Currently reading: Kahn eyes US expansion with Jeep Wrangler
The Kahn-owned Chelsea Truck Company wants to shift its attention to one of America's best-selling SUVs once Land Rover Defender supply dries up
Jimi Beckwith
1 min read
26 May 2016

Design house Kahn’s next partner model will be the Jeep Wrangler, it has confirmed to Autocar.

Kahn was responsible for the Aston Martin DB9-based Vengeance and various Land Rover Defender projects. This new project follows the end of the Defender’s production.

A Kahn spokesman said: “We’ve just launched a wide-body styling package for the Jeep Wrangler, and we’re looking for that car to take over where the Defender finished.”

Around 500 Wranglers are sold in the UK each year, with the Kahn-owned Chelsea Truck Company accounting for a fifth of these. The US, on the other hand, buys 160,000 Wranglers a year, so this is where Kahn is eyeing expansion.

The Kahn spokesman also hinted at the possibility of an electric model. “We’ve got other programmes in the stages of research and development at the moment,” he said. “Provided that we get through those evaluation stages, I’d like to think that we’ll have something on the market within 12 months.”

The EV project is being kept under close wraps and no further details were disclosed.


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The Jeep Wrangler is the classic all-American heavy-duty off-roader. It is brilliant off road, but compromised on the tarmac

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smokescreen38 26 May 2016

Kahn Wrangler.

Personally I'd prefer the likes of Nene Overlands version. Lifted with baloon tyres etc. Not bling leather, big stereo, and huge silly diameter wheels. Funny you don't see Kahn's products around here in Bradford.
bol 26 May 2016

I was hoping they'd partner with Peugeot

Make mine bronze metal flake.
Beastie_Boy 26 May 2016

Before the haters arrive...

I really like that and I hope Kahn are successful with this Wrangler in the US.

I'll get my coat...

Bullfinch 26 May 2016


It's not what they do, just that you wouldn't want your sister to marry the sort of person who buys one.
Beastie_Boy 26 May 2016


At least my sister (if I had one) would be reasonably safe travelling in a tank that could barely push 80mph...