This year's Safari will mark the debut of the highly anticipated all-new Jeep® Gladiator on Moab's scenic and demanding trails. To celebrate, Jeep® and Mopar brands are showcasing six fun and ultra-capable new truck-based Jeep® concept vehicles that are certain to turn heads and delight the crowd.
The Jeep® Wayout concept is a true overlanding vehicle that takes advantage of the all-new Gladiator's class-leading payload to allow adventure seekers to go far off the beaten path. The Jeep® Wayout is a functional concept that showcases a full roof-top tent that sleeps two comfortably, and custom, large sprawling canop, plus a new Gator Green color that will be available on production Gladiator models.
For additional capability, a Jeep® Performance Parts 2-inch lift kit increases ground clearance on top of 17-inch steel wheels that are hugged by 37-inch mud-terrain tires, providing a distinct retro feeling harking back the original Willys pickups that paved the way for modern Jeep® trucks. Furthermore, a 12,000-lb. Warn winch and Jeep® Performance Parts snorkel help overcome multiple obstacles - both wet and dry.
The Jeep® Wayout is powered by the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Designed with the desert lifestyle in mind, the Jeep® Flatbill concept is another fun look at the all-new Gladiator, mixed with the extreme thrills of the Motocross world - resulting in an unmistakable, loud and rowdy appearance that serves as the ultimate hauler for an array of toys.
The Jeep® Flatbill is a truck dedicated to dirt bike riding through-and-through and is fully equipped to handle transport of dirt bikes for any off-road adventure.
Inside, bright bed-lined floors plus custom-trimmed seats create a fun and sporty environment.
The Jeep® Flatbill is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with a cold-air Mopar intake and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Continuing the Easter Jeep® Safari tradition of "Resto-Mods" comes the Jeep® M-715 Five-Quarter that is a seamless blend of vintage and modern components. The term "Five-Quarter" is a historical nod to Jeep® trucks of the past that were one and one-quarter tons - or "five quarters."
Starting with a 1968 M-715, this Gladiator-based military vehicle was re-imagined with design and functional improvements to its chassis, drivetrain and cargo configurations, resulting in a truly capable showpiece.
On the exterior, the original front sheet metal was removed and a full carbon-fiber front end takes its place. Additional body modifications include a 3.5-inch drop to its convertible soft-top, further enhancing its factory monster truck silhouette.
Inside, new Jeep® Wrangler seats free of headrests have been installed for a sleek, low-back visual. Additionally, water-jetted aluminum components make up a new lightweight and premium instrument panel as well as door panels.
Power is provided to the Jeep® M-715 Five-Quarter by a 6.2-liter supercharged "Hellcrate" HEMI V-8 engine which produces more than 700 horsepower.
The Jeep® J6 concept is all truck, all the time, mixing the classic Jeep® truck styling of the late 1970s with prototype and production Jeep® Performance Parts from Mopar.
The Jeep® J6 is a Rubicon customized in a two-door configuration, maximizing cargo space with a large, six-foot functional bed "box" area that is 12 inches longer than the standard Jeep® Gladiator bed. Mopar and the Jeep® Design team reached back in time for the custom Metallic Brilliant Blue paint, a homage to the exterior look of the 1978 Jeep® Honcho.
Exterior DNA flows into the interior of the Jeep® J6. The instrument panel inserts are body-color matching, and Katzkin leather seats and armrests are also accented with body-color blue stitching. A bright pedal kit, all-weather floor mats and molded door sill guards with the Jeep® logo round out the lineup of Mopar accessories.
The Jeep® JT Scrambler concept is a heritage-inspired remix, carrying the throwback color palette and graphics of the iconic CJ Scrambler crossed with a combination of available Jeep® Performance Parts and conceptual touches.
The look of the early 1980s-era CJ8 Scrambler is recreated with prototype Punk'N Metallic Orange and Nacho body-side stripes running from the front panels to the bed, and a matching hood graphic. The white exterior is crowned with a freedom top painted in vintage amber, continuing the retro feel.
Based on the Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon, the Scrambler pulls liberally from the Mopar brand's Jeep® Performance Parts line, including a set of four, 5-inch LED lights stationed atop the sport/roll bar, and two stationed on the vehicle's A-pillars.
The Scrambler color theme is followed through on the interior. Katzkin Amaretto Brown leather seats are bordered in orange thread, with the Jeep® grille logo embroidered in a light Tungsten on the seatbacks.
The rock climber-themed Jeep® Gladiator Gravity concept is elevated with a full complement of available-at-launch Jeep® Performance Parts from Mopar to help equip those who have a desire to reach greater heights.
The Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon is a ready-to-order expression of how Jeep® Performance Parts can help enhance the all-new pickup's capability and versatility. In the bed area, mounted Mopar cross rails work in concert with a cargo carrier basket to deliver storage space for rock-climbing gear such as ropes, carabiners, helmets and shoes. A unique Mopar/Decked truck bed storage system offers additional lockable cargo space through dual sliding drawers, while still allowing for storage on top in the bed area.
The vehicle is upgraded with a cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust system to enhance horsepower and torque. Inside, the interior is dressed up with Katzkin leather seats featuring the Jeep® grille logo embroidered in Tungsten stitching. Additional Mopar accessories include grab handles stamped with the Jeep® grille logo, MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) bags for storage and all-weather floor mats with a unique "plug" system that allows for direct draining of water and debris.