Jeep Celebrates Its 58th Annual Easter Safari With Four Concept Vehicles


Jeep is rolling into the 58th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, from March 23-31, with four exciting new concept vehicles that reimagine the boundaries for some of the brand’s most iconic models. This event, a mecca for over 20,000 Jeep enthusiasts annually, is set to witness the unveiling of Jeep and Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) by Mopar’s latest innovations, underscoring the legendary brand’s 4×4 prowess and visionary approach to off-roading.

Bill Peffer, the senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America, highlighted the event as the ideal platform for showcasing Jeep’s evolution, from its electrification strides with the 4xe system to the unmatched power of the 392 models. This year’s lineup promises a blend of advanced technology and homage to Jeep’s storied past, ensuring there’s something for every off-road aficionado.

The lineup includes the Jeep Wrangler Low Down Concept, which nods to the 2009 Lower 40 concept but pushes the envelope further. It boasts a 392 V-8 engine and features 42-inch mud-terrain tires under custom high-clearance carbon fender flares, combining a low center of gravity with increased clearance and power for unmatched off-road capabilities.

Joining the fray is the Jeep Willys Dispatcher Concept, a Wrangler 4xe-based model that marries the brand’s historic design with modern, electrified off-road capability. It sports a classic look with its “Element 115 Green” paint and vintage-style tires, yet it’s powered by a cutting-edge 2.0L plug-in hybrid propulsion system.

The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon High Top Concept and the Jeep Grand Wagoneer-based Vacationeer Concept, both from JPP, showcase six-cylinder power with a nod to adventure and luxury, respectively. Key aspects of the Gladiator High Top include its off-road readiness and robust design, while the Vacationeer aims for comfort and capability, featuring a unique bodyside woodgrain and a powerful Hurricane Twin Turbo 510 engine.

Together, the concepts demonstrate Jeep’s innovative spirit as well as its commitment to offering versatile, high-performance vehicles that cater to the diverse needs and preferences of Jeep enthusiasts — each in their own unique way.

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