Jeep Shows Off Seven Concepts For The Jeep Easter Safari; Four Of Them Are Electrified

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

Jeep brings a healthy crop of electrified (and non-electrified) concepts to Moab.

Electrification and EV adoption doesn’t seem to be a stranger to the Jeep brand. The Jeep 4xe PHEV has been a strong seller, and the brand has taken the wraps off seven different off-road concepts that will be running at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari. Out of the seven concepts the brand showed off, four of them are electrified.

First up: the Jeep Magneto 3.0. The third iteration of this Jeep Wrangler-like concept, the Magneto 3.0 uses an 800-volt EV architecture, complete with four lithium-ion battery packs. The setup is good for 70 kWh, and get this, the Magneto 3.0 uses a six-speed manual transmission. The old Magneto 2.0 was super fast, Jeep claimed a 0-60 time in as little as two seconds. This new one has improvements in range and torque, and a trick driving mode that allows for one-pedal driving in low-range crawling environments.

Jeep(R) Wrangler Magneto 3.0 Concept

Jeep also showed off three different 4xe PHEV concepts. One of which was the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Departure concept. The SUV is equipped with tube-style doors and a fold-down grille that can be used as a bench. It also has relocated its spare wheel to the cargo area, for some real off-road cred.

One of the most eye-catching would be the 1978 Jeep Cherokee 4xe concept. Stellantis took a Jeep Cherokee and mounted it on the frame of a Wrangler 4xe.

1978 Jeep(R) Cherokee 4xe Concept

There were other concepts, too. Jeep showed off a Grand Wagoneer Overland concept, complete with a modest lift, a set of BF Goodrich tires, and some swanky plaid interior. On top of the SUV, sits RedTail Overland Skyloft. It’s a climate-controlled tent, which should make for some pretty comfy night stays in the wilderness.

Grand Wagoneer Overland Concept

Jeep showed off a special Magenta-colored Wrangler 4xe equipped with the Jeep’s new AccuAir suspension kit, and a Gladiator that had been modified to carry a whole lot of stuff.

Last, but definitely not least, would be 392 Scrambler concept. Painted in an eye-searingly bright green, this Hemi-powered off-roader is the ultimate in ICE Jeeps. Jeep took a four-door Wrangler, chopped the windshield a bit, and added this bespoke bodyshell made of carbon fiber.

These concepts will be at the Jeep Easter Safari in Moab, starting on April 1.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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