Jeep Wagoneer S Trailhawk Concept is the One We Really Want

Kyle Patrick
by Kyle Patrick

The biggest surprise about a Trailhawk version of the new Wagoneer S? Jeep hasn’t committed to building it (yet).

Jeep had a surprise for attending media at Thursday’s Wagoneer S reveal. Along with the standard 600-horsepower model—which you can read all about here—the company showed off a Trailhawk Concept. It tweaks an accepted formula applied to all of Jeep’s two-row, unibody models, and adapts it for the all-electric era.

The basic ingredients are the same. There’s still a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack slung low, still two electric motors spitting out a combined 600 horsepower and 617 pound-feet of torque. There’s a unique front fascia, with unique foglights and vertical vents spearing down from the thin headlights. The standard-issue orange tow hooks get a new-tech update, with cutouts to cut weight but not strength. We see this same treatment on the very cool roof rails. An anti-glare hood sticker completes the look up front. Jeep has given the concept flush-fitting badging, which it says is inspired by modern aircraft. It all comes dipped in a unique Banner green color. That’s the Trailhawk Concept’s secret, Cap, its… dual electric motors are always excited.

A set of 18-inch, multi-piece alloy wheels come wrapped in 31.5-inch all-terrain tires. These account for a two-inch improvement in ground clearance, adding to the one-inch suspension lift for a total of 9.4 inches.

Inside, the Trailhawk goes very verde with a unique Mantis Green shade of artificial leather. The trim pieces don’t just look like rock: they’re actual granite. A Radical Red anodized center console pops, too. Jeep has redesigned the steering wheel for Trailhawk duty, with an octagonal shape and more rounded profile for easier hand-over-hand maneuvers. Over on the passenger side is a grab bar, with exposed fasteners and threaded inserts for owners to mount their own accessories. Both doors as well as the center console see new cargo management systems to tweak storage further.

To signify all this change, even the Trailhawk logo itself is different.

Jeep hasn’t committed to production of the Trailhawk yet. It did note that the Rubicon—now a regular and popular member of the Wrangler family—started out as a concept too, and this sure does look production ready. If you like what you see, let Jeep know. It won’t arrive alongside the regular Wagoneer S this fall, but maybe it won’t be far behind…

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Kyle Patrick
Kyle Patrick

Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.

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