Powered by the proven 2.5-liter four cylinder engine and available in both 4x2 and 4x4 variations the new Jeep 2500 is essentially still an old Jeep Grand Cherokee with a new face.
The interior was also revamped with new steering wheel and seats
So far more than 500 orders were taken.
Beijing Jeep is a joint venture between Beijing Automobile Works and American Motors Corporation (AMC). In 1987, Chrysler bought AMC and assumed AMCs role as joint venture partner. In 1998 the newly formed DaimlerChrysler took over 42.4 per cent of the stakes, while Beijing Auto Works holds the remaining 57.6 per cent.
BJC set up 31 authorized dealers and signed sales contracts with 152 auto trade companies. BJC also set up 89 service centers around China. Customers consist of government institutes, state owned enterprises, township enterprises, military and private users. Most of the vehicles are for business use.
From 2003 two Mitsubishi off-roaders are also being assembled. Production will be ramped up to 50,000 units by 2004.