If you’re anyone who’s anyone that loves off-road, then you’ve already made your arrangement for the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari in picturesque Moab, Utah. And if you’re planning on driving the trails, then your Jeep is ready as well–sturdy winch, sticky tires, locking axles, low-range transfer case, articulating suspension, it all has to go through a thorough review before you set off.
Meanwhile, in Toledo, Ohio, the peeps at Jeep, along with some help from Mopar, are getting ready with a few surprises that were just announced today. Evidently, six new Jeep concepts are now headed to Moab, and they look dressed to impress.
First up is this hot Wrangler Level Red. Taking its name from the highest difficulty trails out there, the Level Red is a real off-road conqueror. It’s got two inches of lift, Dana 44 axles, a Rock-Trac transfer case with a 4:1 low range, a cold air intake, and a low-restriction exhaust system, as well as a jaw-dropping crawl ratio of 73:1.
The Pitch Black paint is well-paired with a graphic stripe of TorRed spanning the length of the hood and body sides, giving it that off-road style future Jeep owners should take a liking to. Add to all this a foursome of prototype 17×8-inch beadlock-capable wheels and 35-inch BFG Mud Terrains, and you’ve got one hell of a rock-ready Wrangler.
Next is the Wrangler MOJO, the “OJ” of which is short for “Orange Jeep.” This four-wheeler deserves the benefit of the doubt for featuring a two-inch lift, locking Dana 44s, 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case, and a crawl ratio of 59:1. LED headlamps and fog lamps make the night an enjoyable prospect for off-roading, while a skid plate and pair of rock rails will keep the damage to a minimum.
Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) supplied the “shorty” bumpers, prototype flat-top fenders, beadlock wheels, skid plates, and more. Expect to see the MOJO traversing the tough landscapes with 37-inch BFG Mud Terrains and some very happy passengers.
Then there is the Wrangler Maximum Performance. If Chuck Norris is indeed the toughest SOB who ever lived, this would likely be his automobile of choice. We’re talking a 70:1 crawl ratio, push-button electric-locking Dana 60s front and rear, 4.88 gear ratios, a 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case, BFG Mud-Terrains, and four inches of lift courtesy JPP.
JPP also donated some sweet parts for testing, which the trails of Moab are more than willing to oblige with endless abuse. The JPP parts include the stinger-style front bumper, a skid plate, rock rails, and a flatty fender kit. MOPAR added its custom black grille, a winch, and a Rigid Industries LED light bar to boost the MP’s capabilities.
Fourth in line is the Cherokee Adventurer, making use of the divisive 2014’s appearance to try and prove once and for all that these Fiat-based models are worthy of the Jeep name. To that end, the company has transformed the SUV into an able off-roader, with JPP rock rails and skid plates to protect the oil pan, front suspension, fuel tank and underbody. It can amble handily over the loose scrabble with a 48:1 crawl ratio.
The interior is spruced up with black Katzkin leather seats, maize-embroidered Jeep logos, and stitching on the steering wheel. Tan-colored trim adorns the HVAC bezels, steering wheel, door switch bezels, and instrument panel to coordinate with the outside paint scheme.
The penultimate Jeep is the Cherokee Dakar, touted as the “most extreme Cherokee ever.” Packing a sleek Silver Steel outer coat with red accents on the wheels and grille, the SUV looks every bit the part of a rally competitor ready for the race. There’s been no word on what its powertrain is, but it’s probably safe to assume it’s the 3.2L V6 Pentastar with a nine-speed automatic.
With a little lift, the Dakar is able to fit 33-inch BFG Mud Terrains that complement the style quite nicely. A prototype rear fascia is supposed to help with the departure angle, which is set at 39 degrees, while the front is 32 degrees. It’s ready for whatever Moab has in store with JPP rock rails and complete underbody skid plate arrangement.
Last but not least is the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior, making use of the in-demand 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel engine that’s been making waves since it was reported to command 240 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Cherokee will be ready for the challenges that lay ahead with a 44:1 crawl ratio, rock rails, tow hooks, and aggressive BFG All Terrain tires.
Inside, all-weather floor mats will keep the passengers’ footwear from messing up the carpet. Gloss black accents adorn the air condition bezels, instrument panel, and steering wheel, among other spots. Style and substance are the defining features of any Grand Cherokee, and the Trail Warrior does not disappoint.
What do you think of these Jeeps? Pick one and tell us why it’s the ideal choice for you by leaving a comment down below. Pack your gear and we’ll see you at Moab!