A Touch of Jazz
Jeep has collaborated with Garage Italia Customs to create three unique models for the 50th anniversary of Montreux Jazz Festival
To celebrate Jeep‘s partnership with the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the firm has showcased three unique customised show cars based on the Cherokee, Renegade and the Grand Cherokee.
This is a special year for both Jeep and the Montreux Jazz Festival and 2016 marks both the 75th anniversary of the car brand and the 50th anniversary of the renowned music event. To celebrate, Jeep collaborated with customisation specialists Garage Italia Customs (GIC) to create the three unique Jeep models, each inspired by musical themes.
The first of the three show cars, the Jeep Cherokee ‘Jazz’, is inspired by the guitar, and is equipped with the 2.2-litre Multijet II 200 HP diesel engine and the nine-speed automatic transmission. A wood veneer effect was created by applying an adhesive wrap to the bodywork. Inside, the seats are upholstered in Foglizzo leather, the same material used in all three special edition models.
The second one-off Jeep is the Renegade ‘Vinyl’, based on the Trailhawk model. It has a 2.0-litre, 170 HP Multijet II turbo diesel engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission. It has been produced with a 3D-effect double-wrap to create a tactile ‘microgroove’ vinyl look. The vinyl design is continued inside on the Alcantara and leather seats.
The third and final special edition is the Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘Score’. Based on the 75th anniversary flagship model, the Grand Cherokee Score is powered by a 3.0-litre Multijet II 250 HP engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox. It features a muscial score design in special paint work with a shiny brass effect, and the same design is continued in the interior.
Jeep and GIC collaborated at the Montreux Jazz Festival last year with the creation of two exclusive show cars based on the Renegade model. More recently, they also worked together on the Renegade Hell’s Revenge show car, presented at the Harley-Davidson 25th European H.O.G. Rally in June.
Enquiries: Jeep, www.jeep.co.uk