The Kahn Jeep : a Different Turn
22nd Mar 2012
An ongoing project that has received much acclaim is the Kahn Jeep, further expanding the renowned Wrangler brand’s reach.
Afzal Kahn’s philosophy was always to combine mechanical perfection with exterior beauty. And the principal British designer delivers the high-impact Kahn Jeep with such clout; it is safe to say that the vehicle would not look out of place with London, Chelsea or New York centric drivers, rock climbers and off-roaders at the helm, nor would it look weary in a John Connor inspired post-apocalyptic Terminator movie.
Range Rovers are a core part of the business but cars like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Bentley and Aston Martin are also included in Kahn’s portfolio. “We are predominantly a design company, with an in-house sales facility,” says business development manager, Ali Khiyani.
“We do what we call a full conversion of the car where we will put on a body kit to restyle the shape and make it look unique. We offer a full range of wheels (up to 22 inches), along with bespoke perforated and quilted leather interiors. So be it any car, any size or shape, a full conversion would see a vehicle fitted with a Kahn body kit and wheels, and the interior completely changed to be replaced with sheer opulence.”
The Afzal Kahn touch includes a meshed front grill, gold finished calipers, quad exhaust system, rear wheel cover, smoked side lights and repeaters, petrol flat cap in billet mat black, mud flaps hardwearing, aluminum machined foot pedals, smoked side lights and repeaters, sat-navigation, reverse camera, blue tooth, dial facia clocks and LED driving lights and to finish it all off, the compulsory branded rear wheel cover.
Furthermore, a commitment to fostering cutting edge technology ensures, should customers wish, for the blank rear window sections and LED lights to be made available in bullet-proof glass. Furthermore, depending on the level of protection required, a superior type of glass, more advanced than the sort of glass which is used to protect world statesmen, is also available.
Inside is the ‘bespoke touch’, Afzal Kahn could, for example, design for you a vehicle with an exterior the colour of your jeans and an interior with seats akin to the shade of, let’s say, a grey t-shirt. Customers could also change the colour of the clock, or ask for anything else, the world is their oyster, so to speak.
Kahn wheels sit perfectly, on any vehicle, conveying the essence of the vehicle’s identity. Created using state-of-the art manufacturing and materials technology, the Kahn RS wheels are available in 9 x 20 in silver or black and fit all original centre caps.
With simple clean lines, soft organic surfaces on the edge of the spoke and a purposeful mechanical centre, the RS wheels are synonymous with elegance and innovation.