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