It’s circled on pretty much every off-roader’s calendar: the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah—the annual event that brings us the reveal of Jeep’s newest concept vehicles.
So, what’d Jeep bring to the party this year? Let’s dive in and see.
Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0
We took an in-depth look at Magento, Jeep’s all-electric Wrangler, when we first saw it last year. But now it’s back in a 2.0 release. For starters, Magento’s got a lot more juice this time—over double the peak amperage of the earlier powertrain. That translates into 850 lb.-ft. of instant torque and 625 horsepower, a significant improvement over the original. Better still, Magneto 2.0 keeps its manual gearbox, hooray!
Sort of a fusion between a Wrangler and a Gladiator, the Jeep Bob concept has a trimmed bed to reduce the off-roader’s rear overhang. The B-pillars are gone, along with the doors, to create an open-air passenger cab outfitted with a custom, perforated top. Under the hood rests Jeep’s 3.0L Eco-Diesel.
Jeep should totally build this one.
In a clear nod to its World War II origin story, Jeep unveiled this ’41 concept. In addition to those tasty fifteen52 wheels, the ’41 wears a custom decal package from Jeep’s new Graphics Studio. The half doors are a nice touch here, as is the tan soft top. It is propelled by Jeep’s hybrid 4xe powertrain, which is essentially two electric motors, a high-voltage battery pack, and 2.0L turbo four cylinder gas engine.
No roof, no windshield, just a whole lot of space—the Jeep Birdcage cranks the “open concept” knob to 11 here. In addition to its unique cage, the Jeep features a nifty cargo basket, a fold-out tailgate table, and plenty of hooks and storage options. The Birdcage also wears 37 inch beadlocks and a custom front skidplate with support bars. And it’s powered by Jeep’s 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain too.
Jeep Rubicon 20th Anniversary
If anything, this concept was a reminder that the legendary Rubicon trim has been around for 20 years now. (Spoiler alert, we’re old.) Equipped with a fire-breathing 392 Hemi V8, this Rubicon 20th Anniversary concept boasts a two-inch lift to accommodate its 37 inch tires. It’s also got an active exhaust that lets you switch between a “wild” and “outrageous” exhaust note, which we’re sure will make the neighbors happy.
Fitted with tube doors, cargo basket, Warn winch, snorkel, lift kit, and a big wheel/tire package, the D-Coder is essentially a rolling off-road parts catalog. Powered by the trusty 3.6L Pentastar, the D-Coder gets a bit more grunt thanks to a Mopar Performance cat-back exhaust system. Oh, and those are legit beadlocks on those BFG KM3s.
And that’s a wrap. Now, let’s start the countdown for next year’s Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicle reveal!