Jeep and Mopar Reveal New Concept Vehicles at Easter Jeep Safari in Moab

Jeep and Mopar Reveal New Concept Vehicles at Easter Jeep Safari in Moab

At the recent Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, the Jeep and Mopar brands teamed up to develop and reveal a variety of new concept vehicles that showcase an array of production and prototype Jeep parts developed and built by the Mopar brand. A total of seven concept vehicles were unveiled at the event, all of which showcasing to off-road enthusiasts how Jeep Performance Parts can allow you to add capability and appearance upgrades.

Jeep Grand One

First up is the Jeep Grand One celebrates the 25th anniversary of the ultra-popular Grand Cherokee with a modernized spin on the classic 1993 ZJ. It features custom 18-inch lace-style wheels, high clearance fender flares, extended wheelbase, and sits on a set of 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires. Inside features 1990’s inspired materials and touches and utilizes a durable bed liner to replace the carpet. Under the hood a 5.2L V8 engine is featured paired to a four-speed automatic transmission.

Jeep Safari

Next is the Jeep Safari concept where the main goal was bringing the outdoors in while keeping the doors and roof on giving the passengers in the backset a great view. This Wrangler-based concept that features a translucent hard-top roof panel, two-level aluminum cargo rack, a raked windshield, and custom LED tail lamps among others. Inside, two rear bucket seats are rotated outboard making it easier for rear seat occupants to view the outside while an instrument panel-mounted iPad adds to the high-tech vibe.

Jeep Quicksand

The Jeep Quicksand concept is loud, fast and fun and is powered by a Mopar 392 Crate HEMI engine with eight-stack injection, mated to a six-speed Getrag manual transmission. The concept is based off of a Wrangler but features a longer wheelbase with trimmed front and rear body and a chopped hard top and windshield. The interior features a minimalist approach with two front bucket seats, flat aluminum door panels, tilt-out windshield glass and a chrome roll bar. Other features of the Quicksand include 37-inch mud-terrain tires, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a Warn winch concealed in a front-mounted Moon tank.

Jeep Trailpass

The Jeep Trailpass is based on the all-new Jeep Compass Trailhawk and adds a 1.5-in. lift kit and 18-inch wheels with a pocket accent on Continental TerrainContact all-terrain tires increasing the off-road capabilities. The exterior features Gloss Black side mirror caps, a custom hood graphic and tinted headlamps and tail lamps while inside features custom Katzkin leather seats and armrest as well as body-coloured bezel accents. The Trailpass is powered by a 2.4L Tigershark 4-cylinder engine and paired to a nine-speed auto transmission.

Jeep Switchback

The Jeep Switchback Concept features an assortment of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts including a front and rear Dana 44 axle, a 4-inch lift kit, heavy-duty cast differential covers, 10th anniversary steel front and rear bumpers, and Rubicon winch. It boasts an axle-back exhaust is utilized as are 17-inch concept wheels and 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires. The exterior features a concept hood and half doors, topped off with a concept Safari hard top and roof rack system. Inside, Katzkin leather seats, with body-colour bezels and concept sport bar grab handles are featured.

Jeep CJ66

Jeep originally debuted the CJ66 concept at the 2016 SEMA Show, and takes a Jeep Wrangler TJ frame with a 1966 Jeep Wrangler CJ universal Tuxedo Park body, and adds in Wrangler JK elements all with a Mopar 345 Crate HEMI engine kit-enabled 5.7L HEMI under the hood. Front and rear Mopar Dana 44 axles help the concept easily crawl over rocks and boulders, while the Copper Canyon coloured body stands out and rides high on 35-inch BFG all-terrain tires. A 2-inch lift kit is features as are Dodge Viper front seats, a two-way air system for the tires, and 17-inch beadlock wheels.

Jeep Luminator

Lastly, the Jeep Luminator concept boasts a full arsenal of advanced lighting features designed to provide the ultimate visibility on the trail and was jointly developed with the Automotive Lighting division of Magneti Marelli. The Wrangler-based concept features magnetic underbody rock lights, powerful 3-inch LED projector bi-function headlights, A-pillar mounted high powered LED spot lights, upper bumper LED auxiliary lighting and low-profile integrated overhead LED auxiliary spot lights. On the hood of the Luminator is a scanning LED light bar module with active spot and dynamic following technology which is meant to deliver spot lighting to avoid wildlife or hazards on the trail ahead.

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