Jeep has unveiled 7 new concepts for its annual event, the Easter Jeep Safari-held in Moab, Utah. This year, it is being held from 9-17 April. The concepts include the Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 which is an EV. Here are the deets!
- Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe Concept
The 4xe, based on the latest Cherokee is Jeep’s second PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). A mileage figure of 56MPG has been quoted along with a 25 mile all-electric range.
Powered by a 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo-petrol paired with two electric motors and a 400V battery, it is also equipped with some mad off-road spec 33-inch BFG mud-terrain tires on 20 inch rims. Wider fender flares are also present to contain all the rubber.
Outside, it receives a blue exterior with goodies such as a custom roof rack, Quad-LED fog lamps, custom 4xe lagoon blue tow hooks and MOPAR rock rails which give it a much meaner look than the standard Cherokee
- Jeep ’41 Concept
Made as a tribute to the original Willys, the ’41 concept features classic WW2 era touches such as the in D.R.A.B. ‘41 matte green shade, half doors, black powder coated bumpers, a tan soft-top and military-style decals. Other touches include a 2-inch lift kit and 35 inch M/T tyres among others
Although a tribute to the Jeeps of yore, this one is based on the PHEV version of the Wrangler- the 4xe
- Jeep Bob Concept
Based on the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon pickup powered by the EcoDiesel V6 engine, the Bob Concept jumps on the trend of “bobbing” (cutting down the rear overhang)pick-ups to make them better off-roaders. It makes its case by deleting some stuff- the B pillar and doors being two of them.
For the additions, it gets a custom hardtop covered in canvas, 40-inch(!!!) tyres, a 3-inch lift kit, custom steel bumpers among others. The exterior is done up with multi-finish exterior paint scheme which mixes gloss and matte finishes along with bright orange highlights across the entire concept.
- Jeep Rubicon 20th Anniversary Concept
Celebrating 20-years since inception of the Wrangler Rubicon, the 20th Anniversary Concept is based on the wild, wild Wrangler Rubicon 392 powered by a massive 6.4L V8. This is no slow machine.
This concept features sporty touches such as a dual-mode performance exhaust, an outrageous hood scoop and custom built half-doors. That’s not all, it also gets equipment like steel bumpers, a 2-inch lift kit and 37 inch M/T tyres. The exterior highlights include a matte Granite Crystal vinyl wrap, gold tow hooks and badging and various motifs around the car.
- Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept
The star of the show this time around, the Magneto 2.0 Concept is purely electrically powered. Producing a total of 625HP and 1152Nm, the 70KwH motor propels this from 0-60 MPH in 2.0 seconds. And yes, that’s faster than many supercars. Interestingly though, it also receives a six-speed manual transmission to make full use of the electric torque effectively.
To make room for the 4 Li-Ion battery packs, the wheelbase has been stretched by 12 inches. It rides on massive 40-inch tyres as well as a 3-inch lift kit.
The Magneto 2.0 Concept also receives Surf Blue exterior paint , a custom carbon-fiber B pillar and a carbon-fibre bonnet with a party trick- a blue tinted window to view the internals!
As a part of the exhibit, the Jeep Performance Parts in-house team from the Mopar division has also brought out a couple of concepts-
- Jeep D-Coder Concept
Based on a 3.6L Pentastar V6 powered Gladiator, the D-Coder Concept’s highlight are the 35+ QR codes detailing out and labelling various JPP and MOPAR accessories used with each one painted in bright and contrasting Maraschino Red. Some of the crazy stuff used in this includes a free-flow cat-back performance exhaust, a 2-inch lift kit with FOX suspension, 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tyres, a pair of TYRI 5-inch LED lights and much more!
- Jeep Birdcage Concept by JPP
Using a Wrangler 4xe as the base, the Birdcage Concept is designed as an extreme, open-air, off-road focused vehicle. Finished in an Eagle Brown exterior with a Tobacco Leaf & Cocoa Brown leather interior, it surely looks the part. A quirky deletion of the windshield and wipers is also noticeable.
The true off-roady bits include a 37 inch off-road tyres, a custom rock slider front skid plate, rock rails with slider tubes, three 14-inch JPP TYRI LED lights and custom flat fender flares. Another nice touch is the gas-shocks assisted decklid panel. A 600-pound capacity Rhino-Rack basket is also mounted on top of the roll cage.
Easter Jeep Safari consists of trail rides, daylong trips, departing from Moab, Utah, throughout the nine-day event.