Jeep Compass Trailhawk launch postponed to late 2018

The launch of the off-road version of the off-road Compass has been postponed to the end of this year.  Earlier this month, The Compass Trailhawk India-spec Trailhawk was spotted at a dealership and was expected to go on sale soon. The reason here for the delay in launch could be engine recalibration into the upcoming BS-VI norms which kicks in 2020.

The American SUV manufacturer JEEP  is exporting the made-in-India Compass Trailhawk to overseas markets like Australia and Japan. It 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 will feature the same 2.0-litre diesel motor which is now tuned for 173bhp and this grunt is sent to all four wheels via the nine-speed automatic gearbox

Bookings have commenced for an initial payment of Rs. 50,000 across select dealerships in India. The Compass Trailhawk is expected to be priced around Rs 32 lakh, ex-showroom.

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Author: Abdul Ahad Siddique

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