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Jeep's latest Easter Safari concepts are here

Annual ‘Easter Jeep Safari’ shows off parts, prototypes and one-offs. Here they are

  1. Jeep 4SPEED

    Caps lock intentional, this Wrangler gets a carbon fibre bonnet, ‘high-clearance’ carbon fibre arches and rear tub, and perforated aluminium panels.

    Lightweight is the key here, and it’s lost so much weight it actually sits two inches higher than a regular Wrangler. It’s also 22in shorter for better approach and departure angles. Basically, lighter and fightier.

    Underneath sits a 2.0-litre turbo four-pot, with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

  2. Jeep Sandstorm

    To use Jeep’s parlance, the Sandstorm concept is “all about blitzing long, sandy straightaways while still being capable of handling the daily driving duties”. TG’s ideal car, then.

    So, it gets a Baja-inspired look, with a carbon bonnet, vented arches, tube bumpers all round, modified rock rails, on-board air compressor, racing fuel filler and auxiliary lights.

    It gets heavy duty four-link suspension up front, a trailing arm four-link at the back, a slightly longer wheelbase, plus custom suspension that allows 14in of wheel travel on the front, and 18in travel at the back.

    Also, a V8 happens. A big, fat, 6.4-litre V8 from the Mopar performance catalogue. Good.

  3. Jeep B-Ute

    This one’s a parts special, a Renegade that’s showcasing some exterior refinements, a 1.5in lift kit, roof rack and rock rails. There are 17in wheels, custom trimmed seats, carbonite finishing on the gear shift, speaker and vent surrounds, and Mopar mats.

    Also, there’s a Tigershark. Specifically, a Tigershark 2.4-litre engine matched to a nine-speed auto.

  4. Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip

    Time for a classic. And everyone loves a classic Jeep. This one’s been stretched by five inches, with an updated – though still steel – body to match, a wider track, reinforced frame, and custom arches.

    The wheel wells too have been reshaped, while the Wagoneer also features a new grille, 17in steel wheels, coilovers and much leather trimming inside.

    Also it’s got a whopping 5.7-litre V8 with a four-speed - four! – auto ‘box. Lovely.

  5. Nacho Jeep

    This is nacho Jeep, it is Jeep’s Nacho Jeep.

    Sorry, now that we’ve got that out of the way, the fully loaded (again, sorry) Jeep is basically a car-based catalogue of Things. Things like a new bonnet designed to accept a cold-air intake, new grille, bumper, winch, LED lights, a two inch lift kit, 2.5in aluminium shocks, oversized tyres, and other such things.

    Oh, and a yellow colour called Nacho yellow. Yeah, not sure about that last bit.

  6. Jeep Jeepster

    Clearly the middle part of a Jeep trilogy (Jeep, Jeep Jeepster, Jeep, um, Jeepsterest?), this Wrangler Rubicon concept gets the colour and style of the 1966 Jeepster.

    So, there’s a red and white paint job, a raked windscreen – that you can fold down of course – a new bonnet (and optional snorkel), LED off-road lighting, a two-inch lift kit, 2.5in aluminium shocks, and a full roll cage.

  7. Jeep J-Wagon

    Not a Japanese-market special, but again, another parts special. New bonnet. Optional snorkel. New 5in LED lights, for ‘military grade illumination’, which is probably overkill for a Wednesday night shopping run. Wheels are of the 17in variety, finished in something called ‘Brass Monkey’, which we’re too afraid to ask more questions on.

    They’ll be on display at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah between 24 March and 1 April. Choose youe favourite below. Now.

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