The annual Easter Jeep Safari event welcomes a new set of extreme Jeep vehicles in 2022. Seven one-of-a-kind Jeep concept models are heading to Moab, most promoting the company’s vision of a zero-emissions future.
The Utah destination is the spiritual home of the Stellantis brand. “Easter Jeep Safari is the perfect opportunity for the Jeep brand to push the boundaries of four-wheel-drive vehicle development and, most importantly, to stay connected with our customers,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of the Jeep brand for North America. .
“Moab is a rite of passage for many Jeep owners, and owning a Jeep is truly about understanding the lifestyle – that’s what the Jeep brand is. Whether it’s a concept Jeep or the latest production Jeep vehicle, our customers have the chance to get closer to our passion projects at this event.”
Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept
The model lineup at the event includes the Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 concept. A year ago, the company demonstrated for the first time what a battery-electric Wrangler would look like. This Magneto 2.0 concept pushes the limits further.
Jeep installed a six-speed manual transmission in the electric vehicle, which is powered by four lithium-ion batteries. SUV inverters are derived from racing cars. The Wrangler Magneto 2.0 can instantly deliver 625 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque.
The SUV is 12 inches longer than the typical Wrangler, allowing more room for powertrain components, making it similar to the “LJ” Wrangler Unlimited, which existed from 2004 to 2006. It also has a kit 3 inches of lift and rolls on 40-inch all-terrain tires mounted on 20-inch wheels.
Carbon fiber wheel flares and Surf Blue paint make the concept instantly stand out from the crowd. Its custom cover is transparent, with a blue tint.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe Concept
This concept model shares many of its components with the Grand Cherokee 4xe which hits the market this spring. Its industrial blue exterior, 4xe lagoon blue tow hooks and anti-glare black and matte blue Trailhawk hood decal give it a unique look.
A custom roof rack with integrated tie-downs, a black-painted Rhino Liner roof for added durability, custom fog lamp bezels with quad-projector LED fog lamps, Mopar guard rails and custom vinyl side graphics give the models a raw and ready appearance.
The custom rig rolls on 20-inch neutral gray-painted metallic matte wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFG mud-terrain tires.
Jeep’s SUV is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a 400-volt battery and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
A Quadra-Lift air suspension contributes to the SUV’s ride quality and performance. A sway bar disconnect allows for impressive articulation along the trail.
The interior features custom saddle-color padded seats with “Rodney” houndstooth inserts, 4xe Trailhawk badging and Surf Blue stitching.
Jeep Concept ’41
Jeep has installed the latest powertrain technology inside this concept SUV designed to pay homage to the long history of the Jeep brand.
Building on what the Wrangler 4xe already offers, the model has a matte DRAB ’41 Olive Green exterior paint, with color-keyed mirror caps and black powder-coated steel bumpers. A Warn winch and a Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) bumper hoop.
The SUV is topped with a beige soft top. Exit is through the JPP half-doors. A custom stenciled graphics package by Jeep Graphic Studio and accent color tow hooks complete the exterior modifications.
Jeep outfitted the ’41 concept with a retro gear shifter with a custom cowl, canvas-covered seats with digital camo inserts and Serafil 1043 stitching. Rhino-lined heavy-textured floor, colored to match the exterior, adds durability. The color continues to the concept dash, which houses a cluster that displays custom Willys retro graphics.
Jeep Rubicon 20th Anniversary Concept
This concept builds on the good of the Wrangler Rubicon 392 by adding new equipment and features to the V8-powered SUV.
It features an active dual-mode performance exhaust, a performance hood with a center scoop, bespoke half doors and a Sky One-touch power roof with removable side panels.
Wearing a Granite Crystal vinyl wrap, the model’s appearance was accentuated with gold tow hooks and badging, a 20th Anniversary Rubicon hood decal, American Flag fender decal and an air compressor Mopar swing gate.
JPP supplied a 2-inch lift kit that comes paired with 17-inch beadlock-compatible Mopar wheels wrapped in 37-inch mud-terrain tires. Added steel bumpers and hoop with Warn winch and steel engine shoe.
Concept Jeep Bob
The new Jeep concept was designed to blur the lines between the Wrangler SUV and the Gladiator truck. Based on the Gladiator Rubicon, the model removes all four doors and B-pillars, and adds a custom perforated hardtop to create an open-air atmosphere.
Custom front and rear bumpers, high clearance flares and a suspended bed improve approach and departure angles compared to a traditional Gladiator.
The SUV has a 3-inch lift with custom off-road suspension with Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 axles backed by King Coils and bypass shocks. The model rolls on 40-inch tires that are wrapped around 20-inch wheels.
Jeep designers gave the model a multi-finish paint scheme that mixes gloss and matte finishes. A vented carbon hood completes the look.
Bright bed-lined floors and custom-trimmed seats are changes from the traditional Gladiator Rubicon interior.
Jeep D-Coder concept by JPP
The D-Coder concept was created to show the breadth of the JPP range. It contains over 35 JPP and Mopar accessories, each painted in a contrasting Maraschino Red paint and labeled with a QR code that links to the Mopar eStore.
The Gloss Black truck features a modular Rubicon three-piece bumper and winch guard. A pair of 7-inch TYRI LED off-road lights illuminate the road ahead of the Rubicon Warn winch.
A JPP 2-inch lift kit with Fox shocks is paired with 17-by-8.5-inch JPP five-spoke bead wheels mounted on 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires.
JPP’s snorkel keeps water out of the 3.6-liter Pentastar engine, allowing air to enter the Mopar cold air intake system. A Mopar free-flowing dual cat-back exhaust system completes the powertrain modifications.
The JPP Gorilla Glass windshield offers up to three times the resistance of a standard windshield. A pair of 5-inch TYRI LED lights mount into the JPP A-pillar mounting brackets on either side of the hood.
Heavy-gauge steel JPP rock rails sit below the JPP tube doors, fitted with JPP tube door mirrors on both sides. Additional rock rails, with a replaceable nylon trim cover, protect the truck bed behind the rear wheels.
Mopar grab handles are fitted throughout the cabin, while a Mopar mesh sunshade provides an enhanced open-air experience.
Katzkin leather covers both rows of seats. Mopar accessories, including four door sill guards, stainless steel pedal covers and all-weather floor mats, are featured throughout.
The truck bed is protected by a spray-on textured Mopar bed liner. A set of mounted Mopar bed rails carries a Thule low profile cargo basket.
Jeep Birdcage Concept by JPP
The Jeep Birdcage concept also features JPP and Mopar parts. It’s built on the Wrangler 4xe and features a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain accordingly.
He wears a JPP 2-inch lift kit with Fox shocks that have been specially tuned to withstand the rigors of a plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV). The model features an Eagle Brown paint job accented with Crystal metallic and Surf Blue accents.
Jeep outfitted the model with a custom skid plate that connects two rounded 2-inch steel support bars. The plate protects the built-in Warn winch. Two closed tow hoops connect behind the skid plate and on the frame.
Five-spoke 17-inch JPP wheels are fitted with 73-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires. Custom fender flares and wheel accents help give the model extra ground clearance.
The concept carries the first 50-state legal fender flare with OEM daytime running lights and meets 50-state tire coverage requirements.
Underbody rock lights on all four corners illuminate the ground below.
The windshield and wipers have been removed. The instrument plan was closed and custom hood and windshield filler panel covers were created. Three header-mounted 14-inch JPP TYRI off-road LED lights sit high.
Designers installed Tobacco Leaf and Cocoa Brown leather seats that have distinctive inserts and Surf Blue accent stitching. Mopar stainless steel pedal covers, Armorlite vinyl flooring and a JPP dash accessory rail complete the cabin upgrades.
The trunk lid panel of the Add-A-Trunk concept keeps the accessories safe when the roof is removed. It uses gas-assisted shock absorbers to lift the trunk lid panel out of the way, allowing easy access when the hinged door is open.
A 600-pound capacity Rhino-Rack cargo basket was added above the roll cage. Finally, a folding table with hinged door JPP offers a space for work or catering.
The vehicles will hit the dusty road, joining thousands of other off-road models from April 9-17, in a week-long celebration of trail riding and technical off-roading.