Going Retro: Three Jeep Concepts Teased Ahead of Moab Jeep Safari

Jeep has released teasers for three concepts debuting at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, starting March 31. This is the 46th year for the event, which will host the unveiling of six new concepts.

The first concept is the Jeep Wrangler Apache. The Wrangler concept features wider fenders, a bull bar with a Warn winch, and a stripe down the left side. Like the concepts Jeep brought last year, the Jeep Wrangler Apache concept will likely have more offroad accessories when it is finally revealed.

The next concept teaser shows the Jeep J-12, which has a front-end design and bed side silhouette reminiscent of 1962-1971 Jeep Gladiator. The Gladiator was a full-size Jeep truck available in rear- or four-wheel-drive forms. If this J-12 concept is a full-size pickup, it could be based on the Ram 1500 chassis and powered by a Hemi V-8 engine. Jeep truck fans at last year’s event were treated to the JK8 Independence concept, which was based on the Wrangler Unlimited. Jeep said it had no plans to put the JK8 into production, but those interested could purchase a JK8 conversion kit.

Another intriguing concept teased by Jeep is the Mighty FC concept that pays tribute to cab-over (also known as Forward Control) Jeeps of the past. While anything is possible, we’re hoping the Mighty FC concept is powered by a Cummins turbodiesel and built off a Ram Heavy Duty chassis.

Stay tuned for more information on Jeep’s Moab concepts—it won’t be long before the next three concepts are revealed.

Source: Jeep

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