Jeeps Reveals All-New Hybrid Trailhawk Targa
Updated August 15, 2018
One of the hottest new vehicles of this or any other year is undoubtedly going to be the range Rover Evoque Convertible, which is already building up a formidable waiting list of buyers both here and in its native Europe. However, the British manufacturer isn’t the only automaker famed for its four-wheel drive format, and Jeep isn’t going to let the Evoque Convertible have the market for luxury open-top off-roading all to itself. So, here we have the all-new Jeep Trailhawk Targa, which is a serious 4×4 that also has removable roof panels to let you enjoy the wind in your hair when the weather is fine.
We don’t yet know how the removal of the Evoque’s roof will affect it’s handling, but the Jeep shouldn’t have any worries in that direction as it still retains the majority of the inherent rigidity a proper roof provides.
Another advantage the American should have over its British rival will be the level of fuel economy offered. While the Evoque has a regular gasoline powerplant, this revolutionary new Jeep is expected to come with a plug-in hybrid system delivering in excess of 40 mpg for highway driving.
Jeep has gone for a decidedly retro-look for this new Trailhawk Targa, which gives a nod towards Cherokees and Grand Cherokees of the last decade or so.
Although the Trailhawk Targa offers something entirely new courtesy of its fabulous roof, we’ve been assured it will have every bit of the off-road prowess you’d expect from a Jeep. The Trailhawk Targa will come equipped with Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with a rear electronic limited slip differential, a tweaked version of the Quadra-Lift air suspension, and 18-in Goodyear Adventure off-road tires.
As the 2017 Trailhawk Targa is bound to be in big demand when it goes on sale, you’d better get in touch with your local dealer right now if you don’t want to miss out on this exciting new model. The 2017 Trailhawk Targa is due to go on sale a year from today on April 1st.
Update: If you couldn’t tell, this was just an April Fools Day prank.