Jeep and Mopar teamed up to build seven concept vehicles for the 52nd Annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab. The wild rides will join thousand of off-roaders as they descend on eastern Utah to become rock stars this weekend.
“Pushing the limit is something the Jeep brand is no stranger to and these seven new, exciting and capable concept vehicles are the latest example of that,” said Mike Manley, Jeep head in a statement.
“When it comes to customization, no vehicle can match the Jeep Wrangler,” adds Pietro Gorlier, Mopar parts and service head.
Here’s a peek at the 2018 Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicles that you can hunt for while you are out enjoying the trail.
1. Nacho Jeep
The Nacho Jeep started out as a gooey yellow 2018 Jeep Wrangler and sports a bright hood that is accented with a black hood graphic featuring the all-new JPP badge.
It packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine that resides behind its satin black Mopar grille and Warn Winch kit. The Nacho features Automotive Lighting LED header lights and a rear off-road scouting light that uses four-color LEDs to communicate trail conditions.
A 2-inch lift kit helps off-road clearance and includes new 2.5-inch diameter aluminum body shocks. It rolls on 37-inch tires that wrap around 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels.
2. Jeep Sandstorm
The Jeep Sandstorm is inspired by Baja desert racers and is powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 engine that’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission. It sports a vented carbon-fiber hood, vented high clearance front and rear fender flares, and a cage.
It has high clearance front and rear tube bumpers, modified rock rails, an integrated on-board air compressor, race-style fuel filler, KC Carbon series front auxiliary lights, and a chase light says Jeep.
The front axle has been moved forward four inches and utilizes a heavy-duty longarm four-link suspension and track bar. The rear axle has been moved back two inches and utilizes a triangulated trailing arm four-link suspension we are told.
The Sandstorm concept includes heavy-duty front and rear Dynatrac 60 axles with a 5.68 gear ratio, 17-inch beadlock wheels, and 39.5-inch BF Goodrich Krawler tires.
3. Jeep B-Ute
The Jeep B-Ute concept features a hood with heat extractors, wider flares, a 1.5-inch lift kit, a roof rack, and rock rails. Under the hood, a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The concept rolls on 17-inch wheels with a 30-millimeter offset that are wrapped in BF Goodrich T/A Baja Champion tires.
4. Jeep 4Speed
A lightweight follow-up, following the 2011 Pork Chop and 2013 Stitch concepts that highlights Wrangler’s off-road capability and performance through extensive weight savings says Jeep.
Under its carbon-fiber hood lurks an all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It sports high-clearance carbon-fiber fender flares, a carbon-fiber rear tub with perforated aluminum panels, a raked windshield, and a custom cage.
The 4Speed rides two inches higher than a stock Wrangler and its overall length has been shortened by 22 inches for increased approach and departure angles. It features Dana 44 front and rear axles with a 4.10 gear ratio and 18-inch monoblock wheels that roll on 35-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires.
5. Jeep Jeepster
The Jeep Jeepster is based on a Wrangler Rubicon and “evokes the color palette and speedy styling of the 1966 Jeepster.”
The concept features a Firecracker Red body, a Bright White hardtop that’s chopped by two inches, and a Bright White custom windshield raked back 2.5 degrees.
It sports a JPP hood and graphic, LED off-road lights that are mounted to the A-pillar via light brackets.
The Rubicon also gets a 2-inch lift kit, 2.5-inch diameter aluminum body shocks, and oversized, 37-inch BF Goodrich KO2 tires.
The cool concept also features a tubular roll cage and 17-inch wheels with Firecracker Red beadlock trim rings.
6. Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip
The Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip is based on a 1965 4×4 with an updated chassis and drivetrain. The classic luxury beast is powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 engine and is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
Jeep says the wheelbase has been stretched an additional five inches, and the body has been updated to accept the additional length, a wider track, and custom fender flares.
The Wagoneer’s boxed and reinforced frame features Dana 44 front and rear axles with lockers, four-link suspension with coilover springs, and 17-inch steel wheels wrapped in 33-inch BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires.
7. Jeep J-Wagon
The Jeep J-Wagon concept is a Wrangler Sahara that’s painted Gray with Brass Monkey touches throughout its exterior. It also sports a JPP hood designed with a cutout kit for a snorkel, and the hood latch is Brass Monkey with a black Willys logo.
It has a 5-inch LED lights mount with JPP brackets that offers military grade illumination we are told. The J-Wagon concept leads the trail with its Mopar black grille pulled from a Wrangler Rubicon, Brass Monkey fog lamp bezels, and rolls on 17-inch slot-design wheels that are also finished in Brass Monkey with a spare 35-inch KM3 BF Goodrich tire mounted to the tailgate.
This year’s Easter Jeep Safari will be held from March 24 through April 1 in Utah.
Check out more info and photos about the Jeeps here.