Meet the concepts of the Easter Jeep Safari 2022

Between Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 17, the red sand desert regions of Moab, Utah, United States, will host the 56th edition of the Easter Jeep Safari, an event in which off-road vehicle enthusiasts from the historic American brand have been meeting for half a century to explore both the area and the capabilities of their models. For the last two decades, the Easter Jeep Safari has had the official presence of Jeep through prototypes and concept vehicles created especially for the occasion.

These are the machines created by Jeep, with the help of Jeep Performance Parts by Mopar, for the 2022 Easter Jeep Safari.

Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept

This concept Wrangler can be thought of as an amped-up version of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Magneto Concept. With a six-speed manual gearbox for maximum control over the electric powertrain, this 625-horsepower, 850-lb. ft of torque is ideal for climbing steep rocky terrain. Four lithium-ion battery packs, distributed throughout the chassis, maintain ideal weight distribution.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept PHEV

This concept vehicle based on the electrified Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe features a new class-exclusive sway bar disconnect, allowing for better articulation and traction over rocks and rough terrain. Like the Grand Cherokee 4xe, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk PHEV is powered by two electric motors powered by a 400-volt battery and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is also equipped with the Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension.

’41 Jeep Concept

This concept celebrates the heritage of Jeep, since the creation of the first military type in 1941, 81 years ago. But despite proudly displaying its heritage, the ’41 Concept is a vehicle that would have been impossible to imagine in 1941, when its plug-in hybrid powertrain, which is the same one used by the Wrangler 4xe, would have been considered science fiction. The concept’s exterior color is the same matte olive green used on military vehicles during World War II. Plus, it features black powder-coated steel bumpers, Warn winch, and retro graphic JPP bumper rim. The ’41 Concept features a JPP 2-inch lift kit and 35-inch mud tires with matte green Fifteen52 17-inch wheels.

Jeep Rubicon 20th Anniversary Concept

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the epitome of Jeep off-road capability, celebrates its 20th anniversary and its creator prepared this concept to celebrate the occasion. The Rubicon 20th Anniversary Concept is based on the brutal Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 with its 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, custom exterior and impressive interior. The concept features a dual-mode active exhaust that Jeep says “switches between wild and rowdy,” a hood with a center vent, custom half doors, and a Sky One-touch power roof with removable side panels. For added capability, a JPP 2-inch lift kit, 17-inch beadlock-capable Mopar wheels with 37-inch mud tires and Warn winch steel bumpers were added.

jeep bob concept

Based on the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, this concept stands out more for what it lacks than what it has. Jeep removed all four doors and B-pillars to provide as much of an open-air feel as possible. They also perforated the special hardtop and stretched out a canvas cover that protects the cabin and lets in natural light. The Gladiator’s cargo box was stretched at its rear end (bobbed) by a foot in length and front and rear steel bumpers were added that improve the vehicle’s approach and departure angles. Further enhancing its off-road capability is a 3-inch lift kit with custom suspension components, Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 axles supported by a combination of King Coils and Bypass shocks, plus massive 40-inch wheels mounted on wheels. 20″ beadlock.

The Bob Concept is powered by Jeep’s 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 mated to a TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed automatic transmission calibrated for low-RPM shifting. It’s also equipped with a Mopar cold air intake to further increase engine torque and improve fuel economy.

JPP’s Jeep D-Coder Concept

Painted in gloss black, the handsome D-Coder Concept pickup sports more than 35 JPP and Mopar accessories, each in maraschino red and tagged with QR codes that link to its page on the Mopar eStore consumer website, making it a rolling catalog of authentic accessories. Like the previous concept, the D-Coder is based on the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. Among the many accessories are a Gorilla Glass windshield, a JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks, a JPP snorkel that keeps water out of the 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine when fording through deep pits. Additionally, Mopar grab handles make it easy to get in and out of the raised cab; it also has a Mopar mesh roof.

Jeep Birdcage Concept by JPP

Designed as an extreme open-air 4×4 machine but inspired by a birdcage, the Jeep Birdcage Concept by JPP is based on the Jeep Wrangler 4xe with a host of JPP and Mopar accessory innovations. Mounted on a JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks, specifically designed and tuned for the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid, the vibrant Eagle Brown off-roader features Granite Crystal metallic and several signature Jeep 4xe Surf Blue accents. Jeep removed the windshield and wipers, but the design team created special covers for the filler panel and hood, creating a smooth factory look that protects against dirt and debris.

SEMA 2021 Concepts

Jeep will also carry three additional concepts that debuted at the SEMA car modification show in 2021. They are the Jeep Wrangler 4xe Concept, which shows that off-road enthusiasts have nothing to fear in a plug-in hybrid powertrain; the Jeep Wrangler Overlook concept, a three-row off-road pickup loaded with luxury touches, and the spectacular Kaiser Jeep M725, which is basically a 1967 Kaiser Jeep M725 military ambulance converted into an off-roader.

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