The Easter Jeep Safari has been taking place in Moab, Utah since 1967. Every year, thousands of Jeep lovers and off-road enthusiasts head to Moab to take their own vehicles on 40 of the country’s most scenic off-road trails. The nine-day event this year is March 24th-April 1st, and once again Jeep and Mopar have joined together to produce seven new custom-built concept vehicles for the safari.
“Pushing the limit is something the Jeep brand is no stranger to and these seven new, exciting and capable concept vehicles are the latest example of that,” said Head of Jeep Brand Mike Manley. “Every year, we look forward to introducing new concept vehicles and ideas to our enthusiasts. The Moab Easter Jeep Safari presents a unique and perfect opportunity to collect valuable insight from our most loyal customers.” Here are this year’s vehicles:
Jeep 4 Speed
This nimble fellow is a follow up to two previous years’ concepts. It’s lightweight and has a 2.4L turbocharged I-4 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. The fully off-road capable Jeep 4Speed features a custom weight-saving carbon fiber hood, fender flares, and rear tub. This year, they shortened it up by 22 inches which increased its approach and departure angles.
The Sandstorm was inspired by Baja desert racers. It’s designed to withstand long, sandy trips while also handling day-to-day driving. It features an extreme-duty suspension system and a 6.4L V-8 engine with a 6-speed manual transmission. It has heavy-duty front and rear Dynatrac 60 axles with a 5.68 gear ratio. It also has a longer wheelbase to allow for increased high-speed stability. I can easily picture the Jeep Sandstorm appearing just in the nick of time through a thick cloud of desert sand in an action movie to save the day.
Wow, what a B-eauty… right? But this concept vehicle is more than just good looks. It has a 1.5-inch lift kit, roof rack, rock rails, and a 2.4L Tigershark engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Jeep B-ute concept is equipped with tons of Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) as well for the full off-road experience. 17-inch wheels and a 30-millimeter offset with BF Goodrich T/A Baja Champion tires give this concept Jeep all you need to venture off-road.
Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip
Check out this awesome throwback Jeep! Inspired by the original luxury 4×4, the 1965 Jeep Wagoneer, this concept says summer family road trip to the Grand Canyon all over it. This beast can of course do more than just cruise down the highway though. Its boxed and reinforced frame, four-link suspension with coilover springs, Dana 44 front and rear axles with lockers, and 17-inch steel-wheels with BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires could easily take your family on the off-road summer road trip of a lifetime.
Well, now i’m hungry. The Nacho Jeep concept is named as such from its delicious looking Nacho yellow color. Make sure to finish your nachos before you enter it though, you wouldn’t want to get any crumbs on its premium Black Katzkin leather seats. The seatbacks have the Jeep logo embroidered on them in light tungsten stitching. The Nacho Jeep concept offers superior trail visibility inspired by last year’s Jeep Luminator.
It has A-pillar and brush guard-mounted LED lights that mount via JPP brackets. LED header lights seal to the windshield for even more illumination and a rear off-road scouting light uses 4 colors to communicate trail conditions to the driver. Red means stop, amber means 1-3 mph, green means 3-25 mph, and it also has a white rear flood light. It has a black hood graphic that features the all-new JPP badge that works with the cold-air intake to feed the 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine.
Remember the 1966 Jeep Jeepster? Well, take that and combine it with a Wrangler Rubicon and you get the Jeep Jeepster concept vehicle. It mirrors the original’s two-tone graphic theme with a Firecracker Red body and a Bright White concept hardtop. The windshield folds down like the all-new Wrangler and it has a JPP hood and graphic. Inside, it has a tubular roll cage an in-cabin spare tire. Seats are Katzkin leather with Rubicon Red stitching on the seat bolsters. Since the spare tire is inside the cabin, Jeep was able to add concept storage packs mounted to the tailgate for gear and supplies.
The J-Wagon is a concept vehicle based off of the Wrangler Sahara. They took it and painted it in a Warm Neutral Gray color with warm-tinted glass. It also features a JPP hood, designed with a cutout kit to work with the available snorkel. The snorkel is primarily meant to get the air inlet point higher up and out of dirt, dust, and in come cases, water.
This Jeep has commercial and military grade illumination from its new 5-inch LED light with JPP brackets. It also has a premium Sahara bumper, Brass Monkey fog lamp bezels, 17-inch slot-design wheels, a black JPP fuel door, Orange Crush accents, and so much more.
Jeep SUVs for Sale in Forest Lake, MN
If these concept vehicles have you feeling inspired, then check out our great selection of Jeep SUVs. Browse through our current inventory and see what you love. Then you can come and take a test drive and get some ideas for which Jeep Performance Parts you’d love to add to your ride. Most of our new vehicles come with our Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. Come and see us here in Forest Lake, MN. We’re just a hop skip and a jump from Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake.
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