The annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah brings motorheads together for some serious off-roading. Each year, Jeep and Mopar develop and bring to life concept vehicles to test against the terrain. These seven concept Jeeps for the 2017 edition caught our eye.
Family Friendly Jeep Concept
Pack in the seats, without sacrificing any views, The Jeep Safari concept is all about visibility. A translucent hard-top roof, doors called “windoors” made of clear vinyl and aluminum, and rotational rear bucket seats all ensure passengers a great view. There’s also a drone on top.
Loud And Fast Desert Jeep
For those that love a loud engine and the feeling of wind in your face, the Jeep Quicksand is for you. A “peekaboo” cutout in the hood lets the Mopar 392 Crate HEMI with eight-stack injection roar, classic hotrod style. The hardtop and windshield are chopped down for maximum noise and speed thrills. 32-inch tires in the front and 37-inch in the back allow a successful sandy adventure.
25th Anniversary Jeep
Answer your calls from the dash, this modernized 1993 Grand Cherokee comes with an old-school car phone. Dubbed the “Jeep Grand One,” this classic gets an off-road upgrade with high-clearance fenders, 33-inch mud-terrain tires, and a 2-inch suspension lift. A 5.2 Liter V-8 engine and ’90s inspired touches round out the heritage Jeep.
Stylish Adventure Jeep
Transition from city to trail in style with the Jeep Trailpass. Based on the new Jeep Compass, the Trailpass comes with a 1.5-inch lift kit, 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, and Mopar/Thule roof basket. Performance elements aside, this beauty comes with custom Katzkin leather seats, a custom hood graphic, side strips, and tinted headlamps and tail lamps.
Night Rider Jeep Concept
Light up the trail with an arsenal of lighting features on the Jeep Luminator concept. Underbody rock lights, 7-inch LED projector bi-function headlamps, LED tail lamps, high-powered LED spot lights, upper bumper LED lighting, and cornering fog lamps controlled by the steering angle are some of the lighting accessories. An active spot light with dynamic following technology shines the trail ahead to avoid wildlife or trail hazards. On top of everything, a high-mounted stop light with four different colors let’s riders behind you know your speed with stop (red), 1-3 mph (amber), and 3-25 (green) modes.
No Frills Performance Jeep
Tackle whatever obstacles the trail may have with the Jeep Switchback concept. Equipped with a 4-inch lift, Remote Reservoir Fox shocks, steel front and rear bumpers, a Rubicon winch and winch guard, cold air intake, 37-inch tires, and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, this jeep surely can handle some serious terrain.
383 Horsepower Jeep CJ66
Start with a Jeep Wrangler TJ frame, mount a 1966 Jeep Wrangler CJ Tuxedo Park body, and power it with a 5.7-liter HEMI and you have the Jeep CJ66. This narrow-bodied 383 horsepower Jeep has custom Dodge Viper seats, a custom-built roll cage, and bikini top net. On the underside, Mopar Dana 44 Crate axles help the beast crawl easily over rocks and obstructions.