Time for a little "between the lines" style analysis. Jeep says, "[T]he Jeep Trailhawk is a more refined highway cruiser without sacrificing any of Jeep's legendary off-road capabilities." Jalopnik says, "Kill the Compass immediately." Jeep says, "The key to the look of the Trailhawk,' said Nick Vardis, Principal Exterior Designer, 'is the vehicle's distinctive proportions, due in part to its 116-inch wheelbase." Jalopnik says, "116-inch wheelbase? That is going to sacrifice a lot of Jeep's legendary off-road performance." As is the extra five-hundred pounds of bulging metal festooning this poor truck. Despite the puffy marketing hoo-haw ("with the sheet metal pulled into shape, much like a drawn arrow in the bow of a skilled archer") it looks like Jeep simply mated a Grand Cherokee with a Wrangler. Guys, you know there's a reason why siblings don't sleep together, right? No, it's not because of potential inheritance squabbles. More PR Hyperbole after you jump.
An Unnecessarily Trail-Rated Detroit Embargo Break: The Jeep Trailhawk Concept [Internal]