- Jeep® Grand One celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Grand Cherokee ZJ
- Jeep Safari delivers optimal views for all passengers while providing protection from the elements
- Jeep Quicksand is a hot rod-inspired Wrangler built for sand dunes
- Jeep Trailpass delivers Compass Trailhawk capability with added utility and cargo
- Jeep Switchback boasts added capability with 4-inch lift kit, 37-inch tires and Dana 44 axles
- Jeep CJ66 makes its Moab debut, fusing a trio of vehicle generations and fueled by a #mopar 345 Crate HEMI® Engine Kit
- Jeep Luminator delivers the ultimate in lighting performance
- Vehicles showcase a variety of #jeep Performance Parts available to enthusiasts
March 30, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Jeep® and #mopar
brands have once again teamed up to develop a variety of vehicles that will debut at the annual Easter #jeep
Safari in Moab, Utah, April 8-16. Now in its 51st year, the Easter #jeep
Safari is attended by thousands of die-hard off-road enthusiasts looking to enjoy a week of serious off-roading on some of the country’s most well-known and challenging trails.
“It’s truly a labor of love for the #jeep
team to develop exciting, capable #concept
vehicles each year for Moab and the Easter #jeep
Safari,” said Mike Manley, Head of #jeep
Brand – FCA Global. “We look forward to the reaction and feedback from enthusiasts and our most loyal customers as these new #jeep
concepts are put through their paces on the trails in Moab.”
An array of production and prototype #jeep
Performance Parts were used on this year’s collection of #concept
vehicles. The #mopar
brand is responsible for developing, building and ensuring that all #jeep
Performance Parts meet rigorous specifications and with #4x4
capabilities in mind, enabling #jeep
owners to further enhance their stock vehicles.
“Jeep and #mopar
have teamed up over 15 years to create unique, fun and highly capable #concept
vehicles for the popular Easter #jeep
Safari in Moab,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. “These #concept
vehicles are a perfect example of how off-road enthusiasts can use #jeep
Performance Parts to personalize and enhance the already outstanding #jeep
capability, allowing them to face the toughest trails in the world.”
The 2017 Easter #jeep
vehicles include: Jeep Grand One
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 custom 18-inch lace-style wheels, high-clearance fender flares, extended wheelbase, trimmed fascias and a subtle wood grain treatment on the body.
Grand One #concept
includes 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires, front and rear axles equipped with selectable locking differentials and a 2-inch suspension lift.
Inside, the interior continues the celebration of the original Grand Cherokee with ’90s-inspired materials and touches, a durable bed liner applied to replace the carpet and accessorized with an old-school car phone.
The Grand One is powered by a 5.2-liter V-8 engine, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Jeep Safari
The family-focused #jeep
is all about bringing the outdoors in while keeping the doors and roof on, with a special emphasis on giving the backseat passengers a great view.
This high-tech, Wrangler-based #concept
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’s unique “windoors,” made of lightweight aluminum and clear vinyl, are hinged so that they open like a cabinet, making the entrance to the vehicle particularly unique. The doors feature zipper openings to let in fresh air.
Inside, the two rear bucket seats are rotated outboard, making it easier for rear seat occupants to view out the side of the Safari. The custom interior includes an instrument panel-mounted iPad, adding to the high-tech vibe.
Jeep Performance Parts featured on the Safari include a front and rear Dana 44 axle equipped with selectable differential lockers and 2-inch lift. Overall body length has been reduced to make the Safari more nimble on the trails.
Safari also includes 35-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires on custom 18-inch wheels, custom full-length skid plates, steel front and rear bumpers, integrated on-board air system, upgraded brakes and unique cold air intake.
Safari is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Jeep Quicksand
Created for enthusiasts who love the sand life, the #jeep
Quicksand is a loud, fast and fun hot rod.
The Quicksand #concept
is powered by a #mopar
392 Crate HEMI® engine with eight-stack injection, mated to a six-speed Getrag manual transmission. A “peekaboo” cutout in the hood and gasser-style downturned open headers add to the vintage hot rod feel.
This Wrangler-based #concept
features a longer wheelbase, with trimmed front and rear body and a chopped hard top and windshield. An open top and open windows allow for full enjoyment of Quicksand’s sound and wind-in-your-face freedom.
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.
While the Quicksand was made for wheeling in sand, its off-road credentials ensure that it is fully capable in any terrain. Its staggered tire setup (a trait never before included on any #jeep
concept) features 32-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires in the front and 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires in the rear, and coilover shocks, all on 18-inch vintage “kidney bean” alloy wheels.
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 Trailpass
Based on the all-new #jeep
Compass, the #jeep
vehicle takes the Compass Trailhawk a step further for an extreme off-road adventure.
A 1.5-inch lift kit and 18-inch wheels with a unique pocket accent on Continental TerrainContact all-terrain tires increase the off-road capabilities of the #jeep
Performance Parts featured on the Trailpass include a #jeep
roof basket, cross rails and rock rails.
The Trailpass exterior features Gloss Black side mirror caps, a custom hood graphic, side stripes, tinted headlamps and tail lamps, 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.
Trailpass is powered by the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine and mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Jeep Switchback
vehicle is equipped with an assortment of #mopar
Performance Parts for the ultimate in off-road performance.
Jeep Performance Parts featured on the Switchback include 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, Rubicon winch, grille, winch guard and cold air intake.
An axle-back exhaust, 17-inch #concept
wheels and 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires increase the off-road capabilities of the #jeep
The Switchback exterior features a #concept
hood and half doors, topped off 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’s advanced lighting systems ensure superior visibility in any trail conditions, with a #concept
LED off-road windshield light bar, #concept
LED off-road A-pillar lamps, LED tail lamps, and #jeep
Performance Parts LED headlamps and fog lamps.
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.
Switchback is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Jeep CJ66
Take a #jeep
Wrangler TJ frame, hang a 1966 #jeep
Wrangler CJ universal Tuxedo Park body on it, add in Wrangler JK elements,power it all with a #mopar
345 Crate HEMI Engine Kit-enabled 5.7-liter HEMI and you have the #jeep
The narrow-bodied #jeep
, which made its debut at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas in November, harnesses the 383 horsepower of the 5.7-liter HEMI engine with a six-speed manual transmission. A #mopar
345 Crate HEMI engine cover shelters the powerplant and a #mopar
cold-air intake and #mopar
cat-back exhaust bump up its off-road performance a notch or two. Front and rear #mopar
Dana 44 Crate axles help the Wrangler easily crawl over rocks and boulders.
The Copper Canyon-colored body stands out proudly, riding high on 35-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires wrapped around functional, #jeep
Performance Parts 17-inch beadlock wheels and paired with a 2-inch lift kit. A #concept
two-way air system lets off-roaders quickly air up or air down tires to the desired pressure. Oversized, #concept
fender flares offer defense against trail obstacles at the front and rear, with added protection delivered by #mopar
10th Anniversary Wrangler JK Rubicon Bumper Kits, #jeep
Performance Parts skid and front bumper plates and #concept #jeep
Performance Parts rock rails.
The Copper Canyon skin is highlighted on both sides with a custom matte black CJ66 graphic stripe that runs along the side of hood. The #concept
hood, bezel and latch also are matte black, along with the iconic seven-slot #jeep
grille and bezels of the Wrangler JK headlamps. #mopar
LED amber fog lamps and a #mopar
Warn winch augment the CJ66’s off-road capabilities. The custom, race car-inspired fuel filler cap is shifted to the inside fender wheel well.
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
Luminator reigns supreme in off-road lighting performance, with a full arsenal of advanced lighting features designed to deliver superior visibility on the trail, jointly developed with the #automotive
Lighting division of Magneti Marelli.
This Wrangler-based #concept
features magnetic underbody rock lights, powerful 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. The #jeep
Luminator also includes LED versions of the standard 100 mm fog lamp and grille-mounted turn signals unique to the Wrangler.
On the Luminator’s 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).
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. Jeep Brand
Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage, #jeep
is the authentic #suv
with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The #jeep
brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all #jeep
models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Mopar Brand
Mopar (a simple contraction of the words Motor and PARts) was trademarked in 1937 with the launch of an antifreeze product, but it truly made its mark in the 1960s during the muscle-car era. From #mopar
Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use, the brand soon expanded to include technical service and customer support.
is FCA’s service, parts and customer-care brand and distributes more than 500,000 parts and accessories in over 150 markets around the world. With more than 50 parts distribution centers and 27 customer-contact hubs globally, #mopar
integrates service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance dealer and customer support worldwide. #mopar
is the source for genuine parts and accessories for FCA brands.
Mopar parts are engineered together with the same teams that create factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles. This offers a direction connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of #mopar
accessories and performance parts is available atwww.mopar.com. Jeep Performance Parts
Performance Parts portfolio, created in 2012 and offered by #mopar
for the #jeep
brand, provides enthusiasts with high-end, hard-core quality aftermarket accessories and performance parts, including axles, lift kits, bumpers, winches, skid plates, suspension components and more. These aftermarket offerings are engineered together with the same teams that create factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles and help elevate the #jeep
vehicles’ already best-in-class off-road performance to the next level. Each part and accessory is specifically designed, built and quality tested to help transform stock rides into even more capable trail performers. Easter #jeep Safari
Safari consists of trail rides, mostly day-long trips, departing from Moab, Utah, throughout the nine-day-long #event
. The #jeep
Safari was started in 1967 by the Moab Chamber of Commerce as a one-day trail ride. Over the years, as participation grew, the Safari expanded until it finally reached the current nine-day #event
. "Big Saturday" remains the culmination of the #event
on the Saturday of Easter weekend.