Last week, we brought you a look at the two most extreme concepts that debuted this past weekend at the 2022 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The Bob Concept and the Magneto 2.0 Concept were the most elaborate concepts in Moab this past weekend, but the brand brought out five other new concepts – all of which were based on production models, heavily clad in Jeep Performance Parts.
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk PHEV Concept
First up, we have the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk PHEV Concept. The new Grand Cherokee has proven to be very popular with buyers while the 4xe package has made the Wrangler the bestselling plug-in hybrid in the U.S. market. The Grand Cherokee 4xe shares the same hybrid tech, so we expect that it will quickly become one of the most popular powertrain options in the lineup.
While many Grand Cherokee 4xe owners won’t go off-roading, the Jeep engineers have designed the Trailhawk models to be as off-road-capable as the gas-powered models. At the Easter Safari, the team rolled out a beefed-up Grand Cherokee hybrid, showcasing the models’ ability to become even more capable on unpaved roads with simple upgrades.
Custom Industrial Blue exterior
Signature 4xe Lagoon Blue tow hooks
Glare-proof matte Trailhawk hood decal
Custom roof rack with integrated tie downs
Black painted Rhino Liner roof
Custom fog light bezels with quad LED projector fog lamps
Custom vinyl side graphics
Mopar rock rails
Custom saddle-colored upholstered seats with “Rodney” houndstooth inserts, 4xe Trailhawk badge and Surf Blue stitching
Custom 20-inch painted Neutral Gray metallic matte wheels
33-inch BFGoodrich mud terrain tires
Trimmed wheel wells with custom widened flares
The first Jeep was introduced back in 1941 as a military vehicle and over the course of the past 80 years, that vehicle evolved into what we know today as the Wrangler. The legendary SUV has lasted so long by regularly evolving and the most recent evolution is the introduction of the plug-in hybrid 4xe model. To pay homage to the original with the 4xe, the ‘41 Concept was created.
The Jeep ‘41 Concept is a new Wrangler 4xe with an array of aesthetic upgrades to give it a classic, military feel.
Olive D.R.A.B. ‘41 matte green finish
Black powder-coated steel bumpers
Accent-colored tow hooks
JPP bumper hoop
Tan soft top
JPP half doors
Custom stenciled graphics package from the Jeep Graphic Studio
Retro shifter with a customized shifter cap from the Jeep Graphic Studio
Canvas-covered seats with digital camo inserts and Serafil 1043 stitching
Rhino-lined heavy texture floor in D.R.A.B. ‘41 matte green
Instrument panel inserts are painted D.R.A.B. ‘41 matte green
Custom Willys retro graphic in the cluster
17-inch Fifteen52 wheels painted in D.R.A.B. ‘41 matte green
35-inch mud-terrain tires
JPP 2-inch lift kit
Rubicon 20th Anniversary Concept
Twenty years ago, the Wrangler Rubicon was introduced as the most off-road-ready vehicle on the market. At the 2022 Easter Jeep Safari, the Rubicon 20th Anniversary Concept flexes as the latest incarnation of the best factory-built off-roader in the world.
Built on a new Wrangler Rubicon 392, this 20th Anniversary Concept looks like it is ready to drive right into production.
Custom-built half doors
Sky One-touch powertop with removable side panels
Matte Granite Crystal exterior vinyl wrap
Steel Bumpers with a front hoop
Steel belly pan
Gold tow hooks
Rubicon 20th anniversary hood decal
American flag fender decal
Mopar swing gate air compressor
JPP 2-inch lift kit
17-inch Mopar beadlock-capable wheels
37-inch mud-terrain tires
Jeep uses these concept vehicles to show off the capabilities of the various models with specific upgrades. Some of those upgrades are conceptual or custom, but there are also plenty of components on display which are presently available from either the Mopar or Jeep Performance Parts catalog. With thousands of Jeep owners coming to Moab, there is a great opportunity to market upgrades to these folks and that is where the D-Coder Concept comes into play.
This gloss black Jeep Gladiator is equipped with more than 35 Mopar and JPP upgrades, each of which is painted Maraschino Red and labeled with a QR code. When you scan that QR, you are taken to the page on either the Mopar or Jeep Performance Parts website, where you will find all of the applicable part numbers, specifications and pricing information for each product.
We aren’t going to run through the whole list – even the press release doesn’t list them all, but this Gladiator is essentially equipped with every upgrade that Mopar or JPP offer, inside and out, including both aesthetic and performance bits.
Birdcage Concept by JPP
Finally, we come to the Wrangler Birdcage Concept, designed by the JPP team to be an extreme open-air off-road machine. This Wrangler combines the performance of the 4xe hybrid with a spread of Mopar, JPP and custom upgrades to create an even more capable machine.
Eagle Brown finish
Granite Crystal metallic and signature Jeep 4xe Surf Blue accents
Custom rock-slider skid plate that connects two rounded 2-inch steel support bars
Recessed Warn winch
Surf Blue closed-tow hoops
Custom flat-fender flares with integral removable daytime running light covers (This concept is the first 50-state legal fender flare with OEM DRL and meets 50-state tire coverage requirements)
Custom taillight spacers
Underbody rock lights at all four corners while
Custom rock rails on each side with additional slider tubes
Windshield and wipers removed
Concept header-mounted 14-inch JPP TYRI off-road LED lights
Rhino Rack cargo basket
Tobacco Leaf and Cocoa Brown leather seats with Surf Blue accent stitching
Matching instrument panel, steering wheel, shifter boot and emergency-brake handle
Custom JPP instrument panel accessory rail
Mopar stainless steel pedal covers
Armorlite vinyl floor with drain plugs
Concept Add-A-Trunk decklid panel
JPP swing-gate flip-down table
17-inch JPP five-spoke beadlock wheels
BFGoodrich KM3 37-inch tires
JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks