Six off-road -capable vehicles will be shown in Utah next week, according to Jeep and Mopar — the two brands that have joined forces one more time — but the details are still in the vault, with only a couple of teasers up for grabs.
As you might have already seen earlier, the first one depicts the Cherokee-based Dakar concept , which comes equipped with all the necessary off-road gear and red window trim. The second one gives us a first glimpse at the Wrangler MOJO concept , which appears to be based on the two-door version of the popular crossover .
It features a custom bright orange exterior with black stripes and blacked-out front grille, and a winch bumper ready to get it out of any nasty scenario that may occur. As expected, the vehicle rides on bead-lock wheels wrapped in off-road tires, while a proper suspension system is hidden underneath the square fenders.
Considering the fact that Jeep brought five Wrangler concepts to the Easter Safari last year, the MOJO won’t be the only incarnation of the SUV to be paraded at this year’s event. We’ll be right back as soon as Jeep rolls them into the spotlight, so make sure you tune in next week.
Updated 04/10/2014: Jeep unveiled the official details on the new Wrangler MOJO concept, with just two days before its official debut at Easter Jeep Safari. Click past the jump to read more about it.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Jeep Wrangler MOJO.
Jeep Wrangler MOJO in detail
The MOJO concept was fitted with a Jeep Performance Parts "Shorty" bumper and flat-top fenders that allow for the huge, 37-inch BF Goodrich mud tires to operate in the roughest terrain conditions. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which features a cold intake and low restriction exhaust system, is protected by a Mopar "Rubicon X" hood with bronze "mapping" accents.
The front end is rounded off with a prototype "Rubicon X" bumper, a Jeep Performance Parts winch, an under-bumper skid plate and prototype LED headlamps and fog lamps.
Rugged on the outside, the Wrangler MOJO isn’t that relentless on the inside, where black Katzkin seat covers, a two-tone instrument panel and console and all-weather floor mats are to be found.
Rock-climbing capabilities are provided by a Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift, locking Dana 44 front and rear axles, a 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case and a crawl ratio of 59:1. As with most MOAB concepts, the Wrangler MOJO displays a Badge of Honor plate.
Jeep’s highly popular Wrangler has received very few changes for the 2014 model year, but it gained a handful of special editions, such as the Altitude , Willys Wheeler , Polar Edition , and the Dragon Edition . In all, the 2014 Wrangler can be ordered in ten different variants with prices ranging between $23,000 to $36,000.
Motivation is provided by the already familiar 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6 that comes with 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The unit can be mated to either a standard six-speed manual or an optional five-speed automatic. The 2014 Wrangler takes about 9 seconds to sprint from naught to 60 mph on its way to a top speed of 125 mph, but we all know this vehicle wasn’t conceived to break any velocity records.
Gallery Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition
The Jeep Wrangler MOJO (the “OJ” in the name stands for “Orange Jeep”) is geared for the off-road enthusiast who seeks an even tougher vehicle with the functionality to tackle the most extreme trails. A Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift provides the clearance to traverse obstacles, with locking Dana 44 front and rear axles and a 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case adding to Wrangler MOJO’s rock-climbing capabilities. Wrangler MOJO’s crawl ratio is 59:1. The vehicle’s 3.6-liter V-6 engine is augmented with a cold air intake and low restriction exhaust system.
The Bright Orange exterior of Wrangler MOJO is defended by prototype Jeep Performance Parts “Shorty” bumpers and prototype flat-top fenders, with 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires wrapped around prototype beadlock wheels, accented with Mopar Bronze on the beadlock ring. The Mopar “Rubicon X” hood is ornamented by prototype topographical graphics that contain bronze “mapping” accents and flow down to the side panels. Additional trail enhancements include a Jeep Performance Parts “Rubicon X" front bumper, an under-bumper skid plate and a prototype Jeep Performance Parts winch. Jeep Performance Parts rock rails are added to further protect Wrangler MOJO from boulders and rocks on extreme trails.
Prototype LED headlamps and fog lamps help make night trips on the trail easier, and front and rear prototype two-tone half-door kits and a soft top further add to the open-air fun and freedom all Wrangler vehicles offer. A Badge of Honor plate is added to show the trails Wrangler MOJO has mastered, and a prototype Jeep Performance Parts tire carrier gives support to the spare tire. The five Moab “Badge of Honor” badges also appear on Wrangler MOJO.
The purposeful interior of Wrangler MOJO is perfect for the off-roader not afraid of dust or mud. The two-tone instrument panel and console complement black Katzkin seat covers and provide for simple cleaning. With the carpet removed, rugged all-weather floor mats shield the interior, and a Mopar sunbonnet and roll bar pads are trimmed in a Driftwood sand color, matching Wrangler MOJO’s overall appearance. A Mopar lockable rear cargo tray keeps valuables safe.