Jeep® Treo Urban Active Jeep Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept 2004
(developed under Daimler - Chrysler Alliance)
The Jeep® Treo Urban Active Jeep Concept 2004 was a vivid new interpretation of where the Jeep® brand could go in the future, the
Jeep Treo exemplifies the idea of “fluid imagination” thinking in a stunning,
unexpected package – a form and presence that challenges the brand’s
traditional dimensions, but in the end, can still be viewed as authentically
Jeep. The Treo is the next-generation, urban-active Jeep – one that will allow
it to thrive in a city or campus environment, yet one that will easily take its
owner to the trailhead. All of this adaptable with the ability to use the freedom
of fuel cell technology.
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
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 compact dimensions.
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 component 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, one that grows more interesting every time you look at it – from every angle. “ said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President, Chrysler
An advanced drive-by-wire system provides a fascinating functional detail to
the Treo interior, which in turn allows for instant adaptability for either left- or
right-hand drive. The steering column, pedals and instrumentation are all
contained in one module – a single piece of sculpture that can be easily slid to
either side of the car – which mounts to a one-piece structural beam (a second
module contains the radio, GPS and HVAC controls in a touch screen that is
removable). This unique functional design feature, combined with the added
visibility provided by the Jeep see-through grille and its creative greenhouse
design, contribute to the Treo’s roomy, airy interior – allowing it to take full
advantage of natural and ambient light sources.
The overall effect of the Treo interior is one of spaciousness and
usability. Future-tech materials mesh with tactile textures and surfaces, which
results in an interior environment that’s bright, open and functional. The Treo’
s rear seat can be folded to store more gear, although the front wheels from
the exterior-mounted Jeep Rubicon bikes can be stored in the back without disturbing the rear passenger.
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