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 |  Apr 11 2013, 9:31 AM

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As always, the Jeep Moab Easter Safari concepts hint at what the American automaker has in mind for the future, with the next-generation Wrangler being previewed in the concepts this year.

It’s no surprise that Jeep is focusing on improving fuel efficiency across all its models, as the brand weighs down Chrysler’s overall corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rating. That means as each Jeep model gets redesigned, we can expect plenty of weight to be shed along with more fuel efficient engines.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Jeep Moab Easter Safari Concepts Unveiled

To give an idea as to what Jeep is been thinking about, the Wrangler Stitch concept is 1,100 pounds less than the current Wrangler. Granted the next-generation Wrangler won’t be losing that much weight, but it’s clear that Jeep is working hard in finding ways to get the SUV lighter. Considerations to help spring that weight include the use of aluminum for the doors and hood.

As for the design, it’s hinted at in the Wrangler Slim concept. Aerodynamic improvements will be another focus, and the Slim’s front bumper is expected to find its way on the new Wrangler.

Talking about powerplants,there’s a strong possibility that the Wrangler could see an oil-burner under the hood, but it will depend on how well the Grand Cherokee diesel does in the market.

Confirming that the new Wrangler will come in both two- and four-door varieties when it’s launched, Jeep has revealed is even thinking over a third body style. There’s no word on what that might be, but a pickup isn’t out of the question.

GALLERY: 2013 Jeep Easter Moab Concepts

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Jeep Flattop Concept First Look Video

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Jeep Stitch Concept First Look Video

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[Source: Car and Driver]

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  • http://twitter.com/bcorcoran Brendan Corcoran

    I came here to say that auto-playing video (and its associated advertisement) is incredibly annoying. Please set autostart=false.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247381857 Bob Lionel

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ran-Kelvin/100000674993311 Ran Kelvin

    Now for a Jeep comment. If there is any way to get these geezers off their Detroit decayed asses and standing tall on some real progressive Wranglers… Look, why is the rest of the world able to buy a Wrangler with an oil burner under the hood and we can’t in America? Maybe the hep cats in Turin can listen to customers for a change and for God’s Sakes, put some comfortable seats in the Wrangler. Why do I need to yank my seats and spend a couple of Grand to put decent seats in my Jeep?

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.hanson.737 Thomas Hanson

    Haha. You pay for bandwidth.

  • nina

    Came here to read about Jeeps, had to close a stupid Subaru ad. #annoyingashell
    Then the video started (see #annoying…)
    And, the sound…

    Likely will not return – don’t you guys realize how outdated that crap is?

  • Tanto

    You already took off the steel bumper as put a shit piece of plastic an now carbon fiber hood and aluminum doors? Just seems like it gonna be another SUV on the road in the near future. This is taking away from the integrity of it being a jeep! Jeeps are tough not plastic.

  • Benjamin

    #lol #ithink #im #usingtwitter

  • Michel Leclerc

    I agree ! I own a 2001 TJ and even that model had too much plastic for my liking… So a short time after getting it I stripped the Jeep down to bare minimum even replacing the plastic dash with metal panelling mounted on the dash frame and removed the door panels… I’ve also permanently removed the back seat and installed a cargo box in it’s place, removed all carpet and Rhino- lined the whole thing. Now not only do I have an almost plastic free Jeep but it’s body has been reinforced with body armor but I have front steel flat fenders & rear rubber fender flares mounted to the wheel wells, gone are both cheap bumpers & many more improvements have been made to make it very off-road ready… I wouldn’t even consider getting a new Jeep because although they are very capable machines I feel they are getting to be just like all other SUV out there. It’s a jeep not a car…

  • blow me haters

    Can i take it Muddin’?

  • Dino Galdamez

    The ONE piece hard top again … no way … that thing is too heavy to take out … It should have been Two pieces hard top in order to remove from front and back easily since the soft top is also a pain in the butt. I’ll keep my 3 freedom hard top Jeep wrangler 2007 for now !

  • ElRio

    I stopped at “we took out the heater”.

  • Vojt Barys

    Best thing about Jeeps; they will always look good, no matter the year. Just like the Mercedes G-Wagon

  • Vojt Barys

    Lol; valid point.

  • J. H. Smity

    The Jeep Wrangler should be given an “American Classic” waiver when it comes to all of this BS liberal “I know better than you do” weight restrictions.

  • ???

    People who buy Wranglers do not concern themselves with EPA BS CAFE standards. Jeep owners are more concerned about off road performance. What would be nice is a Larger Gas Tank. Vehicle manufacturer’s don’t listen to the buyers. Govt dictates what they do. I am not impressed with Fiat (Fix It Again Tony) and would never buy a new Vehicle. Fiat’s 500 looks like garbage. They will eventually screw up the Jeep as well. Besides they are going to manufacture some Jeep models in China deleting more jobs in the US.