Want the practicality of a medium SUV, but need to head off the beaten track? The Jeep Compass Trailhawk could be the answer. So, you're an adventurer, but want a medium-sized SUV. While most SUVs in this segment have on-demand four-wheel-drive systems, you'll struggle to find one that works around the city and out in the bush.Jeep thinks otherwise. The 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk is here and it aims to offer a decent mix between SUV practicality and off-road ruggedness, or at least the appearance of off-road ruggedness.You may recall the last Jeep Compass. It was a certified fail and was thankfully the last of the nasty Jeep products to see the light of day in Australia.That's all changed with the new Compass. Sharing a platform with the smaller Renegade, the Compass slots in between the Renegade and Cherokee within the Jeep line-up. The Trailhawk takes it to the next level with a Jeep Trail Rated badge that means it's certified to pass standards set by Jeep for traction, water … [Read more...] about 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk review
Smaller jeep to slot beneath renegade
The model could arrive in 2021. Land Rover's upcoming model offensive will likely include an entry-level model set to revive the dormant Freelander nameplate, according to a recent report.The British company recently split its line-up into three pillars called Discovery, Defender, and Range Rover, respectively. The Freelander/LR2 successor will slot beneath the Discovery Sport, according to Autocar. It will be smaller than the original Freelander (pictured) introduced in 1997 and it will arrive exclusively as a four-door model. There's no reason to believe the two-door variant with a removable soft top will return.The Freelander will ride on a new platform named D10 internally. It's a shrunken variant of the front-wheel drive architecture found under the Discovery Sport, the Range Rover Evoque, and the recently-introduced Jaguar E-Pace. The powertrain catalog will include gasoline- and diesel-burning engines and at least one electrified option. The born-again Land Rover Freelander … [Read more...] about Land Rover planning born-again Freelander?