Jeep’s line-up of vehicles at the 2012 Easter Safari in Moab, Utah is rounding out into shape with the unveiling of two new vehicles - the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Concept and the Jeep Wrangler Traildozer - following last week’s announcement of the Mighty FC Concept, the J12, and the Wrangler Apache.

The Traildozer, in particular, is based on a Dozer Yellow 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and was co-designed by Jeep and the engineering boys over at the American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). For the project, the two collaborating heads fixed up the Wrangler with some off-road body protection, Mopar premium front and rear bumpers, and rear corner guards. Likewise, the off-roader was also given a Mopar performance heat reduction hood, a Mopar half-door kit, and a Mopar/Warn 9.5 Cti winch. Inside, the changes, minimal as they are, include an AEV ’F-1’ leather seat trim kit and Mopar slush mats. The wheels configuration includes 37" Mickey Thompson Baja Claw radials mounted on Mopar Classic five-spoke wheels, with a fully-installed AEV Dualsport RS 3.5" suspension lift.

Then there’s the most significant modification on this vehicle: the engine upgrade! For the project, Jeep and AEV installed a bolt-in 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 470 horsepower and mated it to a Getrag 238 six-speed manual transmission with the power running through Rubicon-specific Dana 44 axles equipped with 4:10 gears and electronic locking differentials.

It doesn’t do much in the way of aesthetics, but the Jeep Wrangler Traildozer is a powerful workhorse hiding in an otherwise simple body.

  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler Traildozer
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    Gertrag 238 6-speed manual transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    470
  • Displacement:
    6.4 L
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16 comments:

  (530) posted on 07.3.2012

I think this Traildozer really loves to play on dirt. It’ll be perfect for drag or rally.

  (798) posted on 07.3.2012

It seems that the year 2012 is already filled with bustling Jeep, and I must say that this Traildozer was much better than the Wrangler Rock Raider last year.

  (396) posted on 06.27.2012

Is it still a coincidence that Fiat is doing the same concept?

  (396) posted on 06.27.2012

A lot of Jeeps are scattered with different versions, and the demands for it is directly proportional to the uprising population of Jeep.

  (374) posted on 05.2.2012

I don’t like its style at all; it’s not that I hate it, but isn’t it rather lacking a lot in style?

  (484) posted on 05.2.2012

Now, all it needs is a total makeover. I don’t think this is thoroughly ugly; it just needs a restyling to make its dynamic capability more evident.

  (858) posted on 05.1.2012

I don’t like its physique. If I’d refer to its built according to performance though, I’d say it’s pretty competitive.

  (498) posted on 05.1.2012

Although I am contented with its appearance, in my view, the engine should be upgraded.

  (504) posted on 04.30.2012

What it is equipped with is enough for me although I’d approve greatly if ever they decide to upgrade it.

  (378) posted on 04.27.2012

I’ll root for its performance, but you can’t expect me to be astonished by its appearance; it’s honestly old-fashioned to me.

  (531) posted on 04.27.2012

Jeep needs to update its engine since the demand for it is increasing.

  (692) posted on 04.4.2012

@zitkathet08: I beg your pardon, but which part of it is stylish?

  (714) posted on 04.4.2012

The engine upgrade was necessary, and I’m pleased that Jeep is aware of that. If it gets more stylish, this would be totally fantastic.

  (397) posted on 04.2.2012

The paint job looks downright cheap and sloppy although overall it seems to be competitive.

  (592) posted on 04.2.2012

It really needed a change of engines as this should be more powerful. I love its appearance and performance.

  (410) posted on 04.1.2012

It looks plain on the photo, but maybe it’s gotten more appealing if I saw it personally. The newly added engine is perfect for its dynamic purpose.

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