Jeep Easter Safari 2017

Jeep Reveals Seven Concepts for 2017 Easter Safari

Every year, the designers and engineers at FCA’s Jeep brand create cool concepts to showcase their Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts off-road accessories and just have a bit of fun. This year’s no different. Jeep has unveiled a series of concepts set to make their debut at the forthcoming Easter Safari weekend in Moab, Utah.

Check out the main five in the video above and see all seven detailed below.

Jeep Quicksand Concept

The Jeep ‘Quicksand’ concept was clearly inspired by hot rods, with its Mopar 392 crate motor popping through the cutout in the hood and gasser-style downturned open headers. The Wrangler-based concept sits on a longer wheelbase than the stock model, with a trimmed front and rear body and a chopped top and screen. The 18-inch ‘kidney bean’ alloys are wrapped in 32-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2s at the front and 37-inch tires at the rear. The staggered setup is said to be the first ever for a Jeep concept.

Inside, the minimalist interior features red accents, two front low-back bucket seats, flat aluminum door panels, tilt-out windshield glass and a chrome roll bar. The Quicksand concept also features a Warn winch concealed in a front-mounted Moon tank. A recovery rope is located in the rear, replacing the traditional drag racer’s parachute.

Jeep Safari Concept

Jeep Safari concept (2017)
The family-focused ‘Safari’ concept brings the outdoors in while keeping the doors and roof on. Based on the existing Wrangler four-door, the Safari features a translucent hard-top roof panel, two-level aluminum cargo rack with incorporated drone, a raked windshield, boatsided rocker panels, LED headlamps, and custom LED tail lamps and parking/turn lamps. The Safari also includes custom 18-inch wheels shod with 35-inch tires, custom full-length skid plates, steel front and rear bumpers, integrated on-board air system, upgraded brakes and unique cold air intake.

The Safari’s unique ‘windoors’, made of lightweight aluminum and clear vinyl, are hinged to open like a cabinet. Inside, the two rear bucket seats are rotated outboard, making it easier for rear seat occupants to see out of the side. The custom interior includes an instrument panel-mounted iPad.

Jeep Switchback Concept

Jeep Switchback concept (2017)
The ‘Switchback’ concept is equipped with an assortment of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts, including a front and rear Dana 44 axle, a 4-inch lift with remote reservoir Fox shocks, heavy-duty cast differential covers, 10th anniversary steel front and rear bumpers, a Rubicon winch, grille and winch guard, a cold air intake, axle-back exhaust, and 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires mounted on 17-inch concept wheels.

The exterior features a concept hood and half doors topped with a concept ‘Safari’ hard top and roof rack system. The Switchback’s exterior also includes Jeep Performance Parts high-top fender flares, Mopar black fuel door and tail lamp guards, and Jeep Performance Parts swing gate hinge reinforcement and oversized spare tire carrier. The Switchback also includes concept lighting systems, such as the LED off-road windshield light bar, LED off-road A-pillar lamps, LED tail lamps, and Jeep Performance Parts LED head- and fog lamps.

The Switchback’s interior features Katzkin leather seats, body-color bezel accents, concept sport bar grab handles, spray-in bed liner on the floor and Mopar all-weather mats. The cargo area also features a Mopar swing gate storage rack with first aid and roadside safety kits.

Jeep Trailpass Concept

Jeep Trailpass concept (2017)
Based on the new Compass, the Jeep Trailpass concept vehicle takes the Compass Trailhawk a step further with a 1.5-inch lift kit and 18-inch wheels with a unique pocket accent on Continental all-terrain tires. The exterior features gloss black side mirror caps, a custom hood graphic, side stripes, tinted headlamps and taillamps, and a Mopar/Thule roof basket with roof bag and traction mats.

Inside, the Jeep Trailpass includes custom Katzkin leather seats and armrest, body-color bezel accents and Jeep Performance Parts all-weather floor mats. Further Jeep Performance Parts featured on the Trailpass include a Jeep roof basket, cross rails and rock rails.

Jeep Grand One Concept

The Jeep Grand One celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Grand Cherokee with a modernized spin on a classic 1993 ZJ. On the exterior, the Grand One concept features trimmed fascias, subtle wood grain on the bodyside, custom 18-inch lace-style wheels shod with 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires and nestled within high-clearance fender flares, an extended wheelbase, and a two-inch suspension lift.

The interior continues the celebration of the original Grand Cherokee with ’90s-inspired materials and touches, such as the durable bed liner applied to replace the carpet, a plaid pattern headliner and an old-school car phone and tape deck.

Jeep CJ66 Concept

Jeep CJ66 concept (2017)
The narrow-bodied Jeep CJ66 concept, which made its debut at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November, is painted in a Copper Canyon color with matte black accents on its hood, grille and lamp bezels. A 2-inch lift kit, Mopar LED amber fog lamps and a Mopar Warn winch join the custom, race car-inspired fuel filler cap. Oversized fender flares cover 35-inch tires and 17-inch beadlock wheels, while a concept two-way air system lets users inflate or deflate tires on the go for rock crawling and sand driving,

Looking out from the cropped windshield, the driver and passenger are perched in custom Dodge Viper seats featuring concept seat risers. The cockpit is surrounded by a custom-built roll cage, while a bikini top netting 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 interior.

Jeep Luminator Concept

Jeep Luminator concept (2017)
As the name implies, this Wrangler-based concept features a number of off-road lighting addendum. Jointly developed with the automotive lighting division of Magneti Marelli, these include magnetic underbody rock lights, seven-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 spotlights behind the windshield.

On the Luminator’s hood is a scanning LED light bar module with active spot and dynamic following technology, while the high-mount center stop light at the rear 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).

Other features include 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.


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