2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk: Details emerge

2017 JEEP COMPASS TRAILHAWK

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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