The annual Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah is about to take place and Jeep has been working to offer a variety of new concept models for us to admire and enjoy when it’s time for this trek out in the desert.
Right now, we know there will be at least seven new concepts along with a variety of classic and modern Jeep models that will handle the events in this location over the week leading up to the Easter celebration. The video below will give you some great information regarding the new Jeep models that will make the ride.
The Jeep concept grabbing the most attention when it was out testing was the Jeep Sandstorm. It is a pickup truck that makes use of a massive 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine under the hood while being attached to a six-speed manual transmission. This Jeep was inspired by the Desert Baja racers and is ready to take on the long sandy straightaways offered in the desert while also being able to handle the driving duties of the desert. This model also has tube bumpers, rock rails, an onboard air compressor, heavy-duty front and rear axles, 17-inch beadlock wheels, and BF Goodrich Krawler tires.
Continuing to Amaze
Just as over-the-top as the Sandstorm is the Jeep 4Speed which will be an attention getter as well. This SUV is one that is designed to be as lightweight as possible with a carbon fiber hood, carbon fiber fender flares, a carbon rear tub section, aluminum panels, and lightweight bodywork. The roll cage is swept-back and the windshield is raked to offer more aerodynamics while being powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that’s attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This could be a light and quick model that can appear to race across the desert floor.
The Jeep Wagoneer Road Trip, which is essentially a Wagoneer restomod, is a vehicle that’s different from the rest. This SUV makes use of a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine under the hood while retaining the original steel body for the drive. It has been upgraded with Dana heavy duty axles, custom fender flares, a four-link suspension with coilover springs, and 33-inch BF Goodrich tires. There is a tool box created form the valve cover of the original 230 Tornado engine that was used in the Wagoneer of old to give us even more of a throwback feeling.
Other concepts that will be part of the celebration are the Jeepster and Nacho models that are much closer to what we see with production Jeep models of today. These two are made to show off a variety of the accessories offered for the Wrangler JL. These two each have a two-inch lift and come off-road items you could add to your own Jeep. The final concepts are the B-Ute and the J Wagon which are based on the Renegade and Wrangler JL models to offer some official Jeep Performance Parts accessories that will be put to the test to give us an idea of what these parts can do.