The launch of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk has been push forward by a few months. What we hear is that the launch will happen at the very end of this year or maybe early 2019. This news has also been confirmed by Jeep dealers.

The reason for delay is said to be due to Jeep working on calibrating its India spec engines to meet Bharat Stage VI norms that will be come into effect in the year 2020.

Power will come from the same 2.0 litre diesel engine that does duty in the standard Compass. However, the engine will come mated to a 9 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. This way the Compass now gets the diesel engine auto box combo. The nine speed automatic gearbox could also be offered in the standard diesel Compass models as well.

On the exterior, the Trailhawk will be distinguished by redesigned front and rear bumpers, dual tone black and silver exterior paint, new 17 inch alloy wheels, red two recovery hooks, black anti-glare decal on the bonnet and underbody skid plates. Ground clearance is also 20 mm higher than the standard Compass. That way it gets better approach (30 degree) and departure (33.6 degree) angles while  breakover angle is 24.4 degree. Hill Descent Control is also standard.

Additionally, the Trailhawk will feature Jeep’s Active Drive Low-range 4WD with a new ‘Rock mode’ for the Selec-Terrain 4WD system.  It will also come with a panoramic sunroof and cruise control as standard. There will also be all black interiors.