2017 JEEP COMPASS TRAILHAWK

WITH A CD OF 0.35, TRAILHAWK IS THE MOST AERODYNAMIC JEEP EVER.

M ORE details of the 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk compact softroader are known, following its recent outing in Brazil.

Brazilian website MotorChase claimed the top-trim Trailhawk will have approach and departure angles of 29.1° and 33.1°; the lower-trim Compass variants will have angles of 28.7° and 31.9°.

The Trailhawk will get Jeep’s Active Drive Low 4WD system, and MacPherson struts front and rear are expected.

MotorChase said the Trailhawk will have a ‘High Tech’ package, which includes park assist, adaptive cruise, lane departure, auto high beam, and front collision warning and prevention.

The 2017 Compass will have four trim levels: Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk. A stretched version of a Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade, it will be 4420mm long, 1820mm wide and 1650mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2640mm. There is 388 litres of luggage in the Trailhawk. Lowerspec models will have 410 litres.

Two engines variants will be offered in Brazil: a 2.0-

litre 122kW/201Nm diesel (117kW/195Nm petrol) TigerShark, and a 2.0-litre 125kW/350Nm turbo-diesel Fiat Multijet. It is unknown what will be available in Australia.

The TigerShark gets a sixspeed Aisin auto, the Multijet a nine-speed ZF auto.

MotorChase listed the US pricing for the Trailhawk at around the $43,000 mark.