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Jeep Compass Trailhawk listed on Indian website, 9-AT confirmed


The Jeep Compass Trailhawk has finally been listed on Jeep India’s website. The listing of the Trailhawk variant confirms the much-awaited 9-speed automatic transmission for the Jeep Compass diesel in India.

This isn’t the first look at the Indian-spec Jeep Compass Trailhawk, as spy shots had revealed the same earlier this month. Even the interior has been partially leaked, revealing exclusive features like 7-inch full-colour MID, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and red highlights on the instrument panel and the speaker bezels. These features are unavailable in the standard variant, which is available in Sport, Sport Plus, Longitude, Limited and Limited Plus equipment lines. Under the hood, there will be the BS-6 2.0-litre MultiJet II turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine. This unit produces 173 PS of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque in the BS-4 version.

The Trailhawk variant of the Compass will be Jeep’s most affordable Trail Rated SUV in India. Exclusive fitments for greater off-road capabilities will include the Active Drive Low 4×4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio and the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system with an additional ‘Rock’ mode. This variant has higher ground clearance, thanks to its off-road suspension. A black anti-glare hood decal, red recovery hook (rear), skid plates, grey window surrounds, ‘Trail-Rated’ badging, distinctive 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels and other unique exterior bits will help onlookers differentiate it from the standard variant.

The Jeep Compass Trailhawk will likely go up for pre-orders in India in June and go on sale in July. It is expected to retail at around INR 28-30 lakh (ex-showroom).