Jeep Is Rolling Four Restyled 4x4's Into Beijing
The automaker flotilla has landed in Beijing, and not to be outdone, Jeep has arrived with four dressed-up design concepts. Though technically all production versions, the vehicles have been reworked and styled for the Chinese audience. Here’s what the off-road marque came up with.
First up is Jeep’s restyled Renegade Zi You Xia, which translates to “rebel”. The concept’s dark chocolate palette draws inspiration from the colors of the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing; dedicated to opera, classical music, and theater. Dark bronze finds its way into the grille, lamp accents, rear fascia, and the bespoke 20-inch wheels. Jeep’s “Piano Black” interior color accentuates the musical undertone.
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Jeep continues the lineup with a pair of yin and yang Cherokees – the Sageland and Urbane. The Sageland’s design is meant to evoke the historical landmarks found in China’s supernatural Shangri-La region, and features an ivory exterior contrasted with natural tones on the interior. Grey Nappa leather finds its way onto the seats with elemental red and blue accents.
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The Urbane concept turns the lights low on the Cherokee by embodying the Beijing nightlife and community. A slick black paint coats the exterior, along with dark treatments to the mirrors, grille, wheels, and vehicle badging. Inside, the dark interior is emphasized by deep red Nappa leather and adorned with bright red stitching.
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The fourth entry is the Jeep Sundancer, a bronzed-out Wrangler JK. The JK stands out a bit more than the rest thanks to LED light treatments to the front and rear bumpers and its massive 20-inch gold wheels. We’re not sure how much rock-crawling goes on in Beijing, but look no further, this is the one to get.
These might not be true nuts-and-bolts concepts, but we reckon these polished Jeep designs – especially the Sundancer – would do well in American showrooms.
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