Jeep concepts revealed ahead of Geneva motor show

Jeep will unveil two “production-intent” concepts and a special edition model at next month’s Geneva motor show.
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The first is officially called the Jeep Grand Cherokee production-intent sports concept, and as the name suggests, it is a vehicle the SUV manufacturer believes has production potential.

Based on the 3.0-litre V6 diesel Grand Cherokee, the design concept features a number of sports-oriented interior and exterior styling enhancements and a host of driver-assist technology systems.

Outside, the concept scores 20-inch high-gloss black alloy wheels, platinum chrome mesh grille with gloss black surround, tinted headlight housings, black rear lift-gate bar and black chrome dual exhaust outlets, and does away with roof racks for a sleeker appearance.

The interior adds a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, ventilated leather/suede sports seats, carbon fibre instrument panel and door trim inserts, and bright, racing-style pedal pads.

Also included in the concept are adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind spot detection and rear cross-path detection, which warns drivers of traffic moving towards their car when reversing out of parking spaces.

Debuting alongside the Grand Cherokee will be the Jeep Compass production-intent concept, a dark version of the compact soft-roader with a more sinister character.

The concept’s body, grille, headlamps, fog light surrounds, roof rails, step pads and 18-inch alloy wheels are all finished in black. The interior continues the theme with leather upholstery and new bright front and rear sill covers.

The Compass production-intent concept is powered by the 122kW/320Nm 2.2-litre diesel engine offered in Europe.

Finally, the special edition Jeep Wrangler Mountain will launch at Geneva.

The Mountain edition is specifically designed to stand out from the crowd. Based on the Wrangler Sport, Mountain models score black bonnet decals, Mineral Grey grille and 17-inch alloy wheels, side steps and a black fuel-filler door. The new Gecko green colour joins those already available in the Wrangler line-up.

Inside, the special edition gets grey stitched cloth seats, embroidered Mountain logo and tread-pattern slush mats.

More details will be revealed at the Geneva show on March 6.