American SUV maker, Jeep has unveiled seven exciting custom SUVs at the annual Easter Safari event held in Moab, Utah in USA. These seven SUVs have been built in collaboration between Jeep and Mopar (Mobility and Parts). The collaboration has built these seven Jeep Easter Safari concepts using production and prototype performance parts, built by Mopar. Most of these models are built on the 2018 new-generation Wrangler. The 2018 Easter Safari event will commence from 24th March, 2018.
This concept is the latest in a line of lightweight Easter Jeep Safari concepts. This lightweight concept has Wrangler’s off-road capability and performance, and it showcases the all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine. In terms of styling, the Jeep 4SPEED concept features custom weight saving measures including a carbon fiber hood, high-clearance carbon fiber fender flares and a carbon fiber rear tub with perforated aluminum panels. The 4SPEED concept boasts a sleek side profile courtesy of a raked windshield, elongated door openings and an aggressively swept back custom cage. The rear of the concept utilizes custom, lightweight bodywork, and because of the combined weight savings, 4SPEED’s ride height is two inches higher than a stock Wrangler. Also See – Jeep Confirms Sub Rs 10 Lakh SUV For India; To Challenge Vitara Brezza
The overall length of the car has been shortened by 22 inches, while the wheelbase remains same that results into increased approach and departure angles. It features Dana 44 front and rear axles with a 4.10 gear ratio and 18-inch lightweight monoblock wheels wrapped in 35-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires. The interior features a customized instrument panel, and re-trimmed front seats, while the rear seats have been removed and a welding curtain that has been repurposed as a bikini top. The Jeep 4SPEED is powered by a 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
This model is inspired by Baja desert racers. To fit the Baja look, the exterior features custom styling cues including a vented carbon fiber hood, vented high clearance front and rear fender flares and a cage that include a rear mounted lay down style spare tire carrier. Other changes include high clearance front and rear tube bumpers, race-style fuel filler, an integrated on-board air-compressor, etc. Also See – New Jeep Wrangler Spotted Testing In India For The First Time
Inside the cabin, the SUV features a custom cage that integrates the chassis, leather-trimmed front seats and unique low-back racing bucket seats in the rear. A racing-inspired cluster and 7-inch off-road GPS unit handle navigation while independent rocker switches control on-board electronics, air compressor, and axle lockers. The Sandstorm concept sheds all plastic trim and carpet in favor of a bedlined floor. The Jeep Sandstorm is powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 engine from the Mopar performance catalog and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
This concept is equipped with several Jeep Performance parts for the ultimate off-road adventure. It features unique front and rear fascias and upper grille area, a hood with heat extractors, and wider flares. Jeep Performance Parts featured on the B-Ute concept include a 1.5-inch lift kit, a roof rack and rock rails. The Jeep B-Ute’s off-road capabilities are increased by using 17-inch wheels with a 30-millimeter offset, wrapped in BF Goodrich T/A Baja Champion tires. Also See – Jeep Compass Achieves 25,000 Production Milestone in India
Inside, the B-Ute features custom trimmed seats with Mineral inserts, a Carbonite finish on the shifter, speaker and vent surrounds, Piano Black inserts, a MOLLE system on the back of the front seats, and Mopar all-weather floor mats. The Jeep B-Ute is powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip
This retro model is based on the 1965 Wagoneer, which features the original steel body along with several modern updates. The Wagoneer was the first SUV to feature a 4WD mated to an automatic transmission. Powering the SUV is a 5.7-litre V8 motor that is mated to a 4-speed transmission. The wheelbase of the SUV has been increased by five inches and it has a wider track and custom fender flares. Also See – 2018 Jeep Grand Commander SUV Revealed
This variant is equipped with a range of Mopar brand’s Jeep Performance Parts to offer an exciting custom trail vehicle. It is based on the 2018 Wrangler Rubicon and comes with Nacho Yellow colour. This concept has blacked out bumpers, bonnet and steel tube tyres. It is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged I-4 engine that also powers the Jeep 4SPEED. Also See – 2019 Jeep Cherokee Launch Details, Expected Price, Specs
Based on a Wrangler Rubicon, this concept evokes the color palette and speedy styling of the 1966 Jeepster. The original’s classic two-tone graphic theme is mirrored on its modern-day counterpart with a Firecracker Red body, set off by a Bright White concept hardtop and racked back bright white custom windshield. It comes with a range of Jeep Performance Parts, including a JPP hood and graphic, without the optional cold-air intake or snorkel. The LED lights are mounted to the A-pillar via light brackets. The Rubicon steel bumper features premium production LED fog lamps.
The J-Wagon Concept is basically a part urban-dweller and part trail machine. Based on the new Wrangleer Sahara, this concept looks stylish and carries aggressive profile. Upfront is a new hood with a cut out kit and brass latches with Willys logo on it. There is a snorkel to offer better water wading abilities. Upfront is a MOPAR sourced grille and body coloured bezel. It comes with 17-inch wheels shod with 35-inch Goodrich tyres.