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by Bill Cawthon on

Jeep is ready for the 85th annual Geneva Motor Show with two new show vehicles that will be on display, along with a special edition Wrangler that will go on sale in Europe this summer.


The Renegade Hard Steel show car is based on the Trailhawk and combines style and technology with offroad capabilities. It was created by Jeep  in collaboration with Mopar and with the help of the FCA Style Center in Turin, Italy.


The Hard Steel showcases the customizing potential of the Renegade and also provides a look at possible future Mopar accessories.


No Jeep show display would be complete without a custom Wrangler.

Wrangler-RocksStar-2-WebThe Wrangler Rocks Star is based on a Rubicon equipped with FCA’s 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine, a five-speed automatic transmission and B.F. Goodrich all-terrain tires.

The Rocks Star is loaded with Mopar accessories starting with black satin “US Army” star decals on the hood and rear quarter panel, half doors, skid plate and a black running board. A light bar that surrounds the windshield completes the package. Inside, there are special rubber car mats, roll bar handles and special moldings.


The Rocks Star is finished in Jeep’s Baja Yellow Clear Coat with black accents.

The Geneva International Motor Show opens to the public on March 5 and runs through March 15. The show is at the Palexpo Center near the Geneva International Airport.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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