Jeep Grand One concept from the 2017 Moab Jeep Easter Safari


The Jeep Grand One celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Grand Cherokee with a modernized spin on a classic 1993 ZJ. For concept duty, the '93 Grand Cherokee has its wheelbase extended and was updated with new and 90's-inspired equipment like the redone interior, a 5.2-liter V-8 engine that's mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch lace-style wheels, high-clearance fender flares, front and rear axles equipped with selectable locking differentials, and a 2-inch suspension lift kit. I guess that old(er) Grand Cherokee parked in the garage isn't dead yet. Interesting concept idea. As they say, everything old is new again...but what do "they" know? For more info, check out the release.

Source: Jeep/Mopar - Press release after the "read more" jump. Master 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Moab post.

Jeep Safari concept breaks cover for the 2017 Jeep Easter Safari


A version of this one should go into production. The Jeep Safari concept is a Wrangler Unlimited to use, well, on safari. Everything is geared towards reaching special places and having you and the family be able to see them. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission putting the power to the ground through a front and rear Dana 44 axle equipped with selectable differential lockers, 35-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires on custom 18-inch wheels, a 2-inch lift kit, custom full-length skid plates, steel front and rear bumpers, and more enhancing Safari's go-anywhere 4X4 capabilities. The interior is fitted with bucket seats for easy viewing with unique "windoors" made of aluminum and clear vinyl. An iPad is mounted on the top dash center (something for the new Wrangler?) for maps, etc. I like the translucent hard-top roof panel, two-level aluminum cargo rack (with incorporated drone), that goes with the raked windshield, boatsided rocker panels, special front and rear bumpers, LED headlamps, and custom LED tail lamps and parking/turn lamps. Put normal doors on this one and sell them to take the place of the various discontinued Land Rover models that had the safari "look." This design would make a nice alternative to typical Jeep roofs both cloth and steel. I like this one a lot...can you tell? For more info, check out the release or click on the pics for a closer look.

Source: Jeep/Mopar - Press release after the "read more" jump. Master 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Moab post.


Jeep Luminator concept enlightens the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari


The Jeep Luminator concept lights the way with the latest in off-road lighting. The Wrangler Unlimited-based concept features (mostly) LED lighting systems from Magneti Marelli including magnetic underbody rock lights, 7-inch LED projector bi-function headlamps, unique LED tail lamps, A-pillar-mounted high-powered LED spot lights, upper bumper LED auxiliary lighting with cornering fog lamps controlled by the steering angle, and low-profile integrated overhead LED auxiliary spot lights protected behind the windshield. Luminator also includes LED versions of the standard fog lamps and grille-mounted turn signals. On the hood is a scanning LED light bar module with active spot and dynamic following technology, which delivers spot lighting to avoid wildlife or hazards on the trail ahead. On the rear, the center high-mount stop light acts as a scouting/trail lamp with four-color LEDs for trail rides, indicating stop (red), 1-3 miles per hour (amber), 3-25 mph (green) or providing rear flood lighting (white). Also included are a roof-mounted solar panel, a drone landing pad with lighted drone and removable spare tire storage case, and a capacitive touch interactive display on the driver’s side rear window linked to GPS and internet services. Added to all this lighting, are Jeep's legendary off-road prowess all painted in a blue hue called "Electric Blue" in the olden days. Nice Jeep and they WILL see you coming...and going...and...

Source: Jeep/Mopar - Press release after the "read more" jump. Master 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Moab post.

Jeep Trailpass Concept graces the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari


Jeep's all-new Compass is a greatly improved new vehicle that is completely class-competitive unlike the last-generation Compass. The new Compass adopts "I'm-a-little-Grand-Cherokee" styling cues and offers improved quality and materials to go with the new duds. This concept has been out before and I still like the orange accents on the wheels and tow bars. Start with a "trail-rated" Compass Trailhawk and add the 18-inch wheel and tire package, a 1.5-inch lift kit, gloss black accents, and more. Inside Katzkin leather covers the seats and armrests and Jeep Performance provides the all-weather mats. The 2.4-liter Tigershark engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic for Trailpass duty. This one should be easier to imitate if you are so inclined. Ask your dealer if interested.The roof basket and rails are from Jeep perofmrance, so dealer-installed option? For more, check out the release and master post after the jump.

Source: Jeep/Mopar - Press release after the "read more" jump. Master 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Moab post.

Jeep Quicksand Concept charges into the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari



If you've been looking for a hot-rod inspired Wrangler, then Jeep's Quicksand concept it for you. With its chopped roof, fenderless flanks, and peek-a-boo induction stacks, the Quicksand concept looks mean and it should whip around in the sand with the best of 'em. Quicksand has "fall-in" black paint with red interior accents. Power comes from a Mopar 392 Crate HEMI® engine with eight-stack injection and open headers that is mated to a six-speed Getrag manual transmission. The wheels are size staggered with larger tires mounted on the rear. The "Moon" tank on the front bumper hides a Warn winch. Cool look. Who would a thunk it? .A "hot-rod" Wrangler,,,more info after the jump.

Source: Jeep/Mopar - Press release after the "read more" jump. Master 2017 Easter Jeep Safari post.

Jeep Switchback concept peeks into the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari


Start with a four-door Wrangler Unlimited with a PentaStar V6 and a five-speed automatic and add numerous bits from Mopar and Jeep Performance and you get another take on the "ultimate" Jeep, in this case, the Switchback concept. Highlights include a special "Safari" hard top with an integrated roof rack, special wheels and tires, Dana axles, high-top fender flares, Fox shocks, and a four-inch lift kit. Other features are half doors with cutouts, advanced (mostly LED) lighting systems, Katzkin leather seats, and interior surfaces treated with spray-on bed-liner coatings. I think the Safari top and roof rack system is especially nice. The Switchback concept is a much-closer-to-production version of the "custom" Wrangler. Again, with the parts, time, and wallet, you could recreate much of what you see here. If you have your own fabricator/installer then you're set. Still need that big wallet though. For more info, check out the release after the jump and the main post.

Source: Jeep/Mopar - Press release after the "read more" jump. Master 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Moab post.

Jeep CJ66 concept comes together for the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari


The Jeep CJ66 concept, which debuted at this year's SEMA show, is a mix of old and new with a Wrangler TJ frame and a 1966 Jeep Wrangler CJ universal Tuxedo Park body, add in Wrangler JK elements, and then power it all with a Mopar 345 Crate HEMI Engine Kit-enabled 5.7-liter HEMI (383 hp) and you've just described the CJ66. Also on tap are Dana axles front and rear, a six-speed manual transmission, Mopar cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust, not to mention Jeep Performance Parts 17-inch beadlock wheels and a 2-inch lift kit. Outside the narrow (er) CJ body is covered in Copper Canyon paint with matte black accents. Behind the cropped windshield, the driver and passenger are perched in custom Dodge Viper seats, surrounded by a custom-built roll cage, and covered by bikini top netting that offers shade and cover from the elements. A Wrangler JK center console and shifter, Mopar instrument panel gauges, and Mopar all-weather mats complete the go-anywhere interior. Like it? Most parts are available from Jeep, Jeep Performance Parts and Mopar. All you'll need is some skills, time, and a healthy wallet.

Source: Jeep/Mopar - Press release after the "read more" jump. Master 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Moab post.