• Dec 18, 2006
We told you about two Chrysler concepts that will be debuting at the 2007 North American International Auto Show back in late November when the automaker released sketches of the Chrysler Nassau and Jeep Trailhawk. Today we were offered a video (embedded after the jump) that gives us glimpses of each concept amid snaps of bongo drums being played. The theme of the short vid is "Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum", and just by releasing such a video we think they're point is made. The above shot is the best view we get of the Nassau's front end, while a rear shot flashes on screen that shows the vehicle is clearly a four-door hatch. There are a few interior shots slid in there, as well.

What we love about concepts from DaimlerChrysler is that they tend to be realistic with a genuine shot at production. If public reaction to either of these concepts is significant enough, that will instigate a serious talk among bean counters and execs about whether or not their production is feasible and profitable. To us, these concepts are much more exciting than pie-in-the-sky turntable queens that show "design DNA" (a favorite industry buzz phrase this time of year) and nothing else.

Follow the jump to check out the video.

[Source: DaimlerChrysler]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      A 4 door Dodge Challenger!!!!!!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yup, "they are point is made." Autoblog, puhleeze edit these posts once in a while.
      • 8 Years Ago
      An American car company with a German parent, the Detroit auto show, concept cars with the names of “Trailhawk” and “Nassau”, and they put it all to African tribal drums?

      It seems someone spent more time thinking about what sounds cool and not what makes sense.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i really like the front end of this car,

      it looks high class, i wonder why the spy pics of the new C-class show such an ugly car, when they have a designer that can turn out this beautiful of a car.

      I hope this will be the new 300C, cause the current one is a brick on 4 wheels with a smaller slanted brick on top to make the green house.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Warning, may cause vomiting and/or epileptic seizure. Also waste of time.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Chryslers look great*, far better than most Detroit Junk, but in the long run they are all inferior values.

      * Except for the moronic, immature, bloated atrocity concept called "the Imperial", that was launched with such auto authorities as the auto illiterate, ugly actress from these desperate bimbos housewives lame-ass TV show.

      • 8 Years Ago
      From what they show ... really looks sharp.

      I know Chrysler is wanting to do a better job of how their vehicles (particulary inside) present themselves and it looks like they might have it bang on with these vehicles.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe NAMBLA...er, NAIAS can leak photos ofthe whole car ala Malibu...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Personally, I'm hoping it is a do-over of the Sebring.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What is with all the african crap going on with DC?? Boom Boom shit with the Nitro, the jungle shit with this, cant even see the car. If they would stop spending money on this crap, it would reduce the budget.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, they're called Djembes...and, funny, they used Garage Band to make the drum loops. If you ask me, it's quite hokey. I suppose we'll expect a Djembe drum-and-dance troupe on stage at NAIAS, which would be cool and again compliments Chrysler's PR flair for the dramatic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I disagree about the Chrysler concept-to-production opinion in the blog. Remember the Crossfire? If either of these vehicles hits production, it will be as watered down as a beer at a non-alcoholic bar.