Are you ready to go beyond where the road ends? Once again the Jeep® brand ventured to the desert, and this year we brought along seven new concept vehicles. The high-performing Jeep 4×4 concept vehicles — featuring Mopar parts and accessories — were proudly displayed at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, March 19-27, where they took to conquering some of the world’s most famous and challenging off-road trails.
This year promised to be one of the most exciting years to date, marking the 50th running of the Easter Jeep Safari and the 75th anniversary of the Jeep brand. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. Shift into four-wheel drive and meet the seven wonders of the desert.
Jeep Crew Chief 715: A salute to legendary Jeep military service vehicles, featuring steel front and rear bumpers, 20-inch beadlock wheels, 40-inch NDT military tires, and 4-inch lift kit with Jeep Performance Parts/Fox 2.0 Remote Reservoir shocks.
Jeep Shortcut: Inspired by the classic CJ-5 to handle tight, winding trails, featuring front and rear wheel flares, custom chrome front and rear bumpers, modified exhaust, and 17-inch red steel wheels with 35-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires.
Jeep Renegade Commander: Built to blaze a trail deep into the secluded wilderness, featuring Mopar off-road rock rails, skid plates, modified exhaust, 2-inch lift kit and 17-inch Rubicon aluminum wheels with 29.5-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires.
Jeep Comanche: Designed to be off-road ready with practical utility, featuring “Beige Against the Machine” concept exterior paint accented with a Satin Black hood, concept lower front fascia, winch, steel rear bumper, soft top and spare tire in the bed.
Jeep FC 150: Heritage cab-over design, rich in history and capable of tackling any terrain, featuring a 1960 Jeep FC 150 body over a 2005 Jeep Wrangler chassis modified to accept a Dana 44 front axle, Dana 60 rear axle and 17-inch white steel wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires.
Jeep Trailcat: Hellcat-powered off-roader capable of crawling or high-speed runs, featuring a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with a custom shifter ball featuring an embossed Hellcat logo.
Jeep Trailstorm: Added capability with 2-inch lift kit, 37-inch tires and Dana 44 axles, and featuring a winch guard, Satin Black grille, LED headlights and fog lights, high top fenders, power-dome vented hood, Mopar off-road rock rails with a step, Big Brake Kit, a concept fast-back soft top, taillight guards and a Mopar fuel filler door.
The seven new Jeep® brand concept vehicles were created by a team of dedicated, passionate engineers, designers and fabricators that have been customizing production vehicles since 2002, and have introduced more than 50 concept vehicles for the 4×4 enthusiasts who attend the popular Moab Easter Jeep Safari.
For more information on the 2016 Jeep concept vehicles and the inspiration behind them, visit Jeep® and Mopar Unveil Seven Concept Vehicles Built for 50th Annual Easter Jeep Safari, and start planning for next year’s Easter Jeep Safari at jeep.com.