Beijing Jeep Corporations (BJC) and Beijing Automobile Works (BAW), the two primary manufacturers of the Beijing BJ212/BJ2020 series lightweight troop carrier vehicle, are currently developing a second-generation 1.5-ton class multipurpose vehicle for the PLA to replace the BJ212 and BJ2020 series in current service. The intended roles for this vehicle include reconnaissance, command, troop carrier, and cargo transport.
So far a variety of prototypes have been revealed to the public, but it seems that the PLA has yet made up its mind on any specific model. Some of these vehicles may have been undergoing trials and tests. Before a satisfactory model can be chosen, the PLA will have to use upgraded variants of the BJ2020 to fill the gap. The PLA is also actively looking for other alternatives such as a Chinese copy of the HMMWV to the Beijing Jeep designs.