Jeep has unveiled six concepts for the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari. As usual, they're all focused on maximum off-road performance.
Jeep has unveiled six concepts for the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari.
First up, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II concept has a blood-orange exterior with a matte black roof and custom roof rails. There's also SRT-inspired body work and 17-inch alloy wheels with 35-inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires. Power is provided by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that develops 240 bhp (179 kW) and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque.
Next up, the Wrangler Mopar Recon has a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 470 bhp (350 kW). It is connected to a five-speed automatic transmission that sends power to Dana 60 front and rear axles with 4.10 gearing. The concept also has “Stinger” bumpers, a 4.5-inch lift kit, LED headlights and beadlock wheels with 39-inch off-road tires.
The Wrangler Stitch is a follow up to the Wrangler Pork Chop concept that debuted at the 2011 Easter Jeep Safari. It is based on the Wrangler Rubicon and has been stripped of non-essential equipment in order to have a 3,000 lb (1360 kg) curb weight. In order to hit their target, engineers installed a carbon fiber hood, a chromoly roll cage and a variety of aluminum components. The Stitch also has a chopped windshield, cloth-covered rear body panels and seats from the SRT Viper.
Moving on, the Wrangler Sand Trooper II has a rugged appearance with heavy duty bumpers, a Warn winch and Mopar fenders. The concept also has a ventilated hood, LED lighting units and 40-inch off-road tires. Power is provided by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that develops 375 bhp (280 kW) and 400 ft-lb (542 Nm) of torque.
The Wrangler Flattop has similar modifications, but is distinguished by a metallic sandstone exterior with a chopped windscreen and a custom windowless hard top. The cabin has also been revamped with Katzkin leather seats, copper accents and Mopar slush mats.
Lastly, the Wrangler Slim has been equipped with modified bumpers, rock rails and a 2-inch lift kit. Other highlights include a cold-air intake, black leather seats and a CB radio.
Check out the press release for additional information