Using the new 4-door Wrangler platform as a base, Jeep designers have come up with an expressive, sporty version of the venerable off-roader. The Trailhawk gets its name from its hooded headlamps, which suggest hawk eyes.
More modern and aggressive than the stock Wrangler, the Trailhawk has large composite wheel flares finished in matte silver paint, a short greenhouse and glass lift-off roof panels that quickly covert the vehicle to an open-top configuration. The concept rides on a 116.0-inch wheelbase and measures 191.2 inches overall. Standing 69.3 inches tall, the Trailhawk offers 4.6-inches more ground clearance than the stock 4-door Wrangler.
Power to the all-wheel drive system comes from a 3.0-liter V-6 Bluetec turbodiesel, which is rated at 215 bhp and 376 lb ft of torque. Driving all four-wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission, this powerplant is capable of propelling the 3900 lb Trailhawk from 0-60 mph in 9.0 seconds and has a governed top speed of 124 mph. True to its off-road heritage, the Trailhawk has live four-link front and five-link rear axles. This Jeep concept rides on massive 22-in. wheels shod with redline all-terrain rubber inspired by the tires on Hot Wheels toy cars.
The cabin is all business on the inside, with large analog gauges, a Navigation system that pops up out of the dash and center controls for the sound system and air conditioning that are a unique flat panel design that allows for console storage behind the touch screen. At the rear of the Trailhawk are a modular, removable boombox and first aid kit.