Jeep and Mopar Unveil Seven Concept Vehicles for Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Jeep and Mopar Unveil Seven Concept Vehicles for Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Jeep and Mopar have once again collaborated to create seven, custom-built concept vehicles to debut at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah which began March 24 and will finish up April 1st. A long list of production and prototype Jeep Performance Parts are featured on the vehicles, all developed with rigorous specifications in mind. Mopar is already offering more than 200 parts for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and couldn’t have picked a better event to showcase what they’ve got. This year’s Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicles include:


The Jeep 4SPEED concept is a lightweight concept that has been built “4SPEED” and showcases the Wrangler’s off-road capability and performance through weight savings and showcases the all-new 2.0L turbocharged I4 engine offered in the new Jeep. On the outside, the 4SPEED concept offers a carbon fibre hood, high-clearance carbon fiber fender flares and a carbon fiber rear tub with perforated aluminum panels. The 4SPEED offers a sleek side profile thanks to its raked windshield, elongated door openings and an aggressively swept back custom cage. Additionally the 4SPEED’s ride height is 2-in. higher than a stock Wrangler. In addition to its lightweight nature, the concept has been shortened 22-in. but its wheelbase is at stock length which results in increased approach and departure angles. To enhance capability the 4SPEED features Dana 44 frontand rear axles with a 4.10 ger ratio and 18-in. lightweight monoblock wheels wrapped in 35in. BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires. Inside features a customized instrument panel, re-trimmed front seats with the rear seats being removed.


Jeep Sandstorm

The Jeep Sandstorm concept was inspired by Baja desert racers and features off-road hardware that will handle long, sandy straightaways and also includes an extreme-duty suspension system and powertrain. To fit the Baja look, the exterior features custom styling cues such as a vented carbon fiber hood, vented high clearance front and rear fender flares and a cage that includes a rear mounted lay down style spare tire carrier. Other Baja-inspired features include high clearance front and rear tube bumpers, modified rock rails and an integrated on-board air compressor. To enhance capability, the front axle has been moved forward four inches and offers a heavy-duty longarm four-link suspension an track bar. Under the hood is a 6.4L engine from Mopar performance which is paired to a six-speed manual transmission.


Jeep B-Ute

The Jeep B-Ute concept is based off of the Jeep Renegade and features  unique front and rear fascias and upper grille area, a hood with heat extractors and wider flares. A 1.5-in. lift kit is featured as is a roof rack, rock rails, 17in. wheels with a 30mm offset, wrapped in BF Goodrich T/A Baja Champion tires. Inside the B-Ute features custom trimmed seats with Mineral inserts, a Carbonite finish on the shifter, speaker and vent surrounds, Piano Black inserts and Mopar all-weather floor mats. Under the hood is a 2.4L Tigershark engine paired to a 9-speed transmission.


Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip

The Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip concept retains its Wagoneer heritage and charm and utilizes its original steel body but with an updated chassis and drivetrain. The wheelbase has been stretched 5-in. and the body has been updated to accept he additional length, wider track and custom fender flares. The off-road capability has been enhanced thanks to a boxed and reinforced fame, Dana 44 front and rear axles with lockers, four-link suspension wit coilover sprigs, and 17in. wheels wrapped in 33-in.BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires. Inside of the Wagoneer Roadtrip features the original front and rear bench seats, door panels, kick and rear panels and all trimmed in Oxblood-coloured leather. Additional interior features include a custom cooler fashioned from period-correct luggage and a toolbox created from the valve cover of this Wagoneer’s original 230 Tornado OHC-6 engine. Under the hood is a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine paired to a four-speed automatic transmission.


Nacho Jeep

The Nacho Jeep concept is made to serve as a rolling catalog loaded with selections from the Mopar brand’s Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) menu. The Wrangler Rubicon serves as the base for the vehicle and sees many things including a brawny hood, satin black grille, steel Rubicon bumper and a Warn winch kit. A-pillar and brush guard-mounted LED lights are featured and were inspired by the Jeep Luminator concept from last year’s show and will project ample light for even the darkest of trail situations. A 2-in. Lift kit elevates the nacho concept and offers increased off-road clearance and includes new 2.5-in. diameter aluminum body shocks. Oversized 37-in. tires wrap around 17-in. beadlock-capable wheels with a satin-carbon finish on the wheels. The spare tire tailgate hinge reinforcement provides a foundation for a spare tire carrier that mounts to the tailgate with strength enough to handle 37-in. tires.


Jeep Jeepster

The Jeep Jeepster concept is based on the Wrangler Rubicon and boasts a colour palette and the speedy styling of the 1966 Jeepster. The original’s two-tone graphic theme is mirrored on the concept with a Firecracker red body set off by a Bright White concept hardtop that has been chopped by 2-in. The customized windshield maintains the all-new Wrangler’s convenient fold-down feature, while the Rubicon steel bumper features premium production LED fog lamps. LED lighting is mounted to the A-pillar via light brackets and a 2-in. lift kit with 2.5-in. dimeter aluminum body shocks works with the oversized 37-in. BF Goodrich KO2 tires. Inside of the Jeepster is a tubular roll cage replaces the sport bar while premium features are also included such as black Katzkin leather seats, red accent stiching and Firecracker red instrument panel inserts that tie in with the exterior colour.


Jeep J-Wagon

The Jeep J-Wagon concept has been personalized with Jeep Performance Parts to create a premium-styled vehicle that is meant for both the trail and urban settings. The Wrangler Sahara served as the base for the concept and has been painted with a Warm Neutral Grey colour which is complemented with subtle Brass Monkey touches throughout. A JPP (Jeep Performance Parts) hood designed with a cutout kit to work with the available snorkel is featured as are new 5-in. LED light mount with JPP brackets to deliver commercial and military grade illumination. For the wheels, the J-Wagon features 17-in. slot-design wheels that are finished in Brass Monkey which was originally previewed at the 2017 SEMA Show. Inside features camel-colour Katzkin leather seats that provide a premium feel while many other Brass Monkey features harmonize the interior with the exterior.


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