Jeep Shows Off Seven Concepts for 2018 Easter Jeep Safari

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Jeep has unveiled the seven concept vehicles it will take to the 2018 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.

The most attention-grabbing of the seven Easter Jeep Concepts is the Jeep Sandstorm. This pickup truck packs a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 under its hood, which is mated with a six-speed manual transmission. Jeep says it was inspired by desert Baja racers and is “all about blitzing long, sandy straightaways while still being capable of handling the daily driving duties.” Other mods include tube bumpers, rock rails, an on-board air compressor, heavy duty front and rear axles, 17-inch beadlock wheels and BF Goodrich Krawler tires.

Equally as outlandish as the Sandstrom, the Jeep 4Speed will also attract plenty of attention in Moab. It was designed to be as lightweight as possible and features a carbon fiber hood, carbon fender flares, a carbon rear tub section with aluminum panels and lightweight bodywork. There’s also a swept-back custom roll cage a raked windsield. Powering it is a 2.0-liter turbo engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Breaking the mold a bit is the Jeep Wagoneer Road Trip – essentially a Wagoneer restomod with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 under the hood. The concept retains its original steel body and has also been upgraded with Dana heavy duty axles, custom fender flares, modern-day four-link suspension with coilover springs and 33-inch BF Goodrich tires. There’s even a tool box created from the valve cover of the Wagoneer’s original 230 Tornado engine.

The Jeepster and Nacho concepts are more representative of production Jeeps and are intended to show off the various accessories available for the Wrangler JL. Both feature a two-inch lift and other common off-road mods such as knobby tires, auxiliary lighting, a front mounted winch and beadlock wheels. Completing the concepts is the B-Ute and the J Wagon, which are based on the Renegade and Wrangler JL, respectively, and feature a variety of official Jeep Performance Parts accessories.

All seven of the Jeep concepts will hit the trail in Moab when the 2018 Easter Jeep Safari kicks off on March 24th.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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