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The 2021 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts: an Electric Wrangler, Overlanding Gladiators & (GASP!) Restomod Jeepster

The Jeep folks are bringing a new fleet of concepts to this year’s Easter Jeep Safari. Get details below. (Image/Stellantis)

The tradition continues. Each year Jeep pulls the wraps off a new series of concept vehicles to coincide with the Easter Jeep Safari event.

And this year’s crop didn’t disappoint. So let’s dive in.

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Jeep Magneto

Quick, quiet & capable, Jeep is teasing the future of off-road travel here. (Image/Stellantis)

In today’s spirit of “electric-all-the-things,” Jeep brings us the Magneto—an all-electric Wrangler. For starters, yes, it’s four-wheel drive.

But want to know what’s really neat? It retains a traditional manual transmission, tied to a custom-built motor that makes up to 285 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque.

Four battery packs are placed throughout the frame to balance the weight and Jeep says the Magneto can ford up to 30 inches of water.

Charles Xavier could not be reached for comment.

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Jeep Far Out & Top Dog

Want to escape civilization for a while? The Jeep Far Out concept may be the ride for you… (Image/Stellantis)

Overlanding is exploding in popularity, so Jeep built a pair of overlanding-themed Gladiators in response.

The Far Out pictured above is the more traditional of the two. Powered by the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6, the Far Out carries an AT Overland Equipment Truck Topper that’ll open into a rooftop shelter to sleep up to four people.

Kitchen sink? Sure, toss it in. (Image/Stellantis)

Designed specifically with mountain bikers in mind, the Gladiator Top Dog concept packs plenty of functional cargo space, including a pair of bike racks, a tool box, and a portable refrigerator.

Oh, and a hot dog roller grill—we’re not making that up, either.

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Jeep Orange Peelz

Thanks to half doors and pop-out windows, the Orange Peelz concept combines an open-air driving experience with a hard top. (Image/Stellantis)

While these concept vehicles won’t necessarily make it to production, parts of them often do—like the Jeep half doors you see on the Orange Peelz. And considering the Orange Peelz also carries removable windows AND a pop-out sunroof, we’re hoping those features eventually hit the options sheet too.

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Jeep Red Bare

We think the Red Bare may be a rolling catalog to showcase some upcoming factory Jeep Performance Products. (Image/Stellantis)

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Gladiator Red Bare builds on Jeep’s legacy of hard working trucks, thanks to a 3.0L EcoDiesel making 442 lb.-ft. of torque, Dana 44s front and rear with 4.88 gears, and a 91:1 crawl ratio. It’s also wearing a two-inch lift, bed-mounted sport bar, 37-inch BFG Mud Terrains, and Jeep Performance Products rock rails.
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Jeepster Beach

No, they didn’t keep the Buick Dauntless V6. (Image/Stellantis)

OK, we’ve kept you waiting long enough. Let’s talk about this Jeepster.

Officially called the “Jeepster Beach,” it’s a retro-inspired 4×4 that’s part of the same Jeep restomod series that gave us the delightful Chief and Five-Quarter concepts. Jeep basically took a 1968 Jeepster Commando body and plunked it onto a 2020 Wrangler Rubicon chassis.

The result is all sorts of rad.

Despite the modern chassis and drivetrain, the Jeepster maintains its vintage lines right to the fold-down tailgate. (Image/Stellantis)

Under the hood, the Jeepster is powered by a tweaked version of Jeep’s 2.0L turbo four, now making 340 horsepower. Power is sent through an eight-speed automatic into a 4:1 transfer case, before reaching the Jeepster’s 35 inch tires.

Concept or not, who’s ready for more red interiors? We certainly are. (Image/Stellantis)

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You can get more details on all of these concepts, along with an impressive photo gallery, from the official Jeep Press Release.

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