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One of Jeep® brand’s finest traditions is the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Each year, thousands of Jeep brand enthusiasts gather together to participate in a week full of off-road adventures across some of the most scenic, yet challenging, terrain in the U.S.
Jeep brand will make the 53rd edition of this safari extra special by showcasing six custom-built concept vehicles of the Jeep Gladiator. According to an official FCA US LLC press release, all Jeep Performance Parts were developed by the Mopar brand with rigorous specifications and 4×4 capability in mind.
The Easter Jeep Safari began on April 13 and will finish on April 21. With already such a rich history, the new concept vehicles display a bright future ahead for the Jeep Gladiator.
Jeep® JT Scrambler
The Jeep JT Scrambler concept combines the build of the new Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, which was on display at the DFW Auto Show, with a look from the early 1980s-era CJ8 Scrambler.
According to the official FCA US LLC press release, “The bed area is customized with a spray-in bedliner and a two-inch steel, prototype tube sport/roll bar painted body-color white. This version of the sport/roll bar anchors to the bed and also extends the length of the bed rails on each side, offering a total of eight tie-down points to lock down cargo.”
Fans of Motocross should fall in love with the dirt bike appearance of the Jeep Flatbill concept, which comes with a custom-designed shortened front bumper and skid plate. The tailgate can be removed from the truck bed to provide easy transport for any BMX needs.
Jeep® Gladiator Gravity
The Jeep Gladiator Gravity concept wasn’t just built for the outdoors, it thrives in high-altitude terrain. Geared for rock-climbing thrill seekers, the concept pickup truck is upgraded with a cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust system to enhance horsepower and torque.
Paying homage to the 1978 Jeep Honcho, the Jeep J6 concept brings a custom Metallic Brilliant Blue paint exterior as well as a bed area that’s 12 inches longer than the standard Jeep Gladiator.
According to the official FCA US LLC press release, “The overall length of the Jeep J6 is 201 inches, while the wheelbase clocks in at 118.4 inches, matching the wheelbase of the current-generation Jeep Wrangler four-door.”
If you’re looking for a getaway outside in Mother Nature, you have your transportation with the Jeep Wayout concept. This truck brings a custom bed rack that builds into a roof-top tent big enough to sleep two. The pickup’s Gator Green color will be available on production Gladiator models.
Jeep® M-715 Five-Quarter
Lastly, the Jeep M-715 Five-Quarter concept pays respect to the late 1960s M-715 and other Jeep brand trucks of the past that were one-and-one-quarter tons, aka “five quarters.”
The former military vehicle was reimagined with a modern design and enhanced off-road capabilities by reinforcing the original frame and replacing the leaf springs with a heavy-duty link/coil suspension system.
Full descriptions for each Jeep Gladiator concept vehicle can be found on the official FCA US LLC press release.