Jeep pulled a surprise on all of us with all the concepts it brought to the Beijing Auto Show . We say ’surprise’ because we actually thought that if there was an auto show that would have had a strong Jeep presence, it would’ve been the recently-concluded New York Auto Show . But we’re not complaining that Jeep chose Beijing to strut its new wares, including the Jeep Wrangler Sundancer, which by all accounts, looks right at home in China with its fancy colors and even fancier new additions.
You don’t need to tell us how sophisticated this Wrangler looks, relative to its status as a weekend off-road warrior. But it’s a good thing that Jeep decided to dress up this Wrangler for the occassion. After all, it’s not often that you see a utility ride like the Wrangler receive a tri-coat Chocolate Brown Metallic paint with gold accents, and did we mention the Golden Bronze tone-on-tone ghosted pattern on the fender flares and the bronze-tinted windows?
But that’s not the extent of changes you’ll see on the Wrangler Sundancer. Notice how the front and rear bumpers have been also been painted in the same tri-coat Chocolate Brown metallic paint to complement the body lines. But instead of the gold accents on the body, the bumpers received golden bronze accents to go with the linear LED lighting.
This isn’t your normal Jeep Wrangler. That much we know just by looking at it. It’s a Wrangler that clearly knows how to dress up to cater to the Chinese market, something we suspect Jeep did intentionally, and even quite proudly.
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New colors with matching accents aren’t the only new digs on the exterior of the Jeep Wrangler Sundancer. The vehicle also boasts of a new set of 20-inch, Pale Gold Billet aluminum wheels with polished gold inserts, and a unique multi-piece Billet aluminum fender badge.
Even the interior is a picture of sophistication, highlighted by Axis II perforated seat inserts and exclusive Berry Baltique Semi-Aniline leather. Likewise, the door panels and the upper instrument panel received their own premium leather wrapping, complete with hand-sewn provocateur lace stitching on the outer deck seam, steering wheel and center console lid . And just to keep the gold theme of the exterior alive on the cabin, Jeep also painted the Sundancer with a new ’Gold Rush’ interior paint on various parts of the cabin, including the steering wheel bezel.
No specific detail on what kind of engine the Wrangler Sundancer has, but Jeep Wranglers in China are fitted with either a 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar gasoline engine or its slightly smaller 3.0-liter, V-6 cousin. Whichever one it is, you know it’s got the horses to be a powerful ride.
For the Beijing Show, Jeep designers combined the legendary capability of the Jeep Wrangler with a touch of sophistication - and a sense of fashion - to create the Jeep Wrangler Sundancer.
The design concept is painted a tri-coat Chocolate Brown metallic color with gold accents. The fender flares feature a unique Golden Bronze tone-on-tone ghosted pattern, and the windows also have bronze tinted glass.
The unique front and rear bumpers are equipped with linear LED lighting and have been painted a tri-coat Chocolate Brown metallic color coupled with Golden Bronze accent inserts to match the exterior. Completing the Jeep Wrangler Sundancer’s impactful exterior appearance are 20-inch pale gold Billet aluminum wheels with polished gold inserts, and a unique multi-piece Billet aluminum fender badge.
The Wrangler Sundancer’s interior features Axis II perforated seat inserts and exclusive Berry Baltique Semi-Aniline leather, the same leather found in the most luxurious labels in fashion. The door panels and upper instrument panel are wrapped in premium leather and hand sewn provocateur lace stitching can be found on the outer deck seam, steering wheel and center lid console. The gold color scheme from the exterior continues into the interior, with new ’Gold Rush’ interior paint on the door handles, steering wheel bezel, grab handle, gear shifter trim ring bezels and sill plates.
Finishing touches to the interior include Romina premium leather trimmed/wrapped, floor mats.
The Jeep Wrangler line-up in China currently includes the Sport, Sahara and the Rubicon model on which the Jeep Wrangler Sundancer design concept is based. Jeep Wranglers in China are fitted with 3.6L V-6 Pentastar petrol engines, or 3.0L V-6 Pentastar petrol engines.