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Beijing Jeep Corporation BJ2S

Wed, 27 Jun 2007

These are pictures of the BJ2S, the first new Chinese military jeep in 35 years. Hailing from the Beijing Jeep Corporation (BJC), the BJ2S is also called the 'Warrior' and was designed by Edward Wong. The entire concept came to realization in a scant two and a half months.

Wong took inspiration from Bruce Lee and the Shaolin monks when creating the BJ2S, a utilitarian design theme with a front fascia drawing on the face of the kylin, an auspicious animal in Chinese culture.

"I did not want to design another Humvee," said Wong, "I want this vehicle to represent China, its people and its cultures."

The 5 slots in the grille are representative of the 5 stars in the Chinese flag and the 3-slot front guard represents the army, air force, and navy. Chamfered surfaces in the body panels are claimed to create a diamond-like feel to the hard body, while the character of the door cut line carries on the spirit of the original BJC 2020.

The BJ2S is scheduled for production later this year, replacing all military jeeps for the People's Liberation Army in China. Civilian versions are scheduled to be rolled out at a later date.