2003 Jeep Treo Concept
Advanced, Efficient, Environmentally Accountable Propulsion
Treo’s forward-thinking design brief is matched by its equally forward-thinking alternative propulsion system. Imagined with an efficient, hydrogen fuel cell powering all four wheels via dual electric motors, the Treo is designed to operate in all conditions – while being sensitive and accountable to the environment.
A Bold New Jeep Signature
Treo – a name meaning “three” in various
languages - comes from the concept’s unique 2 + 1 seating configuration,
which can be changed to accommodate a 2 + gear scenario. The Treo’s
“face” presents a bold new Jeep signature – despite the concept’s
The classic Jeep design elements – the seven slot grille, large “eye” headlamps and the prominent windshield presence – are freshly nuanced and then enhanced by a purposeful lower-front bumper with rugged, oversized tow hooks, slightly exposed front suspension componentry and bolt-on fenders.
The Treo’s shape narrows front-to-back, and culminates in a dramatically tapered tail, which is augmented by twin, high-mounted spar wings that serve a triple functional role as running, brake and tail lamps, cooling air intakes and as the exterior mounting points for twin Jeep Rubicon bikes.
“Treo’s look is rugged and purposeful – a truly imaginative evolution of the Jeep ‘face’ with packaging that belies its compact dimensions. It has real presence in the flesh, on that grows more interesting every time you look at it – from every angle, “ said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President – Chrysler Group Design.
Unique Interior Packaging “Driven” by “Drive-by-Wire” Controls, Advanced Materials