Even though Jeep has been busy with the release of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and the redesigned 2019 Jeep Cherokee, Jeep still had time to create seven amazing concepts for the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari.
The annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari is a nine-day event held in Moab, Utah and it brings in Jeepers from all over the world. Over the course of the event attendees go off-roading in the beautiful and challenging Moab landscape, they swap Jeep stories and they get an exclusive look at the specially designed Jeep concepts.This year Jeep brought seven concepts and they are all sporting tons of Mopar parts and some pretty unique features, here’s a closer look.
Jeep is bringing back the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer in the next few years, so the Wagoneer Roadtrip concept excited us about what’s to come. The Wagoneer Roadtrip concept features an original steel body from a 1965 model, but the vehicle’s chassis and drivetrain are updated. The Wagoneer Roadtrip concept is five inches longer than original models, and the exterior of the vehicle has been adjusted to accommodate the longer design.
The concept is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission and its equipped with Dana 44 front and rear axles, a four-link suspension with coilover springs, 17-inch steel wheels and 33-inch BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires.
Inspired by the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the Jeep Jeepster blends vintage 1966 Jeepster style with modern Jeep Performance Parts. The Jeepster concept has a Firecracker Red body contrasted by a Bright White hardtop and Bright White accents. While no one could miss the Jeep during the day thanks to its bright exterior, no one can miss the Jeep at night because it is covered in lights. The Jeepster concept has Jeep Performance Parts hood and a ton of lights including LED fog lamps, LED lights mounted on the A-pillar, and 5- and 7-inch applications of LED off-road lights.
The Jeepster is built to handle all types of off-road conditions and it has a 2-inch lift kit, 2.5-inch shocks, 37-inch tires and beadlock-capable 17-inch wheels. The interior of the vehicle has Firecracker Red accents, black Katzkin leather seats and a concept tubular roll cage. Additionally, the traditional spare tire has been moved inside the vehicle and the outside of the vehicle features concept storage packs that hold food, water and tools.
Unlike the Jeep Jeepster or the Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip, the Jeep 4SPEED is an extremely modern concept. The Jeepster is a lightweight concept equipped with the all-new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Jeepster has a carbon fiber hood, high-clearance carbon fiber fender flares, and a carbon fiber rear tub, and all of those parts help lighten the vehicle. The vehicle’s frame has also been shortened by 22 inches and due to the vehicle’s reduction in weight and its shorter frame, the Jeep 4SPEED has a ground clearance that is 2 inches higher than regular Wrangler models as well as improved approach and departure angles.
The Jeep Sandstorm is one of the most fun concepts of the bunch. The Sandstorm concept was inspired by Baja desert raceways and it is equipped with a monster engine and monster tires. The vehicle has a 6.4-liter V8 engine that can provide extra power on tap and its longer wheelbase makes it more stable when operating at high speeds. The Sandstorm has an extreme-duty suspension and Baja-inspired design features like a high-clearance front, rear tube bumpers, modified rock rails and a race-style fuel filler. The Sandstorm rides on 39.5-inch tires, which are the biggest of all the Jeep concepts, and 17-inch beadlock wheels.
The Jeep B-Ute is based on the Jeep Renegade platform, and it has a stylish design that is also great for off-roading. The B-Ute has custom front and rear fascias, upper grille area, a hood with heat extractors and wider flares. The concept has Jeep Performance Parts that include a 1.5-inch lift kit, a roof rack and rock rails, and it is equipped with 17-inch wheels and BF Goodrich T/A Baja Champion tires.
The Nacho Jeep concept is decked out with a variety of parts from Mopar’s collection of Jeep Performance Parts, which means Jeepers can replicate the concept on their own at home. Mopar’s Jeep Performance Parts include a brawny hood that is accented with the standard black hood graphic, and a cold-air intake, as well as rock rails 2-inch-round tube doors, and grab handles.The Nacho Jeep is hard to miss as it is a unique yellow-orange hue and it stands tall thanks to the vehicle’s 2-inch lift kit and 37-inch tires.
The Jeep J-Wagon is the most luxury concept, and it could be Jeep’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon. The J-Wagon is inspired by the Wrangler Sahara and it features a sleek gray exterior and the vehicles Brass Monkey and matte black accents definitely add a luxury look.
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