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Jeep has just revealed four unique off-road concepts

The annual Easter Jeep Safari concepts are here, and we sincerely hope they make production

Published: 26 Mar 2024

Jeep has just unveiled a quartet of one-off, heritage-inspired concepts ahead of its annual Easter Safari in Utah. This year’s event will see the contestants finish off in Moab, where they’ll be greeted by these four very special Jeeps

Kicking things off is the Wrangler ‘Low Down’ concept, which references the ‘Lower 40’ concept from back in 2009. It’s powered by a 6.4-litre V8, producing 475bhp through an eight-speed transmission. Murica! You also get 42in mud-terrain tyres, 20in Beadlock wheels and custom carbon wheel arches, while the axles have been replaced to provide a lower centre of gravity, improved ground clearance and more acute departure angles. 

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As for external modifications, Jeep has ditched the rear door handles and thrown on a custom carbon bonnet with a cool see-through section to… see the engine. You also get black leather seats and rhino-lined floors inside. 

Next in line is the brilliantly green Willys ‘Dispatcher’ concept, which looks to merge rugged, nomadic looks with a modernised powertrain by way of Jeep’s 2.0-litre ‘4xe’ hybrid unit. That means 375bhp and 470lb ft of torque, with huge 36in off-road tyres to put that power to the road (or dirt). We’re also big fans of the quirky cream-coloured steelies and ‘Element 115 Green’ exterior finish.

Meanwhile, the Dispatcher concept’s interior mixes distressed saddle leather with houndstooth cloth bits, so it looks purposely worn. Jeep has even removed the headrests entirely to give it a more old-school feel, while an on-board air compressor helps tyre management - for when your ambition stretches that little too far. 

The third concept, the Gladiator ‘High Top’, makes use of a 3.6-litre V6 and adopts many bolt-on parts from supplier Mopar. Notable exterior characteristics include 40in tyres with 18in satin black wheels, adjustable air suspension and flat wheel arches at each corner - a hallmark of classic Jeeps. 

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But the High Top has seen a little more attention out back compared to its siblings, where the revised truck bed storage has a lockable cargo space, accessed through a pair of sliding drawers. It’s even got quilted leather inside and sets itself apart as arguably the most desirable of the four. 

Last but certainly not least is the twin-turbo V6-powered Grand Wagoneer ‘Vacationeer’ concept, with around 510bhp and 500lb ft of torque on tap to hurl its spearmint-coloured body towards hard-to-reach camping spots. 

You get 19in racing wheels and a 1.5in lift kit, while the flared body extensions add a hint of drama into the mix. The Vacationeer also gets plenty of protective plating beneath, and a triumvirate of LED lights that could likely illuminate all of Utah if you so wished.

And now we get to the really cool part of the Vacationeer: its ‘Skyloft’. The second and third-row seats have been removed entirely to allow Jeep to integrate a sleeping space for up to two, with extra windows to essentially turn this into a panoramic bedroom. 

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Bill Peffer, senior vice president of Jeep North America, said: “The Easter Jeep Safari is the perfect venue for new Jeep concepts, with more than 20,000 Jeep enthusiasts gathering each year to celebrate the most iconic 4x4 brand in the world. From 4xe electrification to unmatched 392 power, this year’s Jeep 4x4 concepts illustrate how the most capable Wrangler ever appeals to such a wide range of people.”  

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