Diverse Jeep and Mopar Concepts Head to Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari


  • 2013 Jeep Moab Easter Safari Picture

    2013 Jeep Moab Easter Safari Picture

    Six new concept vehicles from Jeep and Mopar are headed to the 47th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari. | March 21, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • Six extreme Jeep and Mopar concepts, including the Jeep Wrangler Flattop and Jeep Wrangler Slim, will be showcased at the 47th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari.
  • The event is a friendly focus group for Chrysler to show off new customization and personalization ideas.
  • Other concepts at the event will include the Jeep Sand Trooper II, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II, Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon and Jeep Wrangler Stitch.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Six different Jeep and Mopar-modified concept vehicles, including the Jeep Wrangler Flattop and Jeep Wrangler Slim, will be showcased at the 47th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

The event has evolved as a focus group of sorts at which Chrysler can show off new customization and personalization ideas to Jeep enthusiasts.

Other concepts at the event will include the Jeep Sand Trooper II, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II, Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon and Jeep Wrangler Stitch.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II is described as the "most extreme Grand Cherokee ever, with 35-inch tires and EcoDiesel V6 power." It gets a blood-orange paint treatment, enlarged wheel openings with custom fender flares, custom front and rear skid plates, dual rear tow hooks and modified Mopar rock rails.

The Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon gets a 6.4-liter Hemi V8, along with prototype LED headlights and Stinger off-road bumpers.

The Jeep Wrangler Stitch is a follow-up to the Jeep Wrangler Pork Chop, a favorite Jeep concept from a past Moab Safari event.

"Based on the 2013 Wrangler Rubicon, the Stitch has been lightened to a sparse 3,000 pound curb weight, giving it a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT," said Chrysler in a statement.

The front seats of the Jeep Wrangler Stitch are borrowed from the 2013 SRT Viper. Sections of the body have been cut out and the doors have been removed. Other details include a clear yellow vinyl soft top and black body panels wrapped in a see-through silver architectural fabric.

The Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper II from Mopar features a 5.7-liter Hemi V8, Mopar Portal axles and Shorty off-road bumpers.

The Jeep Wrangler Flattop is described as a "paradox of sorts." It blends an upscale look with hard-core off-road gear, including 37-inch tires. It features a custom one-piece, windowless hardtop. The body gets a metallic sandstone paint treatment with copper and brown accents.

The Jeep Wrangler Slim "offers maximum performance that is significantly lighter in weight," said Chrysler.

Details include prototype 17-inch Jeep Performance Parts forged beadlock wheels, a black grille and a CB radio in the cabin.

Edmunds says: The latest Jeep and Mopar concepts appear to be keeping weight savings and fuel economy in mind. That may be one of the takeaways of the Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

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