Jeep showed off six new concept vehicles to the thousands in attendance at the 48th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, this past April. Jeep and parts division Mopar used both prototype and production Jeep Performance Parts to help build these concepts.
Mopar offers parts that are specifically designed to help make your Jeep a true form of self expression. Jeep Performance parts are specifically made with expert craftsmanship to meet strict specifications, ensuring quality, safe 4x4 capability and versatility. These parts can help turn your already capable Jeep model into an extreme trail performer.
“We head to Moab and the Easter Jeep Safari with six new vehicles we know Jeep enthusiasts will truly appreciate – including our first two new Jeep Cherokee models built specifically for this important event,” said Mike Manley, president and CEO of Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC, prior to the event. “We look forward to putting these new Jeep vehicles in their proper environment and receiving important feedback from our most loyal customers at their favorite annual off-road gathering.”
Here’s a look at what was on hand at the Easter Jeep Safari.
Jeep Wrangler Level Red
Named after the highest level of off-road trail, this model was ready to tackle any terrain with a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit, Dana 44 crate axles, a cold-air intake and low-restriction exhaust system. The Wrangler Level Red achieved an impressive crawl ratio of 73:1. The black exterior was adorned with a “TorRed” prototype graphic, and “Rubicon 10th anniversary” bumpers were used at the front and back. The Level Red Wrangler rode on 17- x eight-inch wheels with large, 35-inch Mud Terrain tires from BFGoodrich.
Jeep Wrangler MOJO
The “OJ” in MOJO was due to its “Orange Jeep” coloring. Using a similar setup as the Level Red model, the MOJO also featured a 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case that added to its rock climbing ability. “Shorty” bumpers, flat-top fenders, massive 37-inch tires and a Mopar “Rubicon X” graphic helped the MOJO stand out from the crowd.
Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance
This model added some unique equipment, including front and back electric-locking push-button Dana 60 axles, special 4.88 gearing and a 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case. A Jeep Performance Parts four-inch lift kit prototype gave the Maximum Performance version an added boost. A “Stinger” front bumper, Mopar black grille and prototype LED lights gave the Wrangler Maximum Performance a unique appearance, too.
Jeep Cherokee Adventurer
With Trailhawk capability baked right in, the Adventurer featured a 48:1 crawl ratio and plenty of utility and cargo convenience. A tan exterior with black decal, 17-inch prototype wheels, and a bungee net that held the cargo in the prototype matte black Mopar roof basket made this model ready for everything. Even interior cargo was secured properly with the Jeep Cargo Management System.
Jeep Cherokee Dakar
Sharing a name with the most grueling race in the world, the Dakar was the most extreme Cherokee to date. With Flame Red graphics on the Silver Steel Satin Gloss exterior, and 17-inch polished Satin clear coat wheels, the Dakar looked as menacing as did capable. Plenty of underbody protection and Jeep Performance Parts rock rails helped keep the goods protected.
Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior
Based on the heralded EcoDiesel model, the addition of Mopar accessories and Jeep Performance Parts added a nice touch to an already impressive product. Sitting on a Quadra-Lift air suspension, the Trail Warrior featured a Sand and Satin Black exterior scheme with off-road goodies like production cross-rails, 20-inch aluminum wheels, BFGoodrich tires, tow hooks, rocks rails and a 44:1 crawl ratio.
There are plenty of Mopar parts you can use to create your own unique Jeep. Stop by today for more information and to get started.
This article is presented by Colonial Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Hudson in Hudson, Massachusetts.