Each year, Jeep brings a number of custom concept vehicles to the annual Easter Jeep Safari event in Moab, UT. This event is known for the large number of off-road and Jeep enthusiasts who attend to enjoy the popular and engaging trails of the area.
This year, Mopar and Jeep have put together six unique vehicles to display how the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee can be customized. In attendance at the event, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk shows how the new EcoDiesel V-6 engine can be applied in off-road situations. With custom paint, larger wheel arches, modified SRT bumpers, an SRT hood, custom skid plates, rear tow hooks, and more, this concept is the most intense Jeep GC yet.
The Jeep Wrangler Slim and Jeep Wrangler Stitch explore whole new levels of weight reduction in order to achieve maximum off-road performance. 17-inch forged beadlock style wheels from Jeep Performance Parts, lightweight front and rear bumpers, lightweight rock-rails all help the Slim model to shave precious pounds. The Stitch model has been cut to a final weight of 3,000 lbs through the extensive use of carbon fiber and other lightweight materials. The doors, rear seats, audio, heating and A/C, and sections of the body have all been removed in the search for ultimate weight reduction.
Rather than cutting weight, the Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper II and the Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon achieve performance through the use of larger engines and performance upgrades. The Sand Trooper uses a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 producing 375 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Extra ground clearance and a custom paint job give this model a menacing stance that means business. The Mopar Recon model steps it up one more notch, making use of the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 crate engine from Mopar that cranks out an impressive 470 hp.
Finally, the Jeep Wrangler Flattop takes a more stylish design language. A chopped and lowered roofline, custom windowless hard-top, fender flares, and LED headlights and taillights, along with custom body parts and details give this model a more refined look.
If you like what you see, watch the video below or check out our selection of Jeep vehicles at the Cumberland Chrysler Center dealership and get started customizing your own off-road ride.