for tougher areas. For those who don’t know, 4WD stands for four-wheeldrive.
Additionally, It sits 20mm higher and has new front and rear bumpers that are claimed to facilitate better approach and departure angles that stand at 30 degrees (approach), 24.4 degrees (breakover) and 33.6 degrees (departure), respectively. Further, the Jeep has added a standard hill descent control to the Trailhawk.
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