Jeep Renegade Zi You Xia design conceptEnlarge Photo
Looking to make a splash in the Chinese market, Jeep showed up to the Beijing Auto Show with a quartet of vehicles showing a variety of design concepts inspired by the country’s culture. Aside from the paint jobs and interior designs, these are just production versions of the Renegade, Cherokee and Wrangler, but they show off what could be in store for these Jeeps in the future.
Before we even get to see the Renegade on the streets, Jeep is already showing its all-new global subcompact utility vehicle as the Zi You Xia. Standing for “rebel,” the Zi You Xia offers a cool mix of colors – Warm Chocolate Gray and Dark Anodized Bronze, and such a package could further help the 2015 Renegade’s case as it prepares to launch in various markets around the world.
Jeep Cherokee Sageland design conceptEnlarge Photo
Another global seller, the Cherokee was revealed in both Sageland (above) and Urbane (below) concepts. The Cherokee Sageland has an Ivory pearl paint job with bronze accents, and Jeep says it is inspired by the nature and historical landmarks of the Shangri-La Region. The Urbane looks to resemble China’s big-city night life with its dark Maximum Steel paint scheme that incorporates Chinese calligraphy.
JeepCherokee Urbane design conceptEnlarge Photo
The final Beijing concept for Jeep is the Wrangler Sundancer, which attempts to give this iconic American off-roader some Asian street cred. It does so with a Chocolate Brown hue accented with plenty of bronze accents – including the window tint. Just about everything inside the Wrangler Sundancer is covered in red leather with gold accents.
Jeep Wrangler Sundancer design conceptEnlarge Photo
Like what you see? It’s quite possible some or all of these “concepts” could possibly maybe make it to the U.S. as special-edition Jeeps. In recent years, the Wrangler has been offered with design-driven trims like the Polar Edition, the Dragon Edition and even the Willys Wheeler. Jeep hasn’t mentioned whether or not it plans to offer these designs in the U.S., but they all look pretty cool.