Celebrating the 50th iteration of the annual Jeep Easter Safari and the company’s 75 year anniversary, Jeep unveiled seven Concepts. These concepts are based on the Wrangler and Renegade, featuring a host of both production and prototype Jeep Performance Parts. The Mopar brand is responsible for developing, building and ensuring that all Jeep Performance Parts meet rigorous specifications and with 4x4 capabilities in mind, allowing Jeep owners to further enhance their stock vehicle.
Speaking on this, Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA Global, said, "Every year, the Jeep team looks forward to pushing the limits with new, exciting and capable concept vehicles for our most loyal enthusiasts at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, where we receive a tremendous amount of valuable feedback. This year is extra special, as together with our biggest fans, we celebrate Jeep's 75th anniversary, as well as the 50th running of the Jeep Safari. We're delighted to share seven of the most capable and eye-catching concept Jeep vehicles we've ever created at this year's historic event."
We bring you a glimpse of all the seven concepts:
The Jeep Trailcat concept is a one of the ultimate off-road machine, that can go through rugged trail and even through high-speed sections. This concept is power packed with a 6.2-litre HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine, when paired with a 6-speed manual transmission it punches a power output of 707 HP and the shifter ball is embossed with Hellcat logo. The wheelbase has been stretched by 12 inches with Mopar exterior enhancements that includes a power-dome vented hood, Satin Black grille, LED headlamps and fog lamps and rock rails.
Jeep Crew Chief 715
Built as a salute to legendary Jeep military service vehicles, the Kaiser M715 is an open-air Wrangler Unlimited-based concept vehicle. The exterior of the this Jeep gets a burly design with heritage styling cues, incorporating a winch mounted in the Steel front and rear bumpers, Dana 60 front and rear axles and a 4-inch lift kit, 20 inch beadlock wheels and 40 inch military tires. The Jeep Crew Chief 715 draws its power from a 3.6-litre ‘Pentastar’ V6 engine, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
The Trailstorm concept vehicle is the ultimate Jeep Wrangler loaded with Mopar exterior enhancements like 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, tail light guards and a Mopar fuel filler door for exploring off the beaten path. The Jeep Trailstorm is powered by a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Based on the Wrangler, this concept is a carefully crafted take on the beloved Jeep CJ-5. The Jeep Shortcut features a unique grille, hood, tailgate, front and rear wheel flares and custom chrome front and rear bumpers. It also features a customized exhaust, 17-inch red steel wheels and 35 inch BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires maintaining the look of this Jeep. This jeep is powered by a 3.6-litre ‘Pentastar’ V6 engine, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
Modern take over a true American workhorse, this 1960 Jeep FC 150 concept is rich with heritage and built to tackle both challenging rocky trails and the harshness of a western cattle ranch. This Jeep is powered by a 4.0-litre PowerTech I6 engine, mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission. The FC 150's off-road prowess has been enhanced courtesy of 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 BF-Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires.
Jeep Renegade Commander
Jeep renegade commander looks instantly recognizable with the production version of Renegade and is equipped with an assortment of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts for the ultimate off-road adventure. It is powered by the 2.4-litre Tigershark engine with MultiAir2 mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission with Jeep Active Drive Low. The Commander incorporates a 2 inch lift kit and 17 inch Rubicon aluminium wheels with 29.5 inch BF-Goodrich All-Terrain tires to increase the off-road capabilities.
The Jeep Comache concept is based on the Jeep Renegade, which is designed for the off-road ready mode. The Comanche concept takes styling cues from military and civilian Jeep heritage, featuring the exterior features a Satin Black hood, a concept lower front fascia, winch, steel rear bumper, soft top and spare tire in the bed. The wheelbase has been stretched an additional six inches versus a production Renegade to accommodate Comanche's 5-foot bed. The Jeep Comanche is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel I4 engine, mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission with Jeep Active Drive Lock, which includes low range and a locking rear differential.