Jeep takes to the Moab in Utah to test new concepts

Seven one-of-a-kind Jeep concept vehicles will take four-wheeling to the next level and prove why there’s nothing quite like legendary Jeep 4x4 capability.

This collection of Jeeps, designed by Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) by Mopar, is intent on taking your Jeep adventure experience to never before seen levels of capability.

The Easter Jeep Safari, hosted by Moab’s Red Rock 4-Wheelers four-wheel-drive club, consists of trail rides, mostly daylong trips, departing from Moab, Utah, throughout the nine-day event. The Jeep Safari was started in 1967 by the Moab Chamber of Commerce as a one-day trail ride. Over the years, as participation grew, the Safari expanded until it finally reached the current nine-day event.

“Every year, more than 20 000 Jeep enthusiasts descend on Moab, Utah, for Easter Jeep Safari to drive in the most extreme off-road conditions, where our engineers continue to push the capability of our Jeep vehicles to next levels,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America.

“It’s the perfect place to showcase our seven new Jeep concepts because it’s with these Jeep enthusiasts that we’ll be able to push the limits even more and get their feedback on where they want to take the Jeep brand into the future.”

This year, seven distinctive Jeeps with an array of different powertrains will be tested.

The Jeep Wrangler Magneto, the first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) concept, is but one. Each concept also features the latest production and prototype JPP from Mopar, developed with rigorous specifications and legendary 4×4 capability in mind.

“Our annual trip to Moab allows us to showcase the latest selection of custom and authentic, quality-tested Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar,” said Mark Bosanac, North America senior vice president, Mopar service, parts and customer care.

“Unlike any other aftermarket offerings, our growing portfolio of factory-tested and factory-backed parts and accessories are specifically designed and engineered to face the toughest trails in the world.”

The 2023 Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicles include the Jeep Wrangler Magneto 3.0 Concept.

The Jeep Magneto 1.0 concept was first introduced in 2021 as a fully capable BEV that was stealthy, quiet, quick and an unmistakable rock-climbing force. Jeep brand engineers and designers created a zero-emission vehicle with Jeep 4×4 capability that provided new levels of efficiency, environmental responsibility, and extreme performance on and off road.

The Jeep Scrambler 392 Concept

Originally introduced in 1981, the Jeep Scrambler (CJ-8) was the Jeep brand’s first convertible.

Fast forward four decades, the Jeep Scrambler 392 concept builds on the fun, open-air origins of the CJ-8 with a powerful twist. Though a V-8 engine was never offered in the CJ-8, the 392 Scrambler concept offers impressive power and incredible torque with its 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine.

One of the most exciting features on the Jeep Scrambler 392 concept is the newly released AccuAir air suspension kit developed for the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator. This system allows an adjustable suspension lift ranging from 3.8cm up to 14cm and can be custom adjusted on the fly with an in-cab controller or through long-range Bluetooth on a wireless device.

1978 Jeep Cherokee 4xe Concept
The Jeep Cherokee 4xe concept began its life as a 1978 Jeep Cherokee, which was affectionately blended with a 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe. The original Jeep Cherokee was intended to take the Jeep Cherokee SJ to the next level of performance, and that ethos rings true for this concept vehicle.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Concept
Enter this special Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe concept with its legendary electrified off-road capability, unapologetic colour palette and a powerful platform for any adventure.

Off-road capability has been increased with the addition of an adjustable AccuAir air suspension kit to allow ample clearance for massive 37-inch tires that are wrapped around custom 17-inch high-gloss black American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Borah wheels. Additional AEV pieces include front and rear bumpers, differential covers and a Warn Zeon winch.

Grand Wagoneer Overland Concept.

The Grand Wagoneer Overland concept leverages the all-new 3.0-liter Hurricane Twin Turbo 510 engine to lead adventure-seekers further off the beaten path.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Departure Concept
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe Departure concept builds upon the iconic open-air cockpit of the best-selling and most capable PHEV in America with innovative and conceptual items from the JPP by Mopar design team.  Notably, the spare wheel and tyre mount allows the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe to push the limits of available departure angles with 4×4 electrification.

Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Sideburn Concept
The Jeep Gladiator Sideburn concept, powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, the Gladiator Sideburn concept features a JPP 2-inch (5cm) lift kit with Bilstein performance shock absorbers. The Bilstein shocks use remote reservoirs to provide greater cooling capability for increased suspension travel and improved Jeep 4×4 off-road capability.

Source: MotorPress

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