• Nov 21st 2006 at 4:43PM
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Looks the trickle of officially leaked images is becoming a deluge far in advance of the L.A. Auto Show next week. First it was the interior pic of the 2008 Chevy Malibu released by General Motors earlier today, and now the Chrysler Group has given us renderings of a pair of concepts that will appear in its booth at the L.A. show. Pictured above is the Jeep Trailhawk, so named for the "cropped" headlamps that "produce the countenance of a bird of prey." Or so says the highly stylized PR text that accompanies the photo (read the rest below). The Trailhawk appears to be a cross between a Wrangler Unlimited and a Grand Cherokee, a highly effective off-road weapon that also coddles its occupants more than the military-bred Wrangler.

The Jeep Trailhawk concept merges the spectrum of the Jeep brand by combining the core features of the Jeep Wrangler with the sophistication of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Derived from the all-new 2007 Wrangler architecture, the Jeep Trailhawk concept taps into "Jeep Rugged" attributes to provide classic proportions, unsurpassed off-road capability and a new approach to open-air freedom. The headlamps, cropped and peering out from beneath a diagonal brow, produce the countenance of a bird of prey, and the inspiration for the "Trailhawk" name.

The other concept is for Chrysler and is called the Nassau. It's another one of those four-door coupes in the style of the Mercedes-Benz CLS, and judging from the sketch it pulls off the whole big sedan thing with a lot more grace than last year's Imperial concept. Check out the rendering and its PR jargon after the jump.

[Source: Chrysler via Jalopnik]

The Chrysler Nassau concept is a four-door, four-passenger luxury coupe with an emphasis on driving dynamics. The artistic exterior design leans toward an exploration as to what could be a future sedan in the brand's lineup. The Chrysler Nassau concept highlights sweeping curves to define the front and rear fascia.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks a lot like how the Sebring should have looked.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not sure about where the Trailhawk will fit in the Jeep lineup, I guess that depends on price (canablize the Wrangler and Liberty sales); but then again, it is a concept, so maybe the Liberty or Cherokee will get the looks, which I like.

      The Nassau looks good, looks really close to the Lincoln MKS, but I think this is where the Sebring needs to go.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like them both i hope they can build them as close to the sketches as posible thats if they build them at all.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like both these concepts.

      hope they bring this styling to the next 300C - that would be a great evolution to the 300C and you could definitely have it as a sedan & coupe

      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      jeep looks great...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Their both awsome designs...but i doubt anything will amount from them ;(
      • 8 Years Ago
      Should the finished product follow the lines sketched they will definitely turn some heads! I like where this company is headed. Keep puting these young minds with vision in charge visa' the lad that brought us the new 300. Hats off to the German visionary>
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow! The Jeep is cooling looking, but that Chrysler is badass. Too bad is just a teaser concept and will more than likely never make it to production.
      • 8 Years Ago
      both are beautifull ! i hope they 'll make it to production !!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can Chrysler/Jeep stop spending precious money and wasting time on these fugly vehicles. They cannot sell those tired SUVs that are currently on the market. They just keep pulling out more bad concepts and productions from out of their clueless asses! Bring back the Cherokee, update that aging Liberty, and kill the DOA Compass!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Trailhawk is unnecessary. That's like having another Jeep Grand Wagoneer that sit above it. What a waste.

      As far as the Chrysler.... this looks like re-rendering of the Imperial but with a modern design instead of the square off cuts.

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