Our Crestview Chrysler staff was pumped up about the 47th annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Utah, as this is an event that us Jeep fanatics want to keep tabs on. The collaboration between Jeep and Mopar has consistently produced quality Jeep concept vehicles, and at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari, there were several stand-outs. With the inclusion of Jeep performance parts, off-road enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised by the customization options offered to Jeep vehicles. These parts can essentially turn a stock Jeep into an all-terrain beast capable of whatever you customize it to do. Let’s check out these concept vehicles that underwent this transformation!
The Wrangler Mopar Recon
Stacked to the brim with powerful new additions, the Wrangler Mopar Recon and Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept are forces to be reckoned with. The Wrangler Recon is equipped with a 6.4L HEMI V-8 engine that pumps out a whopping 470 hp. Not a car to simply boast about its power under the hood, the Recon also comes with premium Mopar interior features, modified “Stinger” bumpers, and 39-inch off-road tires.
The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
The Trailhawk Concept is powered by an EcoDiesel V-6 engine that gives its drivers plenty of low-end torque to navigate any rough terrain. The blood-orange paint, Grand Cherokee SRT hood, SRT modified front and rear fascias for additional ground clearance, and the 35-inch tires are all design testaments to the Grand Cherokee’s off-road mastery.
The Jeep Wrangler Stitch
The Wrangler Stitch is one of the lightest Jeep concepts ever, sporting a mere curb weight of 1,361 kg. Jeep spared no expense when shaving the weight of this concept. Everything from the frame to the interior was cut down to keep the vehicle as light as possible while still providing an intense off-road experience with Mickey Thompson 35-inch tires, custom DynaTrac Pro Rock axles, and pneumonic bump stops provided by King shocks.
Wrangler Sand Trooper II
The Wrangler Sand Trooper II is an experimental combination of power and convenience. A 5.7L HEMI V-8 with 375 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque is well hidden behind a satin black grille and hood lock. The interior is equipped with a rearview camera display and leather seat for an added touch of comfort.
The Jeep Wrangler Slim
The Slim is a barebones concept from Jeep, but don’t be fooled! It still provides huge performance, while maintaining a light curb weight. A 3.6L V-6 engine powers this scrappy two-door automobile, and the all-back interior is outfitted with leather seat covers, Mopar all-weather slush mats, and a CB radio. Mopar also equipped the Slim with the lightest rear-bumper possible on a Jeep, which complements the 10th Anniversary Rubicon front bumper very nicely.
The Wrangler Flattop
The Flattop is a concept in luxury from Jeep and Mopar. Dark saddle Katzkin leather seating, steering wheel spokes featuring copper accents, and a rich dark brown exterior turned heads at the Easter Jeep Safari. However, the Flattop is still an off-road vehicle at heart. It is equipped with a Mopar cold-air intake, exhaust, DynaTrac Pro axles, and full-traction control arms to handle any ride.
Keep in Touch with Crestview!
At Crestview Chrysler, we hope that some of these concepts are made into realities, because all six of these vehicles got our blood pumping! Keep in touch with our sales staff at (306) 525-5411 to find out if any of these models will make it to our lot.