2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk: Details emerge


FURTHER details have emerged for the 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk, following its recent revelation in Brazil.

Motoring website MotorChase has exposed important facts regarding FCA’s compact soft-roader.

The Brazilian website revealed that the top-trim Trailhawk version will have approach and departure angles of 29.1° and 33.1° respectively – the lower-trim Compass variants will have angles of 28.7° and 31.9°.

2017-JEEP-COMPASS-TRAILHAWK-REARThe Trailhawk will also come with Jeep’s Active Drive Low 4WD system.

MacPherson struts front and rear are expected.

MotorChase declared the Trailhawk will have the option of a High Tech package, which includes park assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high beam, and front collision warning and prevention.

2017-JEEP-COMPASS-TRAILHAWK-SIDEThe website also revealed the 2017 Jeep Compass – available in four trim levels (Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk) – will have a drag co-efficient of 0.35, making it the most aerodynamic Jeep ever.

A stretched version of a Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade, the 2017 Compass will be 4420mm long, 1820mm wide and 1650mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2640mm. There will also be 388 litres of luggage space for the Trailhawk; the lower-spec models will have slightly more room, with 410 litres of rear storage space.

2017-JEEP-COMPASS-TRAILHAWK-TOWTwo engine variants will be offered for the Brazilian market: a 2.0-litre 122kW/201Nm diesel (117kW/195Nm petrol) TigerShark, and a 2.0-litre 125kW/350Nm turbo-diesel Multijet. It is unknown which drivetrain/s will be available in Australia.

The TigerShark will be mated to a six-speed Aisin automatic transmission; the Multijet a nine-speed ZF auto.

MotorChase listed the US pricing for the Trailhawk to sit around the $43,000 mark. Stay tuned to 4x4australia.com.au for more information as it comes to hand.

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