This-year Easter Jeep Safari event debuts four all-new and three already-seen concept vehicles.
The 2021 event takes place in Moab, Utah from March 27 to April 4. The Red Rock 4-Wheelers off-road club, we remind, hosts the Jeep Safari. 4-wheelers visit the even every year to try themselves on the rough terrain of the backcountry.
Three concepts from 2020 will participate in the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari: the Gladiator Top Dog, Gladiator Farout, Wrangler Rubicon 392.
They are joined by four newcomers: the Jeep Magneto EV, Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Red Bare, 1968 Jeepster Commando Beach, and the Jeep Wrangler Orange Peelz.
These vehicles are not related directly to any production model but give some cues to future arrivals.
Jeep Wrangler Magneto EV
The 4×4 capable all-electric vehicle is based on a two-door 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. It features four battery packs of 70.0 kWh in total which are spread around the body, a system output of 273 lb-ft and 285 hp, a six-speed manual transmission. 0-60 mph acceleration takes 6.8 sec.
The model stands out with the Bright White exterior paint with Surf Blue accents, the interior in Royal Blue, black leather seats.
Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Red Bare
Jeep equipped this concept with a 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel delivering 260 hp and 442 lb-ft, stop-start tech, an 8-speed automatic transmission calibrated for low-rpm shifts.
The model features a 91:1 crawl ratio, the Fire Cracker Red exterior, Dana 44 heavy-duty axles, 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tires, factory steel bumpers with a Warn winch, a front bumper grille guard.
1968 Jeepster Commando Beach
This concept is a modified 1968 Jeepster Commando (C-101). Jeep made it in a two-tone color scheme – Hazy IPA and Zinc Oxide. The vehicle’s upgraded 2.0-liter turbo-four engine produces 340 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque: it is 25% more powerful than the production version of the engine.
There is an 8-speed automatic gearbox, a 4:1 transfer case, 35-inch tires, red-leather bucket seats inside.
Jeep Wrangler Orange Peelz
The concept is based on a two-door Wrangler, comes without side and rear windows, uses prototype JPP half doors, and a removable one-piece glass sunroof.
The features it stands out with are 5-inch off-road LED lights, Corning Gorilla Glass windshield, 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires, a 2-inch JPP lift kit with FOX shocks.
And of course, the model has a specific color combination of Orange Peelz and Satin Black. Under the hood, you’ll meet a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8-speed AT.