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Jeep 57th annual jeep safari concept

Jeep Unleashes Wild Collection of Concepts at 57th Annual Jeep Safari

Easter Jeep Safari happens every year and is a haven for Jeep enthusiasts with a bevy of new concept cars which the brand showcases. This year Jeep has revealed seven new concept cars for the Annual Easter Jeep Safari including even more wild ones with a focus on electrification. Here’s the lowdown on all of the concept cars.

RELATED: Jeep Reveals Electrification Plans, Includes Four All-Electric SUVs.

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Wrangler Magneto 3.0 Concept | Image: Jeep

Wrangler Magneto 3.0 Concept

One of the big stars of the 2023 Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicle line-up includes the Jeep Wrangler Magneto 3.0 Concept which makes a comeback to Moab for the third time. Based on a two-door 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Magneto 1.0 concept was first introduced in 2021 as a BEV. The e-motor was initially tuned to deliver up to 273 lb.-ft. of torque and 285 horsepower. With the 2023 iteration, it’s more than triple the torque of the original concept with 650 horsepower and 900 lb.-ft. of torque. Drivers now have the option of a Two-stage power regeneration mode along with a hill descent mode which can be selected in low range to offer true ‘one pedal’ off-road driving.

Other highlights include Dynatrac 60 front axles (5.38:1 ratio), Dynatrac 80 rear axles (5.38:1 ratio), 20-inch off-road beadlock wheels, 40-inch mud terrain tyres and a custom 3-inch (7.6 cm) lift. Design-wise, the windshield has been raked back 12 degrees to give the side view a “chopped” roof feel without shortening the front glass while the concept gets an updated paint scheme.

Jeep 57th annual jeep safari concept scrambler 392 concept
Scrambler 392 Concept | Image: Jeep

Scrambler 392 Concept

There is also the Jeep Scrambler 392 Concept, which started as a four-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and is inspired by the original Scrambler (CJ-8) convertible. Add in a 6.4-litre HEMI V-8 engine and it’s a recipe for open-top fun in an off-road avatar. Custom carbon fibre bodywork within its two-door silhouette gives a chopped hot-rod look while the windshield is laid back 12 degrees and matches a lower roof. An air suspension kit and 20-inch tyres wrapped around custom 20-inch rims along with a striking green paint job round off this green behemoth.

Jeep 57th annual jeep safari concept 1978 cherokee 4xe concept
1978 Cherokee 4xe Concept | Image: Jeep

1978 Cherokee 4xe Concept

With Jeep’s glorious back catalogue, an electric restomod was too tempting to resist and this 1978 Jeep Cherokee 4xe Concept has the mechanicals of a Wrangler Rubicon 4xe underneath. Hence, there is a combination of two electric motors, a battery pack, and a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission is matched up to a 4:1 transfer case while 37-inch tires wrapped around custom 17-inch “slotted mag” style wheels complete the restomod look.

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Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Concept | Image: Jeep

Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Concept

If the standard Wrangler is too subtle for you then this retina-searing paint job does the trick. It is a follow-up of the Tuscadero exterior colour that debuted in 2021 for Jeep Wrangler models and is a deep chromatic magenta shade. Elsewhere, you get pink-hued paint with Gloss Black accents sprinkled across the front grille and headlamp bezels. The seven-slot grille was borrowed from the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 20th Anniversary model, which sets off a custom hood graphic with a tone-on-tone print.

Finally, you have 37-inch tyres that are wrapped around custom 17-inch black American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Borah wheels. The interior carries forward the same theme and has a black patent leather dash panel along with a zipper trim that hides a layer of pink velvet just beneath.

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Grand Wagoneer Overland Concept | Image: Jeep

Grand Wagoneer Overland Concept

The Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer are huge American-style luxury SUVs while the Overland Concept adds a tinge of adventure into the mix. The concept’s main highlight is a custom RedTail Overland Skyloft affixed to the top of the Grand Wagoneer’s roof. The carbon-fibre-constructed Skyloft can be raised by simply pushing with one arm for around 10 seconds.

To integrate the Skyloft, Jeep has removed the second and third-row seats. The rear-most sunroof was also repositioned to create a weatherproof, pass-thru entrance from the lower third-row seating area to the upper Skyloft level. A fore/aft sliding door and a small step, which also doubles as a usable table, make for easy access. Add in two oversized beanbags, a throw rug, pillows and custom, ambient interior lighting and you have the ultimate overlanding SUV while its 3.0-litre Hurricane Twin Turbo 510 engine will also take you places quickly!

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Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Departure Concept | Image: Jeep

Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Departure Concept

This Mad-Max style concept packs in a bunch of nifty upgrades from JPP by the Mopar design team. Riding on 17-by-8.5-inch Vintage Bronze KMC Impact OL wheels and 37-inch BFGoodrich tyres, the Wrangler 4xe Departure concept features a JPP 2-inch (5 cm) lift kit with BILSTEIN performance shock absorbers. A custom-designed tubular grille guard measuring 4 feet by 1 foot adds to the menacing stance while it also gets a modified Rubicon bumper with a Warn winch. The huge flat fender flares also have integral removable daytime-running-light (DRL) covers.

The Wrangler 4xe Departure concept uses three concepts header-mounted, 11-inch (28 cm) TYRI rectangular LED lights with custom brackets that mount to the backside of the windshield header. At the rear there is also a custom convertible tube gate that provides either front- or rear-facing positions for the spare wheel and tyre. Hence, with the spare being flipped outward, the system acts as a bed extender to provide more luggage space.

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Gladiator Rubicon Sideburn Concept | Image: Jeep

Gladiator Rubicon Sideburn Concept

Forget the name, this is a serious bit of kit with a 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 and a 2-inch lift kit with BILSTEIN performance shock absorbers. Based on the Gladiator, the JPP by Mopar design team has added a pair of removable 11-inch TYRI rectangular LED lights to each of the roof panels while chunky black HRE 17-by-9-inch FT1 six-spoke wheels wrapped around 37-by-13-inch BF Goodrich tyres to enhance its butch appeal.

Just like the 4xe Departure concept, there is a custom-designed tubular grille guard measuring 4 feet by 1 foot that folds down to create a bumper bench. The bed on the Gladiator Sideburn concept features integral Molle panels above and behind the wheel flares for additional storage plus a modified Mopar bed-mounted spare tire carrier that holds a 37-inch wheel and tyre.

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