Jeep Teases New Concepts For Moab Easter Jeep Safari Vehicle
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Certain automakers own certain events. In the case of Jeep, that event is the Moab Easter Safari, an annual gathering hosted by the Red-Rock 4-Wheelers off-road club in Moab, Utah. Every year, Jeep comes to the event with concept vehicles in tow. It’s no different this year because we have already received a couple of teaser images of what could be the concept rides the automaker is preparing to bring to the Easter Safari. Jeep didn’t mention which models these concepts will be based on, but judging from the teaser photos, they look to be a pair of JL Wranglers.
We do see a few noticeable upgrades on the front end, beginning with a bull bar with massive spotlights that have been added to the grille
The teasers clearly tell us that those two models are Jeep Wrangler JL models. What’s less clear are the upgrades that both models are carrying.
The first teaser looks to be a Wrangler JL that’s dressed in orange body paint. We do see a few noticeable upgrades on the front end, beginning with a bull bar with massive spotlights that have been added to the grille. The front fenders seem to have been modified as well, possibly to accommodate a larger set of off-road tires that will help the Wrangler JL conquer any road surface it faces. It’s hard to see if the hood also received modifications — is that a hood scoop? — but if it did, we expect that this particular concept will have a power upgrade under that hood. That’s about all we can piece together at this point. It will be interesting to see what this concept will look like when it’s unveiled.
Unlike the first concept, this one is dressed in a more polished two-tone red and white paint scheme.
The other teaser photo gives us a good look at the side profile of another Wrangler JL. Unlike the first concept, this one is dressed in a more polished two-tone red and white paint scheme. The way the colors are distributed also has a retro-feel to it that harkens back to those old SUVs from the 80’s. Look closer, and you’ll also see that it has a “Jeepster” badge located just in front of the front door. This is a clear hint that what we’re looking at here is a concept that will carry the “Jeepster” name.
Needless to say, our expectations for these two concepts are sky-high. That comes with the territory of expecting great things from Jeep when the Moab Easter Safari rolls around. If anything, Jeep has its work cut out for it because last year’s concepts raised the bar as far as our expectations go. Remember the Cherokee Grand One? How about the JK Wrangler Quicksand? It’s hard to forget concepts like those when they’ve been imprinted in your minds.
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