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For the 46th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep and Mopar brought out six concepts, with the most interesting design being the Mighty FC Concept.
Paying homage to the Jeep Forward Control built from 1956 to 1965, the Mighty FC features a full-size cargo bed with a custom front clip and roof from the Mopar JK-8 conversion kit. Massive 40-inch tires were wrapped around Hutchinson 17-inch headlock wheels giving it plenty of traction. And while the concepts certainly looked great, the Mighty FC decided to put on a show crawling through Moab.
The rock-ready concept had no issues taking on the rugged Moab terrain alongside its inspiration, a 1964 Jeep Forward Control.
This is one Jeep concept we would love see become a reality, the Mighty FC is definitely a winning design.
Watch the video after the break.
An annual showcase of upcoming, potential Jeep products, the Moab Safari is a great way for the iconic brand to connect with its core audience. Unlike other concepts, however, these Jeeps are not meant to sit in rotating pedestals in convention halls. At Moab, Jeep spent the week demonstrating its vehicles and gained a lot of instant feedback from its die-hard community of Jeep 4×4 fans.
The concepts heading to Moab, Utah this year are the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk concept, Wrangler Apache concept, Mighty FC concept, J-12 Conversion concept, Mopar Accessorized Wrangler, and the Wrangler Traildozer concept.
The video includes soundbites from President and CEO of Jeep Brand, Mike Manley and Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care. Along with the feedback from them, we get a better look at all six concepts inside and out.
Watch the video of the 2012 Moab Easter Jeep Safari Concepts after the break.
It’s becoming somewhat of a tradition. The Moab Easter Safari, an annual get together for Jeep fans is also a good opportunity for the brand to showcase upcoming vehicles and ideas.
At this year’s event, which runs from April 16-24; Jeep has said that it will be unveiling six new machines, including a Wrangler based Renegade and Porkchop (seen here as an artist’s rendering).
As for the others, no additional information has yet been released, though don’t be surprised to see some hopped up versions of the current Grand Cherokee as well. Jeep says more details will be revealed later this month.