Jeep Moab Easter Safari Concepts Have Off-Road Mojo

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Jeep is giving enthusiasts a look at what its models can do on and off the road in Moab.

Each year, the American automaker hosts the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah and this year, the brand will bring six concepts to the event. All six vehicles are equipped with production and prototype Jeep Performance Parts to showcase what Jeeps are capable of with some customization.

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First off is the Jeep Wrangler “Level Red,” which refers to the highest level of difficulty an off-road trail can be rated with. The Wrangler Level Red rides on a two-inch lift kit along with Dana 44 crate axles while the Jeep Performance Parts “Rock-Trac” transfer case helps make navigating obstacles much easier. The 3.6-liter engine under the hood has been enhanced with a cold air intake and low-restriction exhaust system.

Joining the Wrangler Level Red are two others: the Wrangler MOJO and Wrangler Maximum Performance. The Wrangler MOJO boasts a bright orange paint job and sports the same performance upgrades as the Wrangler Level Red. On the outside are Jeep Performance Parts’ “Shorty” bumpers and prototype flat-top fenders, while 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires have been wrapped around prototype beadlock wheels. As for the Wrangler Maximum Performance, Dana 60 axles are found in the front and the rear along with the new exclusive push-button electric-locking capability. Raising the vehicle is a prototype four-inch lift kit.

To prove the new Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models are entirely off-road capable, the American automaker will bring a pair of Cherokees and a single Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel to this year’s Moab Easter Safari. The Cherokee Adventurer boasts Trailhawk 4×4 capability and a host of Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar. The Cherokee Dakar however, is being billed as the most extreme Cherokee ever with a Silver Steel Satin Gloss exterior, prototype lift kit, larger 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires and prototype wider fender flares.

Lastly, there’s the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior, sitting higher thanks to a Quadra-Lift air suspension kit. The Mojave Sand exterior has been contrasted with Satin Black accents while prototype 20-inch aluminum wheels roll on All-Terrain BFGoodrich tires.

The Moab Easter Jeep Safari runs from April 12 through 20 and is celebrating its 48th year.

GALLERY: Jeep Wrangler Level Red

GALLERY: Jeep Wrangler MOJO

GALLERY: Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance

GALLERY: Jeep Cherokee Adventurer

GALLERY: Jeep Cherokee Dakar

GALLERY: Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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