As I’m sure you know by now, each year at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, the company brings out a bunch of new concept models exploring new Jeep-related ideas, most of which will never see the light of day. These are this year’s offerings to be unleashed at the 2015 Moab Safari.
There are seven new concept Jeeps coming to 2015 Moab Safari, and unlike the previous events, this time around a strong retro theme seems to be going on in each and every one of them.
If we cut to the chase, first off we have the Jeep Chief, which is inspired by the original Cherokee and also the lifestyle west coast surfers, which probably means it smokes a lot of weed. Its highlights include vintage Ocean Blue exterior color scheme with a white, French Bread roof; a custom modified razor grille; halogen headlamps; removable sides for an open-air feel and flexible hauling; chrome front and rear bumpers and classic, 17-inch slotted mag wheels.
Jeep Staff Car is probably our favorite of the bunch, as it pays homage to the Jeep military service vehicles. The V6-powered Jeep comes with military-style round headlamps, Jeep J8 front and rear bumpers, fender-mounted blackout lamp with guards and a rear-mount spare tire and vintage military gas can, plus 16-inch wheels with 35-inch Firestone NDT military tires.
Next up we have the Jeep Wrangler Africa, which as the name suggests is an expedition vehicle. Main features include a Desert Tan exterior paint, a high-clearance steel front bumper with winch, power step rock rails, power dome vented hood and an extended rear body and high-top roof.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander doesn’t have a particular story behind it, but it does a good amount of kit, including Sage Green exterior paint, one-off front fascia, integrated front winch, tow hooks, larger wheel flares, SRT taillamps and hood, off-road rock rails, front and rear skid plates and 18-inch milled wheels with BF Goodrich All-terrain T/A tires.
Another interesting concept is the Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk, also featuring a Desert Tan exterior, and equipped with Jeep Performance Parts body decal, a topographical hood decal that depicts the Fins and Things Moab trail, off-road rock rails and a skid plate kit. Also featured are Mopar’s trailer hitch receiver and roof rack. It also has the coolest name in this group.
Jeep Cherokee Canyon Trail is another Tan colored concept, but it also gets Satin Black hood, Mopar Katzkin leather seat covers and accent stitching, Jeep Performance Parts embroidered logo on the headrests, body color bezel accents, a cargo tray mat, Jeep Cargo Management System, Moab Off-road bag and all-weather floor mats.
Finally, we have the Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Responder which is a proper off-road monster, boasting Vibrance Responder Red exterior paint, Jeep Performance Parts body decal, 10th Anniversary hood with hydraulic hood props, high-top fender flares and 17-inch beadlock wheels with body color beadlock ring, plus 37-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 tires, four inches of JPP lift, Fox shocks, and front and rear Dana 60 axles with 5.38 gearing from Jeep Performance.