Its been two years since the Jeep® Compass made its production launch in India. With five trim levels available (Sport, Sport Plus, Longitude, Limited, Limited Plus), the Compass has been more focused on the urban appeal. Up until now, there hasn’t been a Trail Rated version of the compact SUV on the Indian market. Well, that is about to change, with the introduction of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk.
Jeep® India has now released details on the Indian market Compass Trailhawk. A lot is different between the North American market Compass Trailhawk and the Indian market variant. Starting with the powertrain, the Indian market version gets a BS6-compliant 2.0-liter turbocharged Multijet II four-cylinder diesel that produces 173 horsepower and 350Nm (258 ft.-lb of torque). The Multijet II diesel is backed by a ZF-source 9-speed automatic transmission.
The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will set the typical Indian customer back Rs 26.8 lakh ($38,538 USD). That is a whopping Rs 3.7 lakh (or about $5,340 USD) more than the previous premium-trim level variant, the Compass Limited Plus 4×4 equipped with the 2.0-liter diesel.
Jeep India announced that it was taking advanced orders for the Compass Trailhawk for Rs 50,000 (or about $720 USD), which began back on June 11th. The Compass Trailhawk not only expands the Compass lineup for Jeep India but also adds a more affordable option to larger off-roaders like the Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner.